Manager Hybrid Potato Activity

Manager Hybrid Potato Activity

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Nagele, Flevoland, NL

ID:  2121


We are looking for a Manager Hybrid Potato Activity for our location in Nagele, Flevoland. The position is unlimited and in full-time. In this role, you are responsible for the overall organisation and leadership of the hybrid potato breeding activity in the Nagele station. The highly innovative hybrid potato breeding program is the responsibility of our joint venture company Aardevo, and is performed in close collaboration with the Nagele KWS station. 


Your tasks:


  • Responsible for all hybrid potato activity in station Nagele.
  •  Lead a team of technicians.
  •  Act as a key contact for the Aardevo breeding team.
  •  Act as key contact for the potato trial farmers, including the KWS farm in Nagele.
  •  Identify and propose necessary investments within the station.
  • Work planning of the potato activity.
  • Develop and organize protocols for potato trials.
  •  Contribute to development of potato machinery.
  • Organize and lead the quality analysis processes.



Your profile:


  • Agricultural education and/or relevant work experience in agricultural sector.
  • Experience (or strong interest) in leading a team.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, teams and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead others and build relations.
  • Ability to think ahead and organise accordingly.
  •  Fluent Dutch and English language skills are a must.
  •  A passion for work with crops.

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/.