Trial Manager

The vegetable branch of Takii Europe is growing fast with a strong focus on onion, rootstock, brassica-crops, melon/watermelon, tomato, pepper and cucumber. For the expansion of our vegetable activities in Turkey, we have a vacancy for a full-time:

Trial Manager (Ankara, Turkey)

Our trial/product manager is responsible for the timely coordination, execution and evaluation of experimental and commercial trials at key growers in the mentioned area. He/she will contribute to the positioning of newly bred varieties in the market.

Main responsibilities

As a trial manager you will coordinate, execute and report on all activities concerning our trials, which will include receiving varieties from responsible Portfolio or Product Manager and determining the test design; organize and evaluate the trials making use of related product master data, technical photo’s; support growers with technical advice on the key crops; collect and update knowledge about the product group, by working closely with Takii breeders, Portfolio Managers, Product Managers and Account Managers. You will also contribute to the relevant promotional events of Takii.

You will participate in and support the SPQR teams within Takii Europe, you will manage and monitor budgets, expense budgets, progress, and payments. Of course, you will be up to date with the market development of specified crops and you are able to specify commercial opportunities to be able to respond to these developments and needs.

For this position you will travel frequently, also outside of Turkey.

Job requirements

  • University, HBO or Bachelor degree in Marketing/Business Administration/Horticulture/Agriculture and corresponding professional and intellectual ability
  • Experience in cultivation techniques and related crops
  • Good command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Good technical growing skills and knowhow in setting up trials
  • Strong communication skills, including empathic power
  • Customer focussed
  • Results-driven
  • Enterprising
  • International orientation, capable to interact with different cultures
  • Trustworthy
  • Organisational and motivational powers.
  • Expert knowledge of managing product portfolios.

Further information and job application

For further information on the vacancy please contact Erkan Konuk, Account&Trial Manager Vegetables, via or telephone number +90 533 144 9530.

Please apply via the apply button.

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Introductory meeting
If we see a match, we’ll be happy to send you an invitation for an introductory meeting. This can take place via Teams or on location. During this conversation you’ll meet your future manager and the HR manager. You will be asked exploratory questions and there is room for your questions also.
Job interview
You will be invited on location for the second meeting. This way, you get a first impression of our organization and you can meet future colleagues. In this meeting the activities of the position and cooperation with other colleagues/departments are discussed in more detail. Some of these colleagues are therefore present during the conversation. A great opportunity to ask them what their working day looks like and what drives them!
Assessment and reference check
During the procedure, HR does a reference check to hear good stories about you and your work. Depending on the position you are applying for, you may receive an invitation for an online assessment. If this is the case, it has already been stated in the vacancy text.
If we’re mutually convinced of each other, we will invite you for an employment conditions meeting where we’ll make you a suitable offer. If for you the circle now has also completed, we look forward to seeing you on your first day at work at Takii Europe!

Connect with Account & Trial Manager Vegetables to learn more about this position.

Erkan Konuk