Maize breeding project leader (H/F)

Vacancy details

General information

Organisation

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.
  

Reference

2020-5595  

Company

LIMAGRAIN EUROPE SAS

Local contract

Local contract only

Position description

Function

RESEARCH & INNOVATION - BREEDING

Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours

Full-time

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

Operations:
- 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

Profile

- 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

Agriculture/Agronomy

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more

Languages

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

Requester

Position start date

25/09/2020