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Cauliflower Breeder (M/F)


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General information

Organisation

An agricultural cooperative and an international seed group owned by French farmers, Limagrain is driven by its purpose: cooperating for the progress of agriculture everywhere, for everyone. Focused on the genetic progress of plants, Limagrain breeds, produces and distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products
As a global leader in the vegetable seeds industry, Hazera, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, brings you expertise, commitment and support founded on the legacies of Hazera Genetics and Nickerson-Zwaan. Combining decades of experience with state-of-the-art technology, we breed, develop, produce and market varieties and seeds in a wide range of vegetable crops around the world.  

Reference

2022-7522  

Location

Company

HAZERA SEEDS BV

Local contract

Local contract only

Position description

Function

RESEARCH & INNOVATION - BREEDING

Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours

Full-time

Main Goal

In this position, you will assume an important role within our international Cauliflower breeding team.

 

In cooperation with team members, you will develop the breeding strategy aimed at the release of leading hybrids.

Job description

Are you passionated about plantbreeding and do you want to work in an international team? 

Then the role of Cauliflower breeding is something for you. 


We are looking for a Cauliflower Breeder to be based in our research station in Warmenhuizen, where you are working for the breeding program of HM Clause. 


In this position, you will assume an important role within our international Cauliflower breeding team.

You will report to the Cauliflower Breeding Coordinator based in France.

And have close interactions with colleagues across R&D, Marketing, Commercial and Production departments.

In cooperation with team members, you will develop the breeding strategy aimed at the release of leading hybrids. You are an enthusiastic, dedicated, and results-oriented person who can make the difference in a competitive international market. You combine modern breeding skills with interest in practical field work.

Roles & Responsibilities:

- Translate  the crop R&D strategy into approved product-oriented breeding projects and plans. Actively steer progress to deliver leading hybrids, monitoring and reporting on genetic progress and KPIs


- Manage a Breeding assistant locally and strongly participate to the work of an international team
Manage all components of a successful breeding program: management of germplasm, elite line development with innovative traits, hybrid development and evaluation, and elite seed production


- Develop thorough knowledge of the crop, products, markets, and customers through liaison with Marketing, Product Development, and Sales


- Optimize and improve breeding success by the implementation of breeding technologies (doubled haploids, markers, data acquisition and analysis, breeding decision support systems, etc.)
Travel to relevant markets for trial and product evaluation - ensure objectivity and reliability, sound data processing, and fact-based decision-making

 

What do we offer?

- A competitive salary based on your experience


- The opportunity to work in an international organization


- Good work-life balance, because of our flexible workhours and our -good amount of paid holidays


- Participation in the pension scheme


- Profit-sharing mechanism


- Laptop from the company


- Discount on a sports membership

Profile

- MSc in plant breeding and/ or plant breeding working experience


- Strong interest in field evaluation and crop growing


- Ability to communicate, plan activity and work in an international team


- Strong interest and background in modern breeding techniques, database, and breeding support tool application


- Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally frequently (up to 25%)


- Proficient in English and Dutch

Position localization

Job location

Europe, The Netherlands

Location

Machinestraat 4, 1749DT Warmenhuizen

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Specific expertise

  • Agriculture/Agronomy
  • Research & Development

Minimum level of experience required

2 years or more

Languages

  • English (4 - Fluent)
  • Dutch (2 - Intermediate)