Product Development Specialist & Advertising Coordinator - Seedway - Elizabethtown, PA

Growmark Inc. Elizabethtown , PA 17022

Posted 3 months ago

Seedway is headquartered in Hall, New York with branches in Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Seedway has about 220 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 15,000 customers.

The cooperative does business in farm, vegetable, and turf seed. Seedway is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

Responsible for coordinating product management and product development plans.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Organizes, distributes and tracks trials and product development projects on company wide basis providing reports to management on status and results.

Maintains crop management plans, coordinating and summarizing input from management, sales and product development staff.

Requests trial seed as needed

Prepares and distributes trials to meet objectives of of crop management plans

Maintains database of trial seed, including information on receipt, distribution and on-hand inventory

Follows up and documenta trials' progress and results

Processes trial reports for distribution to suppliers and management

Coordinates, tracks progress and submits reports required for supplier incentive programs

Oversees GAP certification process and provides growers with documentation required for their inspections

Develops and implements employee training program as required to maintain GAP certification

Assists in continued development of forms and SRC process and use

Assists in maintenance and evaluation of trials as required and assigned

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

Maintains industry and university contacts to keep informed on developing trends and product introductions in assigned product areas

Creates and participates in presentations during customer meetings and trades shows as required

Follows GROWMARK's Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply

Performs all other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

Normally requires a Bachelor's Degree in an agriculture related discipline or Business and 1-2 years of agriculture background and crops background related work experience.

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development

Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record

Must be able to travel independently and overnight

Must be able to work extended hours beyond those considered "normal"

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK's policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Logistics, Product Development, Advertising, Product Manager, Database, Operations, Research, Marketing, Technology



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