Product Developer

Full-time permanent position in Italy




Sakata Vegetables Europe is a subsidiary of Sakata Seed Corporation (Japan) and is responsible for the development and expansion of the activities across the EMEA area. With our wide array of vegetable seeds, we want to create a confidence-based relationship with our customers, working to our age old motto of Quality, Reliability and Service.

Among the Sales department of Sakata Vegetables Europe, you will participate to the structuration of our sales network and the development of our turnover.




Your challenge is to further strengthen our position on the Italian market through product development. Your personal input will make the difference. Your main responsibilities will include:


  • Planning, organizing, overseeing and executing all processes of field trials for pre-commercial and commercial varieties with external partners, in close relationship with Product Managers and Breeders,
  • Managing the evaluation and development of new varieties, positioning our varieties in the right slot and segment
  • Recording and analyzing data,
  • Presenting results to sales, marketing and research teams, updating about local market trends and requirements,
  • Investigating and testing new material,
  • Writing and reading technical papers, reports, reviews and specifications,
  • Organizing and overseeing fields demo, attending events for customers,
  • Visiting customers,


This position requires to travel extensively in Sicily and the rest of Italy, occasionally to other EU countries. Teamwork with the local Business Area Manager, Marketing and Research teams abroad will be key to succeed in it.




We are looking for candidates with 5 to 7 years of experience in sales and/or trials management, preferably in the vegetables/seeds sector. A 5 years degree in agronomy/horticulture is preferred.

The position requires an important autonomy level and organizational skills with methodical approach. Logical with a strong investigative mind, you can also demonstrate high flexibility and reliability. You will also have developed good relational skills to communicate, persuade and work as a team member.

Fluent Italian and English (reading, writing and speaking) and efficient use of office automation tools are necessary.




This position is available as soon as possible and is home-office based in Sicily, Italy. If this matches your project, please send us your application (Resume and Cover letter), before 2017, July the 7th, by email at the following address: . Thank you for your interest.

Sicily, Italy

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