The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.
Sales & Marketing - Sales
Product Development Specialist
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
This position will be responsible for the product development process for the HM.CLAUSE product line for a strategic group of vegetable crops in a defined region, coordinating all activities of vegetable seed product development including trial results, securing approvals during the process, and finalizing all the processes before the product becomes pre-commercial.
POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:
Evaluates new vegetable seed product characteristics in marketing utilizing effective and efficient trialing plan(s) that will identify vegetable seed products that should be recommended for advancement, in order to meet the current and future needs of customers within target markets, while providing a favorable return on investment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Provide a link between marketing and sales to evaluate and identify new vegetable seed products that will meet the needs of the target customers in specific crops and region.
• Make recommendations to the Regional Business Manager and Technical Sales Representatives regarding new vegetable seed products to be advanced into the pre-commercial status (status 2), based on the Product Development trial results, as well as the ability of the product to meet customer needs.
• Develop the required product performance data to use in determining the value added benefits and features of a new product.
• Provide technical support to Sales, Product Managers, and customers regarding how to effectively use HMCLAUSE vegetable seed products.
• Maintain an in-depth understanding of the changing market trends and customer needs to effectively identify new vegetable seed products that will meet their needs, and will give HM.CLAUSE a competitive advantage in the market.
• Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding the competitor's key vegetable seed products.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
• Requires a minimum of a B.S. in Agronomy or Horticulture, or equivalent field.
• Minimum 3 years experience in the Vegetable industry preferred.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Strategic Planning and Analysis – Ability to participate in the overall strategy, development and sales requirements coordination for new and emerging vegetable seed products.
Technical Skills – Knowledge of the Vegetable Fresh Market and / or Vegetable Processing market / industry. Experience in the vegetable industry. Possess crop management technical skills. Ability to evaluate trials and new variety selections. PC skills needed.
Interpersonal Skills – Possess strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to develop and maintain productive work relationships with associates, dealers, grower customers and related industry personnel.
Teamwork - Team player with a positive attitude, as well as the ability to facilitate teamwork among staff.
Judgment - Exhibit sound and accurate judgment. Accept personal responsibility for task fulfillment and job performance. Professionalism - Highly self-motivated individual, with a high level of time management and organizational skills. Well-organized, committed, accurate and thorough, with attention to detail.
Adaptability - Ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to travel on a regular basis throughout the assigned territory, and to company/industry meetings as required. Ability and willingness to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
Attendance - Ensure work responsibilities are covered.
Dependability - Ability to work in an independent and self-directed manner.
5840 Research Way, Immokalee, FL 34142, États-Unis
Minimum level of education required
Bachelor or equivalent
Minimum level of experience required
2 years or more
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee will be driving cars, trucks, forklifts, or other equipment. This position will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee may need to walk on uneven ground, work near equipment or machinery. The noise level that is typical of this work environment is moderate. Home office required. In field work as necessary.
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