Job Info
Job Title: Seasonal Local Product Promoter
Location: Salinas & Santa Maria, CA
Job Number: 11081
Posted Date: 11/18/2019
Job description

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.

Vilmorin North America, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, a company headquartered in France; specializes in the breeding, production, and marketing of vegetable seeds and tree seeds for professional farmers worldwide.  The diversity within our multicultural teams drives the company’s growth strategy through quality products, expertise, and commitments to excellence.

Job Description: This person is responsible to evaluate products, challenge the forecasts for new varieties, and participating in their commercial launch of new products. 

Primary Functions: 

  • Allocate the availability of seed samples of each variety.
  • Schedule, coordinate and implement development trials.
  • Carry out and update market research studies (segmentation, analysis of the competition, tracking and identification of the dynamic forces that drive change).
  • Organize the promotional events developed and conducted for the benefit of both direct and indirect clients.
  • Organize market visits for clients.
  • Monitor and roll out of the annual external communication plan and it is budget in cooperation with external communication department.
  • Travel to trial locations.
  • Other duties as assigned by management (may involve assisting other departments).

Specific Skills:

  • Listening to customers.
  • Technical knowledge of the field and the plant seed business.
  • Knowledge of the market and the customers.
  • Knowledge of the IT tools and applications used in the business.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an agricultural-related field (or equivalent job experience).
  • Prior experience and working knowledge in Baby Leaf lettuce, Baby Leaf Greens and
  • Knowledge and understanding of the seed industry preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database capabilities.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Ability to work in various climates both indoors and outdoors.
  • Spanish speaking a plus.

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