Manager Breeding Operations
Manager Breeding Operations
Company: Seed company
Department: Breeding Department
Reporting to/hierarchy: Senior Breeder
Our client is a leading seed company specialized in the breeding, production and marketing of hybrid seed varieties of a major field crop worldwide. Through responsive research, teamwork and partnerships, they offer reliable seed solutions for the industry and growers, for that field crop worldwide.
Function details: The Head Breeding Operations will lead the breeding operations and reports to the Senior Breeder. In this function he/she will manage and lead the team leaders of the different operations team in the breeding department at the company’s headquarter. He/she will provide leadership to the centers and teams of field trialing, experimental seed production and mechanization internationally and will work in close cooperation with the operation managers or team leaders in each country.
Expectations for this role include:
Maintain, improve, build and leverage internal networks to support the sense of quality and responsibility needed for achieving the business goals.
Maintain and improve the logistics of the operations, including working procedures, informatics & tasks automation, data and mechanization.
Move forward the group as to match the standards of security, health and respect for the environment.
Strengthen the knowledge base of the group and each of its team members.
Education and qualifications:
Experienced Agronomist or engineer with specific interest in agronomic aspects of testing and small-scale seed production.
Proven leadership skills, future-vision based with business objective orientation.
Technical insight, able to help develop and discuss technical needs with machine builders.
Experience with and interest in logistics and purchasing.
Computer literate with understanding of IT, finance, investments and statistics.
Dutch mother tongue.
English, both oral and written.
French is an advantage.
Mobility/travel: International traveling, including the US and Russia, is required (25-30% of time).
Location: Flanders, Belgium.
Starting date: ASAP
Attractive financial conditions and extra-legal benefits.
You will be joining a dynamic R&D team that has the challenge to generate competitive genetic
progress in a difficult rapidly changing environment.
Room for own initiatives on further education and training.
A work environment that supports your development.
Career opportunities: Stable career possibilities.
You match the requested criteria for min. 90%? Then send your application including publications and references to email@example.com mentioning reference SC-10
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