Vacancy North Eastern USA Product Development Specialist

  • United States, Salinas (CA)
  • Research & Breeding  | Horticulture
  • Bachelor

Are you interested in a Product Development Specialist Position; providing technical support and evaluating trials? Do you have experience in Agriculture or production? If so, apply for the Production Development Specialist full-time position.

The vacancy for a Product Development Specialist at Rijk Zwaan USA

The Product Development Specialist is responsible for developing Rijk Zwaan seed business in the North Eastern  Region.  Within this role, you are responsible for organizing and following variety trials in consultation with Rijk Zwaan staff, distributors, growers and cooperating companies with a focus on vegetables.  In addition, you are also responsible for the introduction and sales of the total Rijk Zwaan open field product development activities for all outdoor varieties in the North Eastern USA.   For this position, 20 to 25 percent seasonal travel is required.

We are seeking a Product Development Specialist with the following criteria:

  • BS, or higher in Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture, or related field
  • Experience in agriculture, seed business or production is a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in produce industry
  • Ability to develop good long term industry relationships
  • Team oriented

Excellent Benefits: 

Health, Dental and Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Medical & Dependent Care Reimbursement and Pension Plan.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?

Rijk Zwaan USA with headquarters in Salinas California is one of the subsidiaries from where we support all commercial related activities in North America.

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 to growers and other chain partners. From our strategic position, we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about healthy growth. The growth of natural and healthy products that we export around the world. The growth of our company and above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.


Please upload your resume and cover letter to

You can address your cover letter to Loretta Brown, Office Manager of Rijk Zwaan USA Inc.  If you experience trouble with the link, please contact Loretta Brown for assistance at

Our human resources department will consider your application carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us as soon as possible.  An assessment will be part of the procedure.

Your application process

Phone and In Person Interviews

Background check


I’d like to receive your application

Loretta Brown

Office Manager

Project Manager Biologicals

  • Netherlands, De Lier
  • Research & Breeding
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Master

Teamleider Pre-breeding

  • Netherlands, De Lier
  • Research & Breeding
  • Master

Team Leader Pre-breeding

  • Netherlands, De Lier
  • Research & Breeding
  • Master