Fennel Breeder, Italy

Do you have a passion for plants? Can you develop competitive crop varieties? Will you provide our Production and Commercial Departments with the proper products?
We are looking for a result driven, creative Breeder Fennel with excellent analytical, communication and managing skills. You will be responsible for the development of Fennel varieties.

What are you going to do?

As a fennel breeder, you will be responsible for the development of Fennel varieties. You will manage a long term breeding program in close connection with the latest market developments, being able to translate these to your breeding program. Together with your team members you will prepare and execute breeding and screening trials, and consequently analyse the data. You act like a coach within the team and know how to stimulate and develop your team members.

Furthermore, you will be involved in the introduction of new varieties in the market. To achieve your goals you will work together in international and multidisciplinary teams. 
Trials are located in different regions of Europe, so travelling will be part of this job. You will report to the Crop Breeding Manager Leafy.

Your power

You are an enthusiastic and creative entrepreneur with a long-term vision on breeding with excellent analytical and communication skills. Autonomy, flexibility and persuasiveness are key capabilities to succeed in this role. You are able to work in a cross-functional network. 

Fluent in English and Italian is a must. Furthermore, you are familiar with novel molecular breeding technologies and you are able to implement these in your breeding program. Additionally you are not afraid to make decisions and you function well in an international team

In short, you:

·       have a BSc or MSc degree in plant science and good understanding of plant breeding and genetics.

·       have practical work experience in growing and working with plants and assessing trials is preferred.

·       are fluent in English and Italian.

Our power 

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.

Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables. 

To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.


Please, send your application to our HR department: recursoshumanos@spam-protectenzazaden.es.


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