Produce Business Development Specialist

Posted 2 years ago in Marketing/PR

Job Description:

Providing the world with healthy, flavorful and affordable vegetables is an important challenge, andNunhems genetics play an increasing role in this mission. As Nunhems continues to expand globally and advance technologically, there are attractive career opportunities for those who choose to work with us.

Nunhems is currently seeking a Produce Business Development Specialist for our Salinas, CA location.

The successful candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Develop/identify market opportunities where pull-through opportunities can be executed within the produce chain to leverage Nunhems’ vegetable seed genetics
  • Establish/maintain long-term relationships within the produce industry that will provide partnership and collaborative opportunities between Nunhems and major value chain participants.
  • Monitor/report produce industry/consumption trends and serve as company liaison to the produce industry; assure Nunhems crop teams are aware of market opportunities.

5 to 7 yearsof experience in a produce chain channel/category management & ability to network/build contacts within the industry.


A degree in Marketing/Business Development is required.

  • Successful, advanced project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to lead through influence and not authority.
  • Language: fluent in English; Spanish is a plus.

About Nunhems:

We serve the vegetable produce industry and supply chain worldwide, and are among the world's four leading vegetable seed companies. But what sets us apart is that Nunhems is as much about people as it is about seeds. Nunhems is a people-centered organization that promotes teamwork. Our teams are organized around crops, rather than countries. Members of the same crop team are often based in different countries, cooperating with their international team colleagues from research, production, processing, marketing & sales in a cross-functional setting.

Our mission:
As a globally integrated group of teams, we are dedicated to developing innovative genetics and related services and building unique customer relationships.

Nunhems stands for:

Well-being of its employees

Success for its customers

Long-term value growth

Sustainable solutions for current and future generations

Ideas and innovation to create business opportunities

Functional and cultural diversity and recognition of everybodys contribution

Entrepreneurship with professionalism and integrity

Our vision
Our vision is to become the market leader through crop specialization and cooperative relationships with our customers.

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