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2 Mar 2017

West Coast Research and Development Manager – California

Posted by Katie Settle, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job # 31299  – California

An established and growing diversified crop producer, is seeking a Research/Quality Manager that will plan, direct and coordinate research designed to enhance quality/yield/cultural practices/growing techniques for crops.


  • Lead, plan and execute quality research designed to enhance nursery. Produce a timely, comprehensive report.
  • Lead Field Monitoring at all locations. Promptly report results.  Suggest actions/improvements where appropriate.
  • Coordinate closely with key customers to develop agreed upon priorities and facilitate information flow.
  • Maintain awareness of new trends/information regarding production and crop production in general. Attend industry and academic events.
  • Maintain good relationships with peers, managers, subordinates, and outside groups that would include growers and customers
  • Share relevant data with the proper groups both within the company and with growers or others as appropriate
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management


  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and experience with statistical analysis software such as JMP or SAS.
  • Experience in conducting applied research is desirable.
  • Strong capability with data analysis, inquisitive, and able to present information in a scientifically acceptable format.
  • Experience in developing technically complex research programs effectively integrating and applying critical technologies broadly.
  • Experience in defining novel research approaches to complex scientific or technical problems.
  • Experience in operating in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective networks to accomplish work.
  • Track record of delivering results that meet or exceed timelines.
  • Experience in working effectively across functional, organizational, and cultural boundaries; is assertive in defending scientific principles.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Qualified candidate will possess an M.S degree in Horticulture/Agronomy Plant Physiology, or related field.
  • Four (4) to ten (10) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and
  • Must be able to travel frequently.


Competitive base salary, bonus and benefits depending on experience

Please contact Katie Settle,

Job Categories: QA, QC, Food Safety, R&D. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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