Crop Breeding Manager Spinach


Enkhuizen, Nederland - Wo (Fulltime)

Crop Breeding Manager Spinach

Realising a continuous, successful and competitive variety pipeline

What are you going to do?

As a Crop Breeding Manager Spinach you are responsible for the spinach breeding program. You will lead the spinach breeding team existing of one senior breeder, two assistant breeders and one technician. You get excited by leading the operational side of breeding, and you monitor performances closely. 
You work closely together with the senior breeder in the breeding trials, you oversee the research productions, the screening plan and the routine disease testing process. Therefore you stay in close contact with our researchers, production – and crop specialists. You play an active breeding role in the breeding programs and you are and stay up to date  with new breeding techniques.
You report to the Crop Breeding Manager Leafy Crops.

Your power

You are a good facilitator and communicator. Working in this dynamic crop requires good communication with all stakeholders, to keep all on board. You have the ability to inspire and coach your team to meet both daily and strategic goals and to ensure the development and growth of your team.
You are a sharp Crop Breeding Manager and know when to step up a gear to stay on top of the dynamics. Thanks to your strong personality, you can make fast decisions and make an impact. You have a creative mind with a strong perseverance in getting things done. You are eager to learn and keep on learning and stay ahead of innovations.

In short you:
  • are a strong leader with people management skills;
  • are a great communicator and expert in stakeholder management on various levels;
  • have a Master degree in Plant Sciences;
  • have a track record in plant breeding.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. And produces and sells its seeds all over the world. We have made an animation to explain to you properly (and as briefly as possible) what we do. 

The purpose of our work? To offer everyone worldwide access to healthy and varied vegetables. With more than 2000 passionate colleagues all over the world, we work together every day on the vegetables of tomorrow. 

Would you like to know more about Enza Zaden as an employer? Then take a look at the Careers & Learning page or view our page on LinkedIn



Please, send your application to our Recruitment department, via the Apply now! buttons.

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

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated