Product Development Specialist – Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras or Nicaragua)

PD for Centarl America – experience in Watermelon cultivation

Employment model: consulting (self-employed) in the scope of a full-time position

Reports to: Area Sales Manager – South and Central America

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Managing and conducting field trials of development varieties in the assigned territory, independently as well as in conjunction with our distributers in this region.
  • Working in different climate condition in the open field and in greenhouses.
  • Works with the distributers to trial, promote Hazera varieties.
  • Develops a Hazera network of key growers in the territory.
  • Keeps overview of events in the territory, i.e. tradeshows, open days etc.
  • Gathering information on the market, hectares, varieties, competitors.
  • Coordinate national & international meetings.
  • Assist and coordinate with breeder trials and visits of Product Managers and Breeders.
  • Reporting to the the Sales Manager.


Preferred Profile:

  • Living (citizenship) in Costa Rica, Honduras or Nicaragua.
  • Diploma or degree in Agriculture and 3 years’ experience in a PD position, preferably vegetable seed industry.
  • Focus crops – Watermelon, Tomato, Onion, Melon.
  • Need to have experience in Watermelon cultivation, preferred in Mini Watermelon Seedless.
  • Open communicator with good interpersonal skills, able to interact between different disciplines in Hazera, customers and distributers.
  • Professional reporting and computer skills.
  • Have a strong action-driven personality, and you are able to motivate yourself.
  • Drivers License.
  • Willing to travel frequently is a must.
  • Fluent in Spanish and with  a good English command.

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