Ag Division Business Development Manager

Skagit Horticulture
910 Allison Road
Mabton, WA 98935
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $60,000 To $90,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
• Work to establish Skagit Horticulture as an innovative leader in the rapidly developing differentiated production of new genetics, clean stock and other types of production that allows growers to build market share
• Working with Skagit Horticulture leadership and staff, develop strong capabilities around new, clean stock production of hops, grapes, fruit and nut trees, both in the greenhouse and open field
• Help to fully utilize capabilities of the Mabton location, as well as Mount Vernon and Watsonville

• Lead the development of strategies and products related to hops, grapes, berries, tree fruit and nut crops produced at all facilities
• Work with farmers, viticulturists, hop growers and tree fruit producers to build sales of clean stock transplants across Northwest
• Become well known to the Ag community, comfortably interacting with researchers, breeders, and producers in the region
• Identify business problems faced by farmers and provide solutions
Job Requirements
 Bachelors degree in agriculture, horticulture
 Ten years industry experience in development and production of hops, grapes, and other tree fruit or nut crops in field conditions
 Strong knowledge of industry conditions, trends, and cropping systems.
 Ability to build and maintain strong connections with research, agronomic, and production communities
 Reside in the local community, working out of Mabton facility, to be able to be out in front and heavily and intimately involved in community
 Strong networker, possessing exceptional people and communication skills, ability to work collaboratively with a strong team across sites

Skagit Horticulture
Rose Vogel
14113 River Bend Road
Mount Vernon WA 98273
United States