As a Breeder for Enza Zaden you are responsible for developing competitive Lettuce varieties, to provide the production department and the commercial organization with the proper product. You will prepare and carry out breeding programs and/or projects, by observing, assessing, selecting crops and reporting progress to the Crop Breeding Manager. You may provide technical directions and information to the Jr. Breeder, Breeding Technicians, and crew members, other duties as assigned. The station is in San Juan Bautista, California.
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 research-minded, have a strong agriculture background, and have developed skills in planning, organization, and management. You can work independently, but you are also able to thrive in cross-functional teams and intercultural project teams.
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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