New Variety Development Manager

Posted 4 weeks ago

A leading Soft fruit company are looking for a experienced and ambitious New Variety Development Manager to join their thriving team in Kent, UK. 

As the New Variety Development Manager you would have the following responsibilities….


  • 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 the company growers and colleagues about new varieties


Management of Trials Areas:

  • 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 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 growers and other colleagues, especially the Sales Account Managers, Technical Team and the Agronomy Team  

Please apply for the New Variety Development Manager position if you have

  • Current experience working on new variety trials in Fresh Produce / Fruit 
  • You would have experience working in a trials site and would understand commercial practice.
  • You would have a strong background in Agronomy and plant / fruit trials 
  • Experience working with UK growers 

If you are interested, please send over your CV applications to / or call +44 (0)1273 720599 to speak with Frank or Georgie from the FMK Consulting team. 

Job Features

Job CategoryAgriculture, Agronomist, Agronomy, New Variety Development Manager
Job NumberF555

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