Sweet Pepper Breeder (M/F)

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General information


The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.  





Local contract

Local contract only

Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours


Main Goal

In accordance with the business strategy defined by the AMPA Breeding Lead and the Pepper Leadership Team, the sweet pepper breeder will define and execute the breeding methodology for sweet pepper to create innovative and competitive varieties for assigned target markets.

Job description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Under the Pepper Breeding coordinator and the AMPA Breeding Lead, define the breeding strategy and develop a genetic improvement program to create new and original varieties in line with market needs.

• Coordinate the implementation of a competitive breeding program through a network of breeding stations and screening sites and leveraging current research technologies.

• Undertake objective phenotyping of genetic material placed in the different targeted markets and analyze results using statistical tools.

• Ensure the provision of uniform and stable basic seed.

• Maximize collaboration amongst HM.Clause pepper breeding team for trait exploitation, germplasm development and technology deployment

• Maximize the use of all resources allocated to the breeding program(s): human, technical, budget

• Remain abreast of scientific and technological developments in field of expertise and monitor the position of competitor's products.

• Extensive travel within Mexico, United States, Latin America, Europe and other areas as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May manage breeding assistants and/or assist with the management of seasonal or temporary workers.


Strategic Planning and Analysis - Ability to manage multiple projects, with the result in mind. Have a good capacity for analysis and attention to detail with the ability to detect subtle differences between plants. Ability to design a breeding scheme based on multiple and complex information sources. Ability to bring new ideas to the table and make proposals.

Technical Skills - Experience with collecting and analysing experimental data; genetic statistics and experimental design. Ability to use operational IT Breeding system, Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint; as well as other internal data base programs. Experience with field and greenhouse work. Capacity to lead a professional team in order to attain objectives. Good project management skills needed. Spanish language fluency required; English fluency highly desired and fluency in French a plus.

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Interpersonal Skills - Possess strong communication skills. Ability to develop and maintain productive work relationships with various positions within the organization. Ability to interact with internal partners such as the farm operations team, the labs, the development teams (Product Development & Product Management), the Seed Supply Manager, and other breeding teams. Ability to interact with external partners such as public research personnel, farmers, crop committees, and universities. Open minded, possessing the ability to collaborate with others. Ability to train and manage seasonal workers.

Teamwork - Team player with a positive attitude, and the ability to facilitate teamwork among colleagues and staff. Ability to manage large projects with multiple partners worldwide. Willingness to cooperate, and openly share information with lab researchers. Ability to share resources with other breeders, operations, and labs.

Judgment - Exhibit sound and accurate judgment. Accept personal responsibility for task fulfillment and job performance. Ability to disclose any mistakes made, with the awareness of the consequences of making mistakes, and the threat any mistake may pose to the breeding program.

Professionalism - Highly self-motivated individual, with a high level of time management and organizational skills. Well-organized, committed, accurate and thorough with attention to detail. Must possess rigorous scientific manner and practices.

Adaptability - Ability to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability and willingness to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions. Must be available for frequent travel within Mexico, the United States, and abroad as reguired.

Dependability - Reliable and consistent attendance and punctuality. Ability to work in an independent and self­ directed manner and ensure work responsibilities are covered.

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, Mexico

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Specific expertise

  • Agriculture/Agronomy
  • Research & Development

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more


  • English (4 - Fluent)
  • Spanish (4 - Fluent)


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