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Product Development Specialist (PD) – Central America (M/F)

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General information


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.
As a global leader in the vegetable seeds industry, Hazera, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, brings you expertise, commitment and support founded on the legacies of Hazera Genetics and Nickerson-Zwaan. Combining decades of experience with state-of-the-art technology, we breed, develop, produce and market varieties and seeds in a wide range of vegetable crops around the world.  






Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

Employment model: On payroll with the scope of a full-time position

Reports to: Sales and PD Manager - Central America

Job description

* Managing and conducting field trials of development varieties in the assigned territory, independently as well as in conjunction with our distributors in this region.

* Working in different climate condition in the open field and in greenhouses.

* Working with the d distributors 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.


* Living in Guatemala.

* Diploma or degree in Agriculture  and 3 years of experience in a PD position, preferably vegetable seed industry.

* Focus crops  - Watermelon, Tomato, Onion, Melon.
Nice 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 distributors.
Professional reporting and computer skills.

* Have a strong action-driven personality, and you are able to motivate yourself.

* Driving License
* Willing to travel frequently is a must.

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, Guatemala

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more


  • English (3 - Professional)
  • Spanish (5 - Mother tongue)


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