Crop Specialist Lettuce at Rijk Zwaan

What does a typical working day look like a Crop Specialist?

Bring together all the market information and product information – that’s what you do on a day-to-day basis. You are the link connecting the international lettuces market, our breeding programme and our global crop organization. You work in collaboration with colleagues all over the world and you play an important role in deciding on the launch of new varieties as well as in formulating the future product development strategy. You maintain and intensify contact with customers and the market. In addition, you visit trial fields to gain market information and product information and you identify opportunities that can lead to new product development activities. Together with colleagues within your team, you advise the management on the future of lettuces within Rijk Zwaan.
Also you have Client Management responsabilities. You are an important link between the customers and the crop organization. You will have the opportunity to develop as a commercial role in direct contact with customers: taking information, consulting, selling and monitoring of varieties, also building an extensive knowledge of the technical characteristics to give satisfactory answers both agronomic and commercial to our customers.

The vacancy for a Crop Specialist at Rijk Zwaan

We are seeking for a Crop Specialist with:
  • At least a bachelor´s Degree in Agriculture (e.g. Horticulture or Biology) and background in vegetable production with knowledge of Lettuce and Leafies crops.
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant experience working in sales and horticulture.

Furthermore you are a real teamworker, a strong communicator, have lots of initiative and enthusiasm, and your effective interpersonal skills make you succeed in gaining other people's support. We are seeking a proactive collaborator who likes getting out and about. You have sharp analytical skills and enjoy taking a pragmatic approach to tackling challenges. You have commercial insight, global minded and are market-oriented. Frequent business trips are not a problem, and needless to say you speak fluent English and Spanish (and other foreign languages are an advantage).

What can you expect from us?

Besides an enjoyable job involving contact with colleagues from various different departments and countries, we’re happy to offer you:
  • A permanent contract from the start
  • Various training courses and opportunities through our very own Rijk Zwaan Academy!
  • A dynamic environment
  • Freedom to take initiative and work on your own development

You can address your application in our. We will consider your application carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us as soon as possible.

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