New Variety Development Manager

  • Great + Benefits
  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Khr - Recruitment Specialists

New Variety Development Manager

£Great + Bens

Our client is an expanding wholesale packaging operation committed to quality in a customer-focused industry. They have built an exceptional reputation by combining many years of expertise with modern production and processing techniques, supporting local sourcing with a focus on quality. They are currently going through a phase of significant capital investment to fuel and support growth opportunities.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Management of the Trials Areas

Liaising with plant breeders and identifying new varieties for trials

Arranging to rapidly test, assess and help commercialise new varieties

Arrange the supply of trials plant material prior to commercialisation

Communicating trials results and new information to a variety of growers and colleagues about new varieties

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Ensure that agronomic and plant type trials are carried out to a high standard at the trials sites

Ensure consistency within the trials sites and in relation to commercial practice

Ensure that data collection and publication of varietal trial results are carried out to a high standard at the trials sites

Assess new technologies that may improve function of the trials sites

Manage and plan the budget for trials

Assist with Open Days at the Trials Areas

Liaise with other stakeholders to determine the most relevant trials and develop trials site research

Assist co-ordination of on-farm variety trials

Liaise with the Technical Team to ensure that samples of interesting new varieties are sent to retailers for their assessment

Communication of new variety trials information to all growers and other colleagues, especially the Sales Account Managers, Technical Team and the Agronomy Team

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