Tomato Breeder (H/F)
Limagrain
Via Capocroce, Fondi LT, Italie
2 gg fa

Finalité du poste

In accordance with the business strategy defined by the company, the Breeder will execute the breeding methodology for Tomato to create innovative and competitive new varieties in his / her target market segments by searching for the appropriate genetic resources and implementing the best technologies and methods available.

The position is based in Fondi and report to the Breeding Program Director.

Missions

  • Sets up, coordinates and administers breeding programs based on current line development pipeline templates and defined company objectives
  • Designs and participates in the trials plan for key markets
  • Develops, execute and maintains a well-planned breeding program that provides commercial products for key markets
  • Stays current with technology developments and introduces innovation to breeding program where appropriate
  • Stays current with leading competitors' product lines and strengths and weaknesses
  • Coordinates the implementation of programs through a network of breeding stations and screening sites
  • Strategically collaborates with key external partners and within BU and within LVS on breeding and technology projects.
  • Maximize the use of all resources allocated to the breeding programs (human, technical)
  • Significant travel required (30-40% of the working time)
  • Management of breeding assistants and technicians, assistance with the direction of temporary or contract workers (in coordination with operations groups of VMK at research station of Fondi).

    Profil

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :

    Functional Working knowledge and a competent grasp of the methodology of plant breeding and supporting disciplines. Advanced knowledge of assigned species in botany, biology, genetics, biotic and abiotic disorders and is familiar with seed production issues.

    Solid understanding of the new product development process in the company and of the required traits for target and secondary markets.

    Demonstrated ability to deliver commercial varieties.

    Strategic Planning and Analysis Ability to manage multiple projects with the goal in mind and showing long term vision by bringing innovative ideas.

    Have a good analysis capacity and attention to details, with the ability to detect subtle differences between plants. Ability to design a breeding scheme based on multiple and complex information sources.

    Technical Skills Experience with collecting and analyzing experimental data, genetic statistics and experimental design.

    Ability to use operational IT Breeding system, Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    Interpersonal Skills Possess effective communication skills and ability to train others. Ability to develop and maintain productive work relationships with various positions within the organization as scientists, support functions, PD, Sales, Production, Product Managers and other departments.

    Ability to interact with external partners such as public research personnel, farmers and universities.

    Teamwork - Team player with a positive attitude, willingness to cooperate and openly share information. Ability to facilitate teamwork among colleagues and staff.

    Ability to manage large projects with multiple partners worldwide. Capacity to lead a professional team to attain objectives.

    Education and / or Experience

  • PhD in Plant Breeding and / or 5+ years of relevant work experience in a commercial breeding program (Solanaceae is a plus)
  • Minimum 4 to 5 years work experience managing independently a breeding program with demonstrated ability to develop successful commercial hybrids
  • Must be proficient in English; proficiency in Italian is a plus.
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