Process Supervisor DH Pepper


Stellenbosch, South Africa (Fulltime)

Process Supervisor DH Pepper

Contribute to worldwide access to healthy vegetables

What are you going to do?

You are responsible for managing a small team of laboratory technicians on a day-to-day basis whose results contribute to the larger success of the international crop breeding program, and company. Your primary responsibility is ensuring that team goals are achieved and to develop your team members into a successful staff that are focused on producing DH plants to speed up the breeding process. 

As a Process Supervisor you are responsible for the planning, reporting, coordination, and timely performance of your part of the process. You allocate and distribute resources in the best way possible to guarantee seamless production, and report progress regularly to the CT Applications Manager. As an active member to the global production team, you work with other Process Supervisors to bring efficiency and implement new methods and techniques. You monitor results, proactively tackle issues in the process or applications and continuously improve.

Your power

You like to work in the laboratory and lead a small team in a routine environment. Bringing out the best in your team is your goal, driven by coaching and motivation to secure continuous development. In this role you will use your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for yourself and others, and achieve short and long-term business goals. You are able to take control and not afraid to make decisions. 

You like to work with data and know how to interpret it and translate it into action. You are flexible, hands-on, keep a good overview of the process, and regularly monitor quality.

In short you:
  • are scientifically minded and have finished a plant-related education;
  • have experience with plant tissue culture;
  • have leadership coaching skills (or competence to learn);
  • are detail-oriented and accurate;
  • have excellent planning skills and can keep to set timelines;
  • have good communication skills and are a real team player;
  • have a valid drivers license and own transport.

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 HR department, via the button below. 

More information:
Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, +31 62970 6834

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated