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.
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).
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