Enza Zaden in San Juan Bautista, CA is looking for a highly motivated research professional to join our team.
What are you going to do?
As Farm Manager you will support the direction and coordination of cultivation activities for the Research and Development station in San Juan Bautista, CA. You will oversee Crop Workers and help care for the crops for the benefit of the research department or breeders to help in the implementation of the breeding program. Observes aspects of the crops’ development and has the expertise needed to propose improvements. You are also responsible for local legal requirements, such as safety, inspections and accident reporting.
You will support the R&D team dynamics at the station, ensuring the culture of the local station is in line with Enza Zaden's values and principles.
You are a dynamic person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities and has a creative, analytical and systematic method of working. You are a natural communicator and connector. You are research minded and interested in working in the seed sector. You are organized and follow safety procedures. You have a strong agriculture back ground, and has developed skills in planning and organization, influencing / persuading and strong management skills. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in a cross-functional teams and intercultural project teams.
In short, you:
- Higher professional level (Bachelor’s Degree)
- 2 years of relevant work experience
- Must be able to operate and calibrate farm equipment; tractors, setup cultivators, irrigation systems and sprayers.
- Pesticide application license preferred or will need to obtain within 90 days of hire.
- Forklift certification preferred
- Works on Saturdays and holidays as necessary.
- Strong (people) management skills.
- Bilingual – proficient in both the English and Spanish language.
Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.
Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.
To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.
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