Plant Production Assistant


Enhuizen, The Netherlands (Fulltime)

Plant Production Assistant

The link between research and commercial production

Do you have experience in a horticultural production environment and excellent organisational skills? Do you like to pioneer in a new business? We are looking for a Plant Production Assistant who acts as the link between research and commercial production.

What are you going to do as a Plant Production Assistant?

You support the set-up of a new Enza Zaden production pipeline, in which you maintain and support external contacts who produce plants for commercial applications. You are an important link between the Researchers of Cell Biology, greenhouse facilities and external contacts in the Netherlands and Spain. You act on operational level, developing new methods for vegetative propagation in vegetable crops, supervising plant propagations and executing plant material quality control tests. Next to that you will support the development of logistic chains of plant material movements and set up accredited hygienic systems.

You report to the Senior Researcher Cell Biology.

Your power

As Plant Production Assistant within this new team, your are open minded and innovative. You have proven communication and organisational skills. You have the ability to keep control over complex projects and work well structured in a highly volatile environment. You like to pioneer, feel comfortable in uncertain situations and are not afraid of taking risks. You have a valid driver's license and are willing to travel (for example Spain).

In short, you:

  • have a BSc degree (for example in Agronomics, Horticulture or Plant Biotechnology);
  • have 1-3 years of working experience in professional horticulture;
  • are fluent in English and Dutch language (written and speaking).

You feel comfortable in an operational horticultural environment. Preferably you have experience in the flower business or other vegetative propagation systems. Experience with Elite systems is a plus.

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 EnzAcademy and under the flag of enzActive we organise various sports activities to stay healthy.


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

More information:

  • Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, +31 228 784 627

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated