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Specialist Cultivation Sicily

Are you an ambitious and energetic agronomist with a hands-on mentality?
Do you live in Ragusa area? Do you have a technical focus and a deep knowledge on agricultural practices?  If so, apply for this vacancy for Specialist Cultivation Sicily.

The vacancy for a Specialist Cultivation at Rijk Zwaan

Rijk Zwaan’s activities in the Trial Station of Santa Croce Camerina are increasing. We are developing product assortments adapted for the climate and the market specification of Sicily. To help us realize these goals, we are looking for a Specialist Cultivation.
Within this role you are responsible for the planning of the daily work in the station, based on the annual planning in co-operation with the Station Co-ordinator. Prepares planting summaries, area maps and field maps. Instructs the grower on staff planning, planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, grading and record keeping. Prepares weekly crop reports, with a focus on crop progress, quality and yield estimates. Implements and strive for continuous improvements in all areas of R&D trials. Support quality and quantity data collection (weight, brix caliber and plant traits etc)

We are seeking a Specialist Cultivation with:

  • a  BSc Agriculture
  • at least 5 years’ relevant experience deep knowledge on agricultural practices
  • good written and verbal English

Furthermore, you are an energetic, enterprising and independent person. You have good analytical skills and are well known with modern technology. You are resourceful and ambitious and you have a hands-on mentality. Good social skills and a team mentality are indispensable qualities.


You can address your application to under the reference SC.18. Remember to specify the authorization to the processing of personal data (Legislative Decree 196/2008). The recruitment is open to male and female (L.903 / 77). 

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?

Italy has one of the biggest vegetable seed markets in Europe, where Rijk Zwaan is focused with dedicated research programs in order to develop future varieties and an healthy business growth. Rijk Zwaan Italia is a growing company, very active on the market.
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 2,500 people in more than 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.