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Romania Sunflower Operation Lead (H/F)

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General information


Limagrain is an agricultural co-operative owned by French farmers and an international seed group. It has almost 9,000 employees of 80 different nationalities, working in 57 countries.

Focused on the genetic progress of plants, Limagrain breeds, produces and sells field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products. Thanks to its recognized brands, Limagrain is now the world's leading non-agrochemical company, the world's leading vegetable seed company and the second largest French industrial producer of bakery products.

Joining Limagrain means taking on widescale challenges: creating tomorrow's seeds to ensure they are ever more efficient, supporting agricultural production models so they are more positive for the environment and society in general, and imagining food that is a source of life and pleasure.

From the seed onwards, joining Limagrain means taking practical action today for the agriculture and food of tomorrow. Each year, nearly 300 new varieties of cereals and vegetables are created, 20 million euros are dedicated to preserving biodiversity and 16% of our turnover is invested in research.
Joining us means being guided by our purpose, namely cooperating for the progress of agriculture, everywhere, for everyone. - #Limagrain  






Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

Soltis is a leading research company dedicated to sunflower breeding for the European, Ukrainian and Russian markets. Soltis belongs to Euralis and Limagrain groups.

She/he will be in charge of the testing, the nursery and the hybrid seed production operations in Romania and Bulgaria. In this role you will functionally report directly to Soltis Chief Scientific Executive based in France.


Job description

Key general responsibilities :

  • Global management of the activities in Romania and Bulgaria
  • Representation of Soltis towards Lidea, Limagrain and other third party providers in Romania and Bulgaria.
  • Reporting to Soltis about the ongoing, the progress of the activity
  • Recruitment management for Soltis activities
  • Management of the worker teams under her/his responsibility
  • Management of budget forecasting and realization for Soltis
  • Involvement in Capex proposal
  • Application of health and safety policy for her/him and for the people under her/his responsibility


Key responsabilities linked to nursery operations :

  • Responsible for the selection of accurate field nursery in Romania
  • Management of nursery activities: seed preparation, planting, observation and scoring, plant selection, selfing, harvesting, threshing and shipment.
  • Management of nurseries activities in our database
  • Key responsibilities linked to testing operations
  • Responsible for the selection of accurate fields in Romania and Bulgaria
  • Manage Soltis testing operations in Romania
  • Coordination of testing activities:
  • Contribute to locations and fields selection, direct contact with farmersParticipate to seed preparation
  • Participate to planting, to scoring and harvesting
  • Coordination of testing operations done by third parties (Romania and Bulgaria)
  • Participate to discussion related to location selection
  • Visit the locations at different stages during the season (location quality rating)
  • Management of testing activities in our databas


Key responsibilities linked to experimental hybrid seed production operations:

  • Coordination of hybrid seed production activities:
  • Participate to seed preparation, planting, and harvesting
  • Management of seed production activities in our database


Key skills and experiences :

  • Master in Agriculture/Agronomy with more than 5 years of experience
    Solid experience in field crop trialling, agronomy and crop protection 
  • Strong communication skills is required for effective collaboration with other teams
  • Strong decision making, prioritization and problem solving skills
  • Basics data analysis and statistics knowledge
  • Broad knowledge on plant breeding
  • Knowledge of the sunflower crop for the geographical area is a plus


Duration: Permanent

Position Location: Romania

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Position localization

Job location

Europe, Romania

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more


English (4 - Fluent)


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