(Senior) Breeder Pepper


Enkhuizen, Nederland - Wo (Fulltime)

(Senior) Breeder Pepper

Passion for plants

What are you going to do?

Do you want to contribute to the Enza Zaden vision to grant worldwide access to healthy vegetables? We are looking for a (Senior) Breeder Pepper with vision, excellent analytical and communication skills.

As (Senior) Breeder Pepper you contribute to the development of new pepper varieties. You are capable to develop a vision for the segment you are responsible for. You observe, evaluate and select in breeding and screening trials. You record, process and analyse breeding and screening data. With the collected information, you are able to create new varieties for the designated markets. The screening trials are located in greenhouses on various locations in and outside the Netherlands, so travelling will be part of your job (about 5 times a year).

You are part of the Pepper Breeding team consisting of experienced Breeders, Biotech Breeders and Technicians. You will work closely together with colleagues of other departments, ranging from commercial specialists to researchers. You report to the Crop Breeding Manager.

Your power

When you see a crop your analytical skills are triggered making you notice every detail and assessing their relevance. You efficiently translate breeding data and market trends into practical breeding programs. You are eager to learn and to develop yourself to become an experienced breeder.

Modern methods of breeding are your main professional interests. You proactively cooperate with internal colleagues, such as research, sales and operations. To succeed in this position you are an enthusiastic entrepreneur with a strong vision who sees new possibilities and makes strategic choices.

In short, you:
  • have a Master degree in Plant Science;
  • have at least 3-5 years of relevant working experience in breeding;
  • have a valid driver's licence B;
  • have good communication skills in the English language (willing to learn Dutch).

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