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Maize breeding project leader (H/F)

Vacancy details

General information


Limagrain Europe is a business Unit of Limagrain and specializes in Field Seeds in Europe. Limagrain is an international agricultural cooperative group and is the fourth largest seed company worldwide.
Our business is a seed only company includes research and development, production, and distribution of products and services that have been adapted to a wide range of soil and climate conditions. With more than 21 subsidiaries covering 50 countries, Limagrain Europe has developed a multi-crop line-up based on a broad portfolio of varieties for farmers and distributors.






Local contract

Local contract only

Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours


Main Goal

The Limagrain Maize Breeding organization is expanding, and we are looking for a candidate to join our organization to lead a breeding project based in Szeged, Hungary. This position provides an excellent opportunity to develop your career working in a multi-disciplinary international environment, helping shape breeding strategies and drive its local execution.

Job description

Your main activities are :

Strategy / business orientation:
In conjunction with the Head of Breeding program:
- Develop breeding direction, ideas and germplasm strategies to bring new lines and hybrids on the market
- Define the short-, medium- and long-term objectives of the breeding project and the target portfolio with development and marketing teams.
- Develop a good understanding of business challenges through interactions with all relevant stakeholders, including competitors, government officials and/or public institute.
- Lead local collaborations and propose exchanges with public and private partners in line with company standard and protocols.
- Guarantee the FTO of the germplasm worked

- Implement the breeding strategy and manage the breeding project:
- Leverage internal as well as external R&D capabilities to optimize the breeding project using new and efficient technical innovations.
- Manage and take in charge assessment of lines, visit and score trials and nurseries
- Analyze all data with appropriate tools and take breeding decisions for the breeding project
- Provide all relevant data for the official trials and filling process and play key role in the interaction with official authorities. Germplasm, licensing and collaboration

People Management:
- Manage breeding teams dedicated to the breeding project;
- Play a key role in the management of the station: facilitate team meetings, resources organization and resources sharing including working space, machinery and human resources;
- Ensure that all team members follow the company standards (health, safety and environment and other). Promote innovation and maintain high technical and scientific level of his / her team.
- Develop close relationship with Maize breeders operating in other programs or other territories as well as all Limagrain Field Seed Research organization


- PhD or equivalent in Plant Breeding and Genetics, or a closely related field, is required.
- Strong demonstrated knowledge in breeding, genetics, agronomy, quantitative genetics, applied statistics and application of modern tools and technologies for improvement of maize are necessary.
- Experience as a plant breeder of maize or other hybrid crop in a successful commercial program
- Knowledge of the target production region associated biotic and abiotic stresses, and relevant germplasm base would be appreciated.
- Ability to use software for data analyses, management, presentation, and reporting; general competence in statistics and data management is required.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills are needed.
- Leadership skills and experience in managing people and programs

If you are interested to join us please send your CV and a short letter describing your motivation.

Position based in Szeged, Hungary

Position localization

Job location

Europe, Hungary

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Doctoral degree / PhD

Specific expertise


Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more


  • English (4 - Fluent)
  • Hungarian (4 - Fluent)


Position start date