Simpang Ampat, Penang, Malaysia, Malezja (Fulltime)
As Product Specialist, you are responsible for the trial planning and execution. You develop, document and communicate the R&D screenings and the different trials plans. You ensure a qualitative execution of these trials in close coordination with all stakeholders. These stakeholders are the breeders, the technical and sales team members and channel partners for specific market segments.
You evaluate the trails with your colleagues from the R&D department and discuss results with the breeding and sales team colleagues through accurate and timely trial reports. You monitor seed supply and quality of all seeds. You write crop guidelines and variety descriptions of new commercial varieties. These will be used as part of our catalogues, brochures, leaflets and other communication tools as well as for support of the commercial organization.
In addition, you develop strong market intelligence by staying up-to-date on recent market trends. You periodically share this information with all relevant stakeholders. You contribute to the product development or crop core team(s) by gathering professionally compiled trial data, market data and other relevant information for a smooth and fast decision-making process.
You are from ‘end to end’ responsible for the profitability of each variety in the portfolio by managing the complete commercial product portfolio in the region. You will ensure proper supplies of the product during the different stages of the product life cycle by coordinating between the sales and seed operations team by sharing the required information.
In addition, you develop and maintain strong working relationships with your channel partners and your colleagues at Enza Zaden. You report directly to the Sales Manager of South East Asia.
As a Product Specialist, you have excellent knowledge of agriculture and the seed business. You possess excellent and effective communication skills (both orally and in writing) in English. You know how to work with the Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and you have advanced skills in working with Excel. You are able to work independently with a clear understanding of the desired direction and priorities based on the organization's vision and strategy. You are also very flexible, like to travel and work under pressure. You also must possess a valid driver’s license.
In short, you:
Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.
Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.
To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.
Please, send your application to our HR department, via the e-mail address below.