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National Product Development Manager (NPDM) - Coimbatore

by Seed Company in Tamil Nadu
Experience: 10-20 YRS
Posted on: Oct 21,2018

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Designation: Senior Manager

Reporting to: National Sales Head (General Manager)

To prepare Budget for Product Development activity and submit to the management within a time frame, after collating necessary data from the field.

Design reliable trial plans in order to enable assessment of the field performance of the new products in country.

  • To compile & analyze all trial data at different stages of Product Development – PD1 and PD2 vis-à-vis Competitor’s products in various segments.
  • To define and advice the management to advance the product development to PD2 based on various data point analysis at  RST-2/ PD1 stages.
  • Define positioning of pipeline selection in Product Advancement meeting; document and get it approved by the Board within a time frame.
  • To propose segments, trait requirements (Must to Have and Good to Have), recognize changing farmer preferences for the designated crop.

Identify the development activity / strategy for designated hybrid

  • To plan, implement product trials by coordinating with sales personnel.
  • To continuously keep identifying best Agronomy practices which will help in deriving the maximum benefit from products to the customer and document it.
  • To identify hot spots for screening trials on biotic and abiotic stress.

To provide complete product knowledge.

  • To plan and organize Crop Tours in different segments involving all major stake holders (internal customers); document actions points and follow-up and ensure actions are taken and shared with the management, periodically.
  • To develop systems and processes for Product Development department.
  • To develop entire protocol for Product Development and train the RPDMs and sales personnel on the same.


Develop specific data based on the new products behavior in the fields, post-commercialization of new products and provide important field information to support the sales/marketing team.

Establish and maintain a productive working relationship with all internal/external stake holders (breeders, sales and marketing team, dealers, farmers etc.)

Job title National Product Development Manager (NPDM) - Coimbatore
Location Coimbatore
Experience 10-20 YRS
Industry Type Seed
Working Department Product Development/Trials
Qualification M.Sc. Agriculture

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Skill Sets - Subject Knowledge – Technical / Analytical abilities / Communication & presentation skills / Observation skills / Interpersonal skills / Knowledge of computer (MS office)  / Planning and organizing skills – prioritization and time management  / Willingness to travel, extensively / Innovation / Team building skills


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Job Posted Oct 21,2018
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