Head of Breeding (m/f/d) Tropical Corn

Head of Breeding (m/f/d) Tropical Corn

Field of Work:  Breeding

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  1726

You feel passionate about the tropics and corn is your favorite plant?

Then please join us at the earliest possibility as Head of Breeding (m/f/d) Tropical Corn within KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA on a full-time basis with an office in Germany or Brazil.


Your core responsibilities and tasks:

  • Management of the Corn Breeding Programs for the Sub/tropical areas in South America and Asia
  • Secure the development of a competitive product portfolio for the relevant tropical markets
  • Further develop and optimize the tropical corn breeding and research program using state-of-the-art technologies
  • Translate and implement the agreed business unit strategy into an efficient breeding and research program
  • Drive the integration and collaboration between Marketing, Production and Breeding
  • Planning of operational budgets and investments for the product development of tropical corn
  • Secure that Breeding and Research operations are in full alignment with required legal requirements
  • Represent KWS (R&D) positions in scientific and professional associations
  • Secure appropriate IP protection and defense for KWS varieties and inventions


Your profile:

  • Academic degree (PhD) with proven scientific excellence and proven practical experience in Corn Breeding
  • Experience in managing breeding and/or research programs and service functions
  • Strong leadership and people management skills Good organizational and analytical skills and excellent team player
  • Strong entrepreneurial and strategic mindset
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to address different audiences
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Willingness to travel international in the tropics (focus South America & Asia) as well as to Germany (Einbeck)


Do we get your interest? We are looking forward to your application online via our job portal. Please upload your CV & cover letter in English and add some references, if possible.

About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
For more information: www.kws.com. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.