Sweet Pepper Breeder


Myakka City, FLorida, EUA (Fulltime)

Sweet Pepper Breeder

Enza Zaden is looking for a highly motivated Breeder to join our Myakka City team in Florida.

What will you do?

As a Breeder for Enza Zaden you are responsible for developing competitive pepper 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 Breeding Technicians and other crew members. Other duties as assigned. 

Your power

You are an enthusiastic, creative, and global thinking entrepreneur with a long-term vision on breeding. You are on top of the latest market developments and able to translate these to your breeding program, using the latest breeding technologies. In this process, you can connect and collaborate effectively with internal and external parties. You have excellent analytical and communication skills. Additionally, you are not afraid to make decisions and you function well in a global team.

In short, you:

  • Master of Science degree in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, PhD desired. 
  • 3+ years of experience in plant breeding and plant genetics preferred. Graduate program experience is acceptable. 
  • Thorough knowledge of plant breeding, modern methods of breeding and phytopathology. 
  • Is well acquainted with various cultivation techniques and has sufficient market knowledge.
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • A thorough understanding of English, both verbal and written is required.  
  • The ability to speak and understand some Spanish is highly desired.    
  • Responsible for planning and execution of own projects.
  • Significant travel (International/ Domestic).
  • 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 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.