Process Supervisor DH Cucumber


Enkhuizen, Nederland (Fulltime)

Process Supervisor DH Cucumber

Contribute to worldwide access to healthy vegetables

Do you like to monitor cell technology routine processes while managing a small team of laboratory technicians and contribute to the Enza Zaden vision to grant worldwide access to healthy vegetables. We are looking for a Process Supervisor DH Cucumber who takes care of a seamless production of DH (double haploids) plants.

What are you going to do as Process Supervisor DH Cucumber?

You are responsible for managing a team of laboratory technicians on a day-to-day basis. 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. You will work together with the team and manage the day-to-day of a pro-active outreach team.

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 to the Manager of CT Applications on a regular basis. As an active member to the global production team, you work with other Process Supervisors in order to bring efficiency and implement new methods and techniques. You check results, proactively tackle issues in the process or applications and improve on a continuing basis.

Your power

You like to lead a small team and you are not afraid to make decisions. Bringing out the best in your team is your goal, driven by coaching and motivation to secure continuous development. In this role you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for yourself and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals. You are flexible, keep a good overview of the process and monitor the quality regularly.

In short you:

  • have a Bachelor level of thinking acquired by minimal completed secondary vocational education level and/or working experience;
  • have experience with various cell technology routine activities;
  • have a lean way of thinking;
  • have leadership and coaching skills (or competence to learn);
  • have excellent communication skills, both spoken and written, in Dutch and English.

You have affinity with automated (robotised) laboratory environment and computing (LIMS). Affinity with flow cytometry is a plus.

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, send your application to our HR department, via the button below.

More information:

  • Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, +31 6 2970 6834