Team Lead R&D Operations USA

Opportunita ' Di Lavoro

San Juan Bautista, CA, Stati Uniti - Intermediate vocational education (Tempo pieno)

Team Lead R&D Operations USA

Enza Zaden in San Juan Bautista, California is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team.

What will you do?

As Team Lead R&D Operations for Enza Zaden you will ensure execution of crop management and breeding/seed extraction support together with the assigned team at our Research and Development station (small-scale). You may oversee workers that will help care for the crops for the benefit of breeding programs. Weekly planning and allocation of activities, ensuring timely execution of activities, and solving bottlenecks. Participation in all crop care, pest control, seed extraction, cleaning and/or breeding support activities. Guidance of Crop Workers, observation, and progress reporting. Ensure exchange of communication with Crop Workers. Responsible for practicing and promoting a healthy and safe working environment. Other duties as assigned.

You will support the R&D team dynamics at the station, ensuring the culture of the local station is in line with Enza Zaden's values and principles.

Your power

You are a dynamic person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities and has a creative, analytical and systematic method of working.  You are research minded and interested in working in the seed sector.  You promote and follow safety procedures. You have a strong agriculture background, and has developed skills in planning, organization, and strong management skills. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in cross-functional teams.

  • Have strong people skills.
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Work on Saturdays and holidays as necessary.
  • A thorough understanding of English, both verbal and written is required.
  • The ability to speak and understand some Spanish is highly desired.
  • Operate and calibrate farm equipment, tractors, setup cultivators, irrigation systems and sprayers.
  • Pesticide application license preferred or will need to obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • Forklift certification preferred.
  • Driving required to local fields (25%).
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

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.


Please submit your cover letter and submit via this link.