As Onion Breeder you are responsible for line and hybrid development, for a Breeding Program targeted at one of the global onion markets. You will have close interaction with the local operational team, product development, and the marketing, commercial and production departments. Functional relationships extend into the Limagrain Vegetable Seed division. You will report to the Breeding Director and are based at our breeding facilities in Rilland near Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.
As an Onion Breeder you provide leadership, management and support to the local breeding team. You translate the crop R&D strategy into approved product-oriented breeding projects and operational plans. And actively steer on delivering leading hybrids, monitor and report on progress.
You manage all components of a successful commercial breeding program. This includes management of germplasm, elite line development, hybrid development and evaluation, and elite seed production.
You develop a thorough knowledge of the crop, products, and customers by liaising with marketing and sales. And optimize breeding success by implementation and integration of state-of-the-art breeding technologies.
Furthermore, you will travel to relevant markets for trial and product evaluation. Ensure objectivity and reliability, sound data processing, and fact-based decision making.