SALARY
$55k-$70k per yr. Depending on Experience
SCHEDULE:
Monday – Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate cross-functional product advancement teams and collaborate with the commercial teams to support successful new product introductions.
  • Manage product life cycle and range with the objective of optimizing revenue and minimizing accumulation of deadwood and slow-moving inventories.
  • Work with Breeding and Seed Production team to manage seed availability for varieties at the development and market introduction stages. Coordinate pre-commercial seed distribution process to support product development.
  • Manage and maintain product and market information in company databases. Maintain appropriate product tools and technical data sheets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Interpersonal:

  • Ability to articulate and share information with management and team members by  telephone, in written form or in person.
  • Ability to develop and sustain constructive, respectful and  cooperative working relationships with others, being aware of different behavior styles that might  impact effective working relationships.
  • Ability to act professionally in holding others accountable to  agreed upon responsibilities and tasks.
  • Adept at time management of self and others.

Communication:

  • Ability to verbally communicate information and ideas, providing clarity for others  to understand, as well as, if in writing.
  • Demonstrate patience and willingness to identify and  understand the speech of another person and be sensitive in cross-cultural communication.
  • Be adept at listening and giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to  understand the points being made, and asking for clarity as appropriate.
  • Take initiative to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and participate in problem solving to the extent of your  ability and scope of responsibility.

Technical and Analytical:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word; Excel; Outlook and  PowerPoint).
  • Analytical mind to recognize and understand available technology to use in  development of new products.
  • Able to use basic computer software and perform analytical analysis  to obtain the expected results.
  • Knowledge of agricultural agronomics, plant nutrient requirements, irrigation scheduling, pest identification and management and cultural operations.
  • Adept at  focusing attention to detail.
  • Ability to balance goals within logistical and budgetary guidelines.

ADMINISTRATIVE & OPERATIONS:

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in  strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods.
  • Work with budgets and maintain  within approved spend levels.
  • Ability to plan and execute to meet deadlines.

Physical Demands:

  • Participate in constructive feedback.
  • Deal calmly and effectively in a seasonally  demanding work environment.
  • Working flexible hours or over-time on short notice may be  required.
  • Must be able to work in the office and fields/greenhouses under various ambient  conditions, particularly reduced air-quality and in periods of high temperatures possible exceeding  100 degrees F.
  • Must be physically fit to walk, bend, kneel, squat, bend your neck, and lift up to 50  lbs.
  • Agro-industrial and lab chemicals are sustainably used on site in compliance and in accordance  to regulations.

Travel: Domestic and international travel is required, approximately 40% of the time.

Work Environment: Office, outdoor and greenhouse work with seasonal temperatures close to 100  degrees, walk on uneven surface and within limits, be exposed to chemicals. Fahrenheit or more,  walk on uneven surface, dusty conditions and often be exposed to chemicals.

Special Equipment Used: Using computers and computer systems (software) to set up functions, enter data, track or process information.

Please contact the Hollister Office for additional information (831)638-0360
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