Breeding Facilities Supervisor


​San Juan Bautista, California, United States (Fulltime)

Breeding Facilities Supervisor

We are looking for a highly motivated research professional

What are you going to do?

As Breeding Facilities Supervisor you will support the direction and coordination of cultivation activities for the Research and Development station in San Juan Bautista, CA. You will oversee Crop Workers and help care for the crops for the benefit of the research department or breeders to help in the implementation of the breeding program. Observes aspects of the crops' development and has the expertise needed to propose improvements. You are also responsible for local legal requirements, such as safety, inspections and accident reporting. 

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 a natural communicator and connector.  You are research minded and interested in working in the seed sector.  You are organized and follow safety procedures. You have a strong agriculture back ground, and has developed skills in planning and organization, influencing / persuading and strong management skills. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in a cross-functional teams and intercultural project teams.

 In short, you have/are:

  • higher professional level (Bachelor's Degree)
  • 2 years of relevant work experience
  • must be able to 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
  • work on Saturdays and holidays as necessary.
  • strong (people) management skills.
  • bilingual – proficient in both the English and Spanish language.

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.


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