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Experimentation Manager

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General information


Limagrain Europe is a pure seed player company with solid agricultural roots. Under its LG, international brand, the company is developing innovative solutions based on a multi-crop offer through 20 subsidiaries. LG is one of the European seed leaders in maize, wheat, barley, oilseed rape and sunflower seeds available in more than 50 countries.

Limagrain Europe is contributing to progress in Agriculture every day, by offering genetic and agronomic solutions that allow farmers to achieve better performance while meeting environmental challenges and societal expectations.

Limagrain Europe is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an agricultural cooperative owned by French farmers and an international group, the fourth largest seed company worldwide. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products.

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Position description

Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours




Main Goal

The purpose of this position is to manage the multi-species experimentation team with the aim of providing high-quality, cost-effective trials to generate accurate data for the Cereals and Oilseed Rape breeding programs, with the aim of creating varieties of Lineage Wheat, Hybrid Wheat, Oilseed Rape and Barley.

Job description

1. Manages the multi-species experimentation team at the Verneuil site: workload management and distribution within the team.

2. Organizes the implementation and follow-up of trials, in all their components, according to the experimental set-ups decided by the breeders, with the aim of ensuring optimum trial quality and providing reliable results.

- Contacts and communicates with farmers to find plots and set up contracts.
- Draws up plans for setting up trials in plots according to crop rotation.
- Supervise preparation and planting of seedlings
- Supervises equipment preparation and calibration
- Supervises crop maintenance and monitoring (phytosanitary treatments, fertilizer applications) in line with good agricultural practices.
- Manages trial harvesting
- Suggests improvements to the trial network

3. Organizes his or her time so as to be present at peak times for seasonal activities requiring a heavy workload, without neglecting the work of synthesis and reflection linked to his or her activity.

4. Is responsible for the operation, maintenance and adaptation of machinery (tractors, combines, seeders).
Contributes with his team to the evolution of the equipment by turning to new technologies, in liaison with the Phira team.
Ensures Mec@ inspections are carried out properly.

5. Supervises equipment exchanges with other Group sites.

6. Is responsible for purchase orders and invoices (COSMOS/SAP).

7. Participates in defining and monitoring the budget and CAPEX for test activities and infrastructure in cooperation with the selection teams.

8. Manages the stock of phytosanitary products (including inventory, orders and follow-up in dedicated software).

9. Communicates regularly with breeding teams and participates in station management meetings.

Skills: what we expect of you

- Agricultural engineer or equivalent with at least 3 years' experience, or BTS in Agriculture and/or Agronomy with at least 5 years' experience.
- Taste and aptitude for field work
- Strong technical expertise and very good experience of agricultural practices and trial management
- Interest in mechanics
- Observation skills
- Good command of IT tools
- Rigorous and results-oriented
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Team spirit
- Organization and planning
- Reliability and ability to work proactively

Your benefits and working environment

Joining us means enjoying a range of benefits:

-Target bonus
Profit-sharing bonus
-Seniority bonus
214-day agreement
-Family health insurance
-Supplementary pension plan
-CE benefits
- Company restaurant
-An induction program and regular training.

Joining Limagrain means joining an agricultural cooperative and an international Group offering career prospects in France and worldwide.

At Limagrain, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, which are sources of progress and wealth for the company.

If you recognize yourself in this profile, don't wait any longer and join us now to live the Limagrain Adventure!

Recruitment process

Our recruitment process consists of several stages:

- the first consists of a pre-screening of applications by Jérémy, our Talent Acquisition Manager, accompanied by future manager Mathilde, to establish a shortlist of candidates for audition. A telephone pre-qualification may be carried out.

- A first interview is organized with the future manager.

- A second HR interview follows shortly afterwards.

Finally, feedback is given to the candidates. Various tests may also be considered (language, personality, etc.).

This process is indicative only, and may change depending on the position in question.



Position localization

Job location

Europe, France, Ile-de-France, Seine et Marne (77)


77390 Verneuil-l'Étang, France

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more


English (3 - Professional)


Position start date