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Portfolio Lead Solanum

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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.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.  






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Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

HM.CLAUSE is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative founded and managed by farmers. HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer’s market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today and produce the highest quality vegetable seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available.

Job description

Company Overview:
As the fourth largest seed producer in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative
group created and managed by French farmers. Creator and producer of plant varieties,
Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.Clause, Business Unit of Groupe Limagrain, is an innovative world leader in the
development, production and marketing of vegetable seeds. HM.Clause is one of the top five
vegetable seed companies in the world. With more than 2,000 varieties in more than 20
vegetable crops, HM.Clause provides innovative solutions to growers around the world.

Position Description:
The Portfolio Lead Solanum is Responsible for the management and business development of the assigned product portfolio- product testing, quality specifications, determining product forms, marketing, sales forecast validation and managing safety stocks.
The Portfolio Lead Solanum manages and develops a global team of Product Managers, participates and contributes to the Regional Executive Committee as a part of the marketing management team and contributes towards the mid-term plan of the company.

Essentials duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Lead the development and the execution of the crop strategy for the Solanum portfolio
• Oversee the Product Management activities of the team including life-cycle of products
included in the assigned global product portfolio, marketing mix, product assortment, pricing, marketing plans, Intellectual Property, turnover and margin optimization
• Provide direction to research and breeding by defining product segmentation, product
characteristics and market requirements for mid and long-term goals.
• Build constructive relationships with Managers of other Divisions and participate in cross functional
projects aimed at improving the company's operational excellence
• Responsible for developing the Intellectual Property strategy for the Solanum portfolio.
• Responsible for the Commercial Product Quality Specifications for the Solanum Portfolio.
• Participate in Brand management.
• Manage, train and coach a group of Product Managers.
• Initiate and lead business development initiatives (licensing in/out, co-hybrid, partnerships).
• Participate in the AMPA Regional Executive Committee.
• Participate in the Marketing Management team: contribute to building HM.CLAUSE's Mid
Term Plan and improving Marketing processes, systems and tools


Education & work experience required:
• A Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Agribusiness or Science, or other
related field required. A Master's degree or MBA would be advantageous.
• 5 years or more of experience in vegetable seed business, breeding, seed development, seed sales, or vegetable production.
• Languages: English Required. Spanish or French Preferred.

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA, California


260 Cousteau Place, Davis, CA 95618, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more


English (4 - Fluent)