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Trial Coordinator Vegetable Seeds (Malaysia, Cameron Highlands)

Do you want to develop a variety and trial network in the Cameron Highlands and surrounding areas? Then you are the Trial Coordinator we are looking for in our South-East Asian team!
What does your job as Trial Coordinator at Rijk Zwaan look like?
As Trial Coordinator in Malaysia, you will develop a variety trial network in the Cameron Highlands and surrounding areas in consultation with our distributor and the crop specialists in the Rijk Zwaan South East Asia team. You plan and execute pre-commercial and commercial screening trials at our trial locations. For this you are in close contact with the breeding departments and the commercial team of RZ and our distributor. You will need to communicate with overseas Rijk Zwaan colleagues regarding technological developments, innovations and improvements. Additionally, you are responsible for:
  • Visiting and arranging visits on a regular basis to the various trials
  • Assessing the suitability of the trial varieties for Cameron Highland growers and the Malaysian market
  • Seeking feedback from growers and the market about Rijk Zwaan varieties
  • Communicating the trial results to the breeding department, the crop team and our Malaysian distributor through regular, close contact
  • Visiting Rijk Zwaan trials at relevant international locations and identifying potential candidate trial varieties for the trials in Malaysia
  • Following new developments in the market that should be addressed by breeding
  • Preparing an annual trial plan and trial budget for approval by the country manager SEA
Your contribution
You are a good organizer with an active and practical approach towards solving problems and persevering. Due to your interpersonal sensitivity, open personality, good communication skills, trustworthiness and sensitivity to good advice you have the ability to create good partnerships. Besides, you have good communication skills and a good level of English, verbally and written. You have a positive attitude and are willing to travel frequently in South East Asia. In addition, we can find the following on your resume:
  • A completed bachelor degree in the field of Horticulture
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience and bringing in sound and relevant crop knowledge
  • Knowledge of and experience with growing and assessing crop varieties
What can you expect from us?
As Trial Coordinator you will be part of the Rijk Zwaan South East Asia team. This team develops an integrated crop and account strategy for the region and is well connected with relevant specialists in the global Rijk Zwaan organisation. To accelerate the introduction of varieties that are specifically adapted to the Cameron Highlands, we want to develop a trial network with commercial growers in this and surrounding areas. Our focus crops are tomato, lettuce, sweet pepper and cucumber. Besides an international and dynamic work environment, we are happy to offer you:
  • A permanent contract from the start
  • Market-based salary based on job level and experience
  • Various training opportunities through our Rijk Zwaan Academy
  • A motivated and collegial team working through-out South East Asia
Do you recognize yourself and would you like to start as soon as possible? Click on ‘Apply’ to apply directly. You can address your application to Madelon Vos (Advisor Human Resources).  
As your application will be reviewed carefully by several colleagues, you will hear from us within two weeks. An assessment will be part of the procedure. 
Rijk Zwaan: your new employer? 
Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture and among the top 5 vegetable breeding companies in the world. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. 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 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.  

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