Vacancy Product Development Specialist

  • India, Bangalore
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Bachelor  | Master

Are you an experienced and passionate Product Development and Sales Specialist? Are you ambitious and eager to work for a dynamic international company? Then apply for this vacancy for Product Development Specialist, based in Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

How does your job as Product Development Specialist at Rijk Zwaan look like?

Within this role, you will be responsible for developing the market for Rijk Zwaan crops, searching for new business opportunities. You will meet with customers and give professional agronomic advice, make recommendations for variety choice for the market as well as introduce new varieties to growers in the state of Maharashtra & Rajasthan through trials, events and frequent visits.

Within this role, you will also make the sales forecast based on customers' requirements and long term planning for the state. Thorough knowledge of variety assortment is essential. Furthermore, you will work in close cooperation with Regional Sales Managers, Crop Specialists, Trial Specialists, Chain Managers and Product Promotion Officers.

Your contribution:

You are a fair and trustworthy person with high principles of ethics. You have strong analytical skills and you like to make suggestions for crop improvement. You take initiative easily and you have a commercial and client-focused approach. You are enthusiastic about horticulture and you keep track of the latest developments in this industry. You are a good communicator and you are motivated to help growers. As you will be working within international environment, fluent English is important. 

You are based in Maharashtra & Rajasthan and you are willing to travel locally and abroad.  You are an independent self-starter.

In addition, we can find the following in your CV:

  • a Bachelor's or Master's degree in agriculture or horticulture;
  • at least 3-5 years of relevant experience in seed companies; experience in a vegetable seed company will be preferred;
  • experience within sales or marketing.

What can you expect from us?

As Product Development Specialist you will be part of the Rijk Zwaan India Commercial Team. This team develops an integrated crop and client strategy for the region and is well connected with relevant specialists in the global Rijk Zwaan organization. We are actively breeding new vegetable varieties for India in several crops and focus particularly on the protected crops and hydroponic markets. New varieties from the Rijk Zwaan breeding programs are distributed in India through our well established commercial partners. Besides an international and dynamic work environment, we are happy to offer you:

  • a permanent contract from the start;
  • a good work and life balance;
  • an extensive on-boarding program and trainings with Rijk Zwaan Academy;
  • International exposure and many options to develop your skills and career within Rijk Zwaan.

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 to growers and other chain partners. Everything we do is about healthy growth. The growth of our business; worldwide availability of vegetable seeds for the growth of healthy products. 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. At Garakahalli, Bangalore, you can find the Research & Development location of Rijk Zwaan India.

Interested?

Do you recognize yourself and would you like to start as soon as possible? You can address your application to divya.d@rijkzwaan.com.

As your application will be reviewed carefully by several colleagues, you will hear from us within two weeks.

Your application process

Video interview

Face to face interview

Terms of employment interview

Permanent contract from the start!

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