25 May 2021

Full-Time Manager New Variety Deployment and Seed Supply

mccainfood – Posted by dailyjobsnigeria Boise, ID - Idah, Kogi State

Job Description

Position Title: Manager New Variety Deployment and Seed Supply

Position Type: Regular – Full-Time ​

Position Location: Burley

Requisition ID: 8718

“We bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food.” This statement underpins everything we do at McCain Foods. Our Canadian family-owned business is a trusted brand in over 160 countries around the globe. It’s not just about the food we make, it’s about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business. From farmer and customer relationships to sustainable agricultural processes – we strive to make every element of our business good.

If you are a passionate individual who is interested in building a career within an agriculture and agri-food business in the potato sector and are interested in working for a family owned business, then there is a place for you at our table.

Position Summary:

The Manager of New Variety Deployment and Seed Supply will be responsible to execute the NA Variety Strategy which includes developing & managing the McCain Variety Breeders’ Network Relationships and aligning outcome and variety sourcing to McCain’s needs, including Innovation Platform Initiatives. Responsible to establish variety selection, evaluation, growing specs development and reporting processes. Responsible for managing recommendations to new varieties steering team with the potential value versus risks attached to the recommendations.

Responsibilties:

  • Identify and get clarity on McCain’s variety needs for ISC and Innovation at the global and regional levels
  • Establish strategic relationships within the Variety Breeders Network to deliver on those needs
  • Gather needs for NPD teams in terms of required variety specifications.
  • Source & evaluate new potato varieties required to meet McCain’s need for ISC & Innovation
  • Negotiate variety licensing terms (incl exclusivity) with breeders
  • Ensure transfer of potential new varieties to all regions & agree work plans with the regions including reporting on the results
  • Maintain a database on variety agronomy, factory and market evaluation results
  • Provide guidance on seed supply development for varieties to be introduced.
  • Testing new seed varieties in the farms

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Science required, MS preferred
  • Extensive experience in sourcing and evaluation new potato varieties from field through consumer testing.
  • Experience in designing, conduction and evaluation varieties from small research trials to factory trials, including evaluation finished products made from those varieties.
  • Experience designing and executing a seed supply to launch new varieties.
  • Knowledge in potato variety development from breeding through commercialization
  • Knowledge of variety attributes for innovative products
  • Knowledge in designing and executing a seed supply to launch new varieties
  • Knowledge on the impact of potato quality attributes on finished products
  • Knowledge on Genetic Modification opportunities and limitations

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Your privacy is important to us. By submitting personal data or information to us, you agree this will be handled in accordance with the

Job Family: Agriculture

Division: NA Ag Strategy

Department: ​Integrated Supply Chain GNA ​

Location(s): Boise || US – United States of America : Idaho : Boise || US – United States of America : Idaho : Burley || US – United States of America : Idaho : Fruitland || US – United States of America : Idaho : Nampa || US – United States of America : Maine : Easton || US – United States of America : Maine : Presque Isle || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Fort Atkinson || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Milwaukee || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Plover || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Rice Lake || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Wisconsin Rapids

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc.

Position Title: Manager New Variety Deployment and Seed Supply

Position Type: Regular – Full-Time ​

Position Location: Burley

Requisition ID: 8718

“We bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food.” This statement underpins everything we do at McCain Foods. Our Canadian family-owned business is a trusted brand in over 160 countries around the globe. It’s not just about the food we make, it’s about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business. From farmer and customer relationships to sustainable agricultural processes – we strive to make every element of our business good.

If you are a passionate individual who is interested in building a career within an agriculture and agri-food business in the potato sector and are interested in working for a family owned business, then there is a place for you at our table.

Position Summary:

The Manager of New Variety Deployment and Seed Supply will be responsible to execute the NA Variety Strategy which includes developing & managing the McCain Variety Breeders’ Network Relationships and aligning outcome and variety sourcing to McCain’s needs, including Innovation Platform Initiatives. Responsible to establish variety selection, evaluation, growing specs development and reporting processes. Responsible for managing recommendations to new varieties steering team with the potential value versus risks attached to the recommendations.

Responsibilties:

  • Identify and get clarity on McCain’s variety needs for ISC and Innovation at the global and regional levels
  • Establish strategic relationships within the Variety Breeders Network to deliver on those needs
  • Gather needs for NPD teams in terms of required variety specifications.
  • Source & evaluate new potato varieties required to meet McCain’s need for ISC & Innovation
  • Negotiate variety licensing terms (incl exclusivity) with breeders
  • Ensure transfer of potential new varieties to all regions & agree work plans with the regions including reporting on the results
  • Maintain a database on variety agronomy, factory and market evaluation results
  • Provide guidance on seed supply development for varieties to be introduced.
  • Testing new seed varieties in the farms

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Science required, MS preferred
  • Extensive experience in sourcing and evaluation new potato varieties from field through consumer testing.
  • Experience in designing, conduction and evaluation varieties from small research trials to factory trials, including evaluation finished products made from those varieties.
  • Experience designing and executing a seed supply to launch new varieties.
  • Knowledge in potato variety development from breeding through commercialization
  • Knowledge of variety attributes for innovative products
  • Knowledge in designing and executing a seed supply to launch new varieties
  • Knowledge on the impact of potato quality attributes on finished products
  • Knowledge on Genetic Modification opportunities and limitations

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Your privacy is important to us. By submitting personal data or information to us, you agree this will be handled in accordance with the

Job Family: Agriculture

Division: NA Ag Strategy

Department: ​Integrated Supply Chain GNA ​

Location(s): Boise || US – United States of America : Idaho : Boise || US – United States of America : Idaho : Burley || US – United States of America : Idaho : Fruitland || US – United States of America : Idaho : Nampa || US – United States of America : Maine : Easton || US – United States of America : Maine : Presque Isle || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Fort Atkinson || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Milwaukee || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Plover || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Rice Lake || US – United States of America : Wisconsin : Wisconsin Rapids

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc.

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