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Product Development Specialist Algeria

Are you an experienced and passionate sales and product development specialist? Are you ambitious and eager to work for a dynamic international company? If you think you fit in this profile, apply for this full-time vacancy for Product Development Specialist, based in Algeria.

The vacancy for a Product Development Specialist at Rijk Zwaan

Rijk Zwaan Middle East is committed to develop the vegetable seed market and promote Rijk Zwaan varieties to growers, wholesalers and retailers. We believe in getting the best possible variety to growers and helping them to get the best yield and quality, keeping in mind the requirements of the end-users.

Within this role you are responsible for maintain the existing market share and to develop new opportunities. You will also offer crop advice, make recommendations for variety choice and introduce new varieties to professional growers in Algeria through trials, events, visits. You exchange necessary information on new material with sales team and help in position of new commercial introductions. You will make and implement a sales forecast based on the customer requirements. Thorough knowledge of the variety assortment is essential. You will work in close co-operation with several Rijk Zwaan product development specialists all around the world.

We are seeking a Product Development Specialist with:

  • A bachelor degree in Agriculture science
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Knowledge in Algeria

Furthermore, you are committed to provide a high service level, and to maintain the ethics of the company. You have strong analytical skills and you are pro-active in making suggestions for crop improvement. You take initiative easily and you have a commercial and client-focused approach. You are strongly intrinsic motivated and like to work in a pragmatic and enthusiastic way. You have either strong communication skills and computer skills, and you keep track of the latest developments in the horticultural industry. You are based in Algeria and you are willing to travel locally and abroad. Because of the international nature of the role, proficiency in the English and French language is essential. Also a driver license is  crucial. You are an independent self-starter.


You can address your application to Abdullah Sa’sa (Business Manager Middle East & North Africa) by sending your cv and cover letter to

We will consider your application carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us as soon as possible.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?

Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. We have a long-term focus, which is why we offer our employees a permanent contract as soon as they join us.

From our strategic position we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 3,300 people in over 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential. Working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we want to continuously work together towards a healthy future.