Vacancy Product Development Specialist Canada

  • Canada, Leamington, Ontario
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Bachelor

Do you have a passion for agriculture? Are you interested in providing technical support and evaluating greenhouse trials? Do you have experience in product development in the seed business? If so, apply for the Production Development Specialist in Canada

What are the responsibilities of the Product Development Specialist at Rijk Zwaan Canada?

The Product Development Specialist is responsible for developing Rijk Zwaan seed business in Southwestern Ontario. 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 product introductions and commercial sales activities for the Rijk Zwaan greenhouse product line in Southwestern Ontario.

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

  • BS, or higher in Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in agriculture, seed business, production, or related field.
  • Strong technical knowledge in regional vegetable crop production practices
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Ability to develop good long-term industry relationships
  • Team oriented
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Potential to be Hybrid role with Travel within Canada required. Rijk Zwaan Canada is based in Leamington Ontario.

Excellent Benefits:

Vision, Dental, Orthodontics and Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Health Care Spending Account, family fitness benefit, and employer pension contributions.

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. We take great pride in contributing to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Rijk Zwaan currently employs over 3,900 people globally in over 30 countries.

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. We continuously strive to work together towards a healthy future.

Do you see yourself as the ideal candidate and want to apply?

Please upload your resume and cover letter to:…

You can address your cover letter to Gretchen Raymond, Managing Director of Rijk Zwaan Canada. 

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

Two face to face interviews


Terms of employment interview

A permanent contract from the start!

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  • Brian Pfaff

Brian Pfaff

Managing Director Canada

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