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Product Development Technician - Seedway - Moultrie, GA

 

Seedway is headquartered in Hall, New York with branches in Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Seedway has about 220 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 15,000 customers. The cooperative does business in farm, vegetable, and turf seed. Seedway is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Supports Seedway by evaluating product performance to identify superior marketable products, potential exclusive products, helps to identify varieties and cultural recommendations to support marketing programs.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Plans, coordinates and implements trial plan for assigned crops in assigned territory.

 

Visits breeder trials and identifies products to pursue and target. Identifies products to market.

 

Provides technical data on new products including cultural and use recommendations.

 

Identifies market segments with sales growth potential and recommend strategies for growth.

 

Coordinates and follows up on salesman trial efforts to ensure proper reporting and to assist salesman with trial evaluation as required.

 

Assists in collecting information to resolve product performance complaints.

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

 

Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Normally requires a Bachelor’s degree in plant science or agriculture, or the equivalent thereof, and four years or more of vegetable crop or seed industry related work experience.

 

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

 

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

 

Must be able to frequently travel independently and overnight.

 

Must be willing to work hours beyond those considered “normal”.

 

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

 


Nearest Major Market: Tifton

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