GTS Data and Innovation Manager


Sun World International is a California-based agriculture and technology firm engaged in fruit variety development, technology, intellectual property, and licensing. Technology and IP pursuits include one of the world’s leading fruit breeding/genetics programs, a broad-based portfolio of plant patents and trademarks and investments in agriculture technology start-ups benefiting its global licensees. Licensing consists of sharing new proprietary stone fruit and table grape varieties, and the IP they comprise, with like-minded fruit growers and marketers in more than 15 countries around the world. The Company prizes creativity, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Its people strive for excellence by demonstrating leadership, passion, kindness, authenticity, courage, initiative, and curiosity.


GTS – Global Technical Services – is the SW department responsible for technical support to SW licensed growers around the world. The GTS provides help to farmers around the world to exploit the full potential of SW varieties and increase their yields and quality performance.


The Manager will be in charge of:

–  Managing technical data

–  Managing Precision Agriculture projects

–  Investigating the world of Ag Technologies, exploring possible value for SW and its licensees


REPORTS TO: Vice President of Global Technical Services

HOURS: Full time


  • Supervise global data collection procedures for GTS

  • Conduct complex analyses of the data and produce sophisticated, detailed reports

  • Provide GTS agronomists and other company departments with elaborated data analysis which will

    facilitate decision processes

  • Initiate and manage Precision Agriculture projects within SW

  • Explore Ag Tech world to select technologies that can provide value and advantage to SW licensees.

  • Manage the possible trials and cooperation projects

  • Maintain consistent and productive relationships with entities and professionals who may contribute to our company’s success



    • A degree in Agronomy or Agricultural Science (MS degree preferred), specialization in Precision Agriculture is a decisive advantage

    • Basic Knowledge of the plant’s main physiology processes, plant nutrition, soil characteristics, irrigation systems and other agronomic subjects

    • Familiar with the use of data, analysis tools and production of elaborated reports

    • Curiosity and passion for the use of new technologies in Agriculture

    • Outstanding verbal and non-verbal communicational skills in English

    • High flexibility and mobility, willingness to work during non-standard hours and on weekends/holidays if


    • Exceptional time management skills, with the skill to multi-task and prioritize tasks

    • High level of organizational ability, and the ability to seek and suggest improvements. High level of

      problem-solving skills, and a keen eye for detail.

    • Ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily

    • Highly self-motivated, good reasoning abilities, sound judgment.

    • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.

    • Familiarity with data management software such as (one or more) SQL, Cognos, Python, ArcGis or



  • Previous experience (> 3 years) in Precision Agriculture or similar role, such as farm data manager, or innovation manager

Experience and knowledge of Precision Viticulture


  • International Travel – between 40-80 days per year
  • This position requires approximately 65% sitting, and 35% standing and walking. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee spends a lot of time at a desk. Equipment primarily used is a computer and phone. Visit to farms and fields may regularly occur

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