Job Info
Job Title: Product Development Specialist
Location: Yuma, AZ
Job Number: 11326
Posted Date: 6/1/2020
Job description

Santa Maria Seeds seeks a motivated candidate to join the Product Development team. This position will be based out of Yuma, AZ.

A qualified candidate should expect to:

  • Plant trials: direct seeded or transplanted.
  • Assist Product Development Director in developing and executing annual trial plan.
  • Follow up on trial conditions to observe: thinning, stand, estimated harvest date.
  • Evaluate trials with focus on varietal performance and marketing opportunities.
  • Have the ability to communicate with sales team, seed suppliers, growers and shippers as needed.
  • Seed transplant trial trays at local nurseries.
  • Work long hours during peak periods of the produce season.
  • Perform other duties as required, not limited to: Cleaning warehouse, seed deliveries, seed organization.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 2–5 years’ experience in vegetable seed industry Product Development preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science or Plant Science preferred.
  • Computer skills and familiar with smart phone technology.
  • Willingness to work as part of a close team.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Working conditions can be extreme; heat, rain, cold, wind, physically demanding.
  • Spanish speaking a plus.

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