Trial Manager

Trial Manager

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Thriplow, East of England, GB

Legal Entity:  KWS UK Ltd. (9700)
Contract Type: 
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote: 
Job ID:  14182

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and cultivate a brighter future in agriculture? At KWS, we are pioneers in plant breeding and seed production, dedicated to revolutionizing the way we feed the world. We're on the hunt for a Trial Manager who's not afraid to get their hands dirty in the field alongside their team. This role will play a pivotal part in our maintenance breeding program and the initial multiplication of inbred varieties. 


  • Leading and managing the maintenance breeding team in alignment with KWS values. 

  • Efficient workload planning and prioritizing tasks for the team. 

  • Collaborating and maintaining clear communication with breeding and commercial teams. 

  • Overseeing field production of varietal rows and blocks. 

  • Conducting purity checks of all lines and meticulously collecting data. 

  • Utilizing and maintaining our variety database. 

  • Managing orders for trial seed.  



  • A university degree or similar educational background. 

  • Supervisory or leadership experience. 

  • Field or farm experience.  

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken. 

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and drive results. 


Why KWS: 

  • Freely following the motto: "Make yourself grow!" we promote individual professional and personal development.  

  • 35 working hours weekly – additional working hours will be expected based on seasonal demands.  

  • 30 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.  

  • Highly competitive Pension Scheme with 16% Company contribution and 1.2% minimum employee contribution.  

  • Life Assurance, of three times annual salary.  

  • Income Protection Plan at 75% of salary for long-term illness and disability for a period of three years.  

  • Private Health Care Plan.  

  • Profit Related Bonus Scheme.  

  • Membership of Lifestyles discount scheme.  

  • Reduced diesel prices from the company’s fuel pump.  

  • A fun working environment where we take care of each other. We also organize social events such as a Summer Staff BBQ, a Christmas party and charity fundraising events.  


If you're passionate about hands-on agriculture, leadership, and pioneering sustainable farming solutions, seize this opportunity to start your career with KWS. Apply today and let's grow together! 


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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