Junior Seed Production Specialist (Open Field)


Enkhuizen, The Netherlands (Fulltime)

Junior Seed Production Specialist (Open Field)

Your challenge in Seamless End-to-End Design and Delivery (SEEDD) as a Junior Seed Production Specialist

What are you going to do?

The Seed Production department is coordinating the worldwide production of our vegetable seeds, both, conventional and biological. Constantly improving on how to get the right amount and best quality vegetable seeds efficiently produced and on time delivered.

We are striving for the best vegetable seed quality by continuously improving our breeding- and production activities. Together with several disciplines working as dynamic teams, sharing the passion for vegetable seeds we are always aiming for the best product to fulfil the demand of the growers worldwide. 

As a Junior Seed Production Specialist, you have the willingness to develop a successful career in seed production. You will coordinate the worldwide seed production of one of our crops. You provide agronomical support and maintain contacts with producers and (international) colleagues on the progress and quality of our seed productions. Further you can initiate and manage improvement processes as for example new production trials.

Through cross-functional teamwork, with your colleagues from Research & Development, Seed Operations and Marketing & Sales you work on optimal seed availability. You are closely involved in the development of new varieties and the mapping of the relevant production characteristics. Together with the Seed Supply Team you make the production planning and determine how and where the seeds will be produced.

You collect and register the data of the current productions in our ERP system. For a good insight into the seed availability but also for research and analysis. You do the coordination from your office, but you also visit the production locations in the Netherlands and abroad, where you check the productions on site.

One of the (crop) departments within Seed Production will be your workplace, where you will report to the Crop Production Manager. You collaborate closely with Seed Production Specialists of other crops, both national and international.

Your power

You are analytical and solution-oriented with a hands-on working mentality. You see it as your responsibility to properly streamline the logistics process from sowing to delivery of the seeds at Enza Zaden. You can respond to questions from growers, but you are also able to align between stakeholders based on the information you obtain from the Research & Development, Supply Chain and Product Management departments.

Your affinity and experience with plants is of great value. Due to your passion for plants, your agronomical experience, and your ability to ''read'' plants, you can identify crop issues and you are able to translate these into necessary actions for the growers. Your analytical way of thinking and your problem-solving mentality enables you to spot and to realize improvements in seed production.

You actively seek for the best production approach, which requires the ability of independent working but of course also teamwork. To achieve the most efficient production, you need to be able to maintain a good overview and to be skilled in planning and organizing. International contact with producers and regional colleagues requires flexibility: You can adapt your approach to different cultures and to local circumstances.

In short, you;
  • have an academic background in preferrable green life science, agronomy or comparable;
  • have minimal 2 years of experience in the field of agriculture and / or (vegetable) seed cultivation;
  • have a passion for plants and an eye for plant related pests and diseases;
  • have excellent and clear communication skills (oral and written) in the English language and preferably the Dutch language;
  • are analytical and solution-oriented;
  • are willing to travel (within and outside Europe);
  • have a driving license B.

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. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation.

For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.

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.

Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills with our Enza Academy and under the flag of enzActive we organise various sports activities to stay healthy.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues throughout the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family company in which some 2,000 employees from over 40 nationalities spread across 6 continents work together closely in international teams.


Please, send your application to our Recruitment department, via the button below.

More information:
Martine Rook-Wijnker, +31 (0)6 55 22 04 74, m.rook-wijnker@enzazaden.nl