For the cultivation of diverse vegetable crops for our breeding programmes we are looking for a Crop Manager with knowledge of greenhouse cultivation.
You will be responsible for the cultivation of vegetable crops. The crops are used for plant breeding programme and are essential in the selection process. You facilitate the breeders. You will be working with highly diverse crops and cultivation methods. Furthermore you will help to implement the newest cultivation technologies. You play an important role in the success of selection programmes
In this position you will be collaborating with colleagues from other areas and you will work in an international environment.
You have a high level of knowledge of greenhouse cultivations both in soil as well as in hydroponics. You are a decisive, dynamic, flexible and proactive person. Furthermore you are action and people-orientated and you have high leadership skills and expertise in troubleshooting. Additionally you have excellent planning and communication skills.
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 and CV to Rosabel Barroso, HR Business Partner, via firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our company and the vacancy, visit our website.