Seed Production Agronomist
Seed Production Agronomist
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 94, 9052 Gent, Belgium
Protealis develops superior seeds and seed technologies for legume crops that are adapted to our local North-European environment. By combining innovation in breeding and nitrogen fixation we create new opportunities for European farmers to help overcome Europe’s protein deficit and provide local sourcing options for the growing number of producers of meat and milk alternatives.
Why do we need you?
At Protealis we want to provide farmers with the best genetics and growing advice for protein crops. As we intensify and geographically expand our sales, we are looking for an additional agronomist to help us realize our ambitious growth strategy to assure we have high quality of Breeder seed in the right volumes.
What do we need you to do?
You develop with the sales team a volume production plan for the varieties and candivars to ensure proper levels of breeder seed is available to match the sales ambitions
You develop relationships with farmers, with the objective to have a reliable network for trialing. You organise the field operations for yopur productions with the field ops team or external parties depending on geography.
You design, plan, coordinate, execute, monitor and steer the different testing and Breeder seed production trials.
You optimise good production practices together with the production manager and the breeding team
You organise seed cleaning and processing and continuously monitor the quality of the harvested breeders seed
You develop together with the sales team the growing manual for Protealis’ varieties with the objective of making the most of the variety’s potential for farmers, multipliers and processors adapted to specific environmental, agronomical, and economical circumstances in the countries of focus in North Europe (zone above Paris). You provide agronomical/technical support and crop- and varietal training to the sales- and production team and to customers
In a joint team effort, you provide input for variety registration and application for plant breeder rights to protect Protealis’ interest. You advise breeding and sales on variety portfolio composition based on market insight and customer feedback
What can you expect?
To be part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial team that combines a determination to achieve with fun
To have a job that has direct impact on the success of the company and the profitability and sustainability of our agriculture
What experience are we seeking?
You are educated as bachelor or master in a relevant field and have at least 5 years of experience in field crop farming, agronomy and field trials.
You have basic understanding of plant breeding, plant physiology and general crop husbandry. Previous exposure to seed sales and/or product registration is a strong plus.
You are proficient in English and are fluent in at least one of the following: Dutch, French or German.
Which person fits our team?
You work carefully, orderly and structured and check your work.
You are efficient and effective in your approaches and dare to challenge the status-quo.
You’re not afraid to be hands-on when needed
You are flexible: you take into account that weather conditions can sometimes disturb work planning and you have flexibility to travel to trial sites and customers in N-EU.
You respect the agreements and rules within the company.
You get your energy from achieving something as a team and feel accountable for the team results as well as your own contributions
You communicate clearly, candidly, and respectfully
Purpose in your job matters to you and you see your values reflected in Protealis’ mission
You are customer oriented and get energized by customer satisfaction.
You feel great in a fun team and add to that spirit
We value people for who they are and expect that you do too. We embrace diversity regardless of age, gender, belief, origin or orientation.
How to get on board?
Send your resume and motivation letter to Jobs@Protealis.com