Process Supervisor Postharvest


San Juan Bautista, California, United States (Fulltime)

Process Supervisor Postharvest

We are looking for a highly motivated research professional

What are you going to do?

As Process Supervisor you will be responsible for improving protocols and conducting research in a project-oriented fashion. This will be connecting with postharvest research international team, biochemistry, crop breeding teams, M&S, molecular markers and molecular biology teams. You will prepare projects based on globally formulated assignments, analyzing and interpreting issues/problems, formulating objective(s) and prioritizing in consultation with managers and customers. Drafting plan of approach including schedule and project costs and seeking approval and submitting plans to customers. You will manage storability tests, quality analysis or taste panels. Acting as process supervisor, you will also publish research results in the form of project reports and perform statistical analyses of postharvest data using different software's. 

Your power

You are a dynamic person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities and has a creative, analytical and systematic method of working.  You are a natural communicator and connector. You are applied research minded and interested in working in the seed sector. You are organized and follow safety procedures. You have strong skills in planning and organization, influencing / persuading and strong management skills. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in a cross-functional teams and intercultural project teams. You are able to both transfer and translate information between research and M&S and customers understanding their needs.  

In short, you have/are:

  • a Bachelor's or Master's degree preferably in Agriculture/Food Chemistry/Food Science.
  • 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • knowledge of and experience with an automated laboratory and use of a Laboratory Information Management System.
  • professional, assertive and clear communication skills (verbal and written).
  • capable of handling numerical data.•fluent in English speaking and writing.
  • demonstrate effective supervisory skills.
  • knowledge of standard laboratory procedures and techniques; equipment and terminology; hazards and safety practices. 

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.


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