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Breeder (m/f/d) Corn Breeding Eastern Europe

Breeder (m/f/d) Corn Breeding Eastern Europe

Field of Work:  Breeding

Wanzleben-Börde, Saxony-Anhalt, DE

ID:  4530

You are enthusiastic about applied plant breeding, you are already familiar with corn breeding and you enjoy working in an international team of corn breeders and researchers? Then start with us from July 2021 (or earlier) as breeder (m/f/d) for silage/grain corn Eastern Europe within KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA on a full-time and permanent basis at one of our German corn breeding stations.


Your key tasks and areas of responsibility:


  • Management incl. budget responsibility of the existing corn breeding program for silage and grain corn of the central markets Russia and Poland 
  • Further development and implementation of the material strategy according to the strategic targets and the business strategy for Eastern Europe 
  • Ensuring the development of a competitive product portfolio for the two core markets Russia and Poland
  • Efficient targeted integration of new modern breeding tools into the breeding program 
  • Continuation and further development of cooperation with the other existing European corn breeding programs
  • Ensuring intensive cooperation with KWS' breeding stations in Klein Wanzleben (near Magdeburg) and Russia


Bring in your potential:


  • Academic degree in plant breeding with proven practical experience 
  • Good plant breeding and quantitative genetic knowledge as well as experience in analyzing field trials
  • Initial experience in an international, interdisciplinary working environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Reliable, independent working style combined with a strong team spirit  
  • Fluent English required and good German language skills desirable
  • Willingness for extensive business trips at national and international level up to 50% (especially Russia, Poland and South America)


What we offer you:


  • As a family-run company, we live a culture with the values " closeness, reliability, foresight and independence", which is also lived in practice.
  • Great scope for creativity and the opportunity to take on responsibility within a worldwide network of motivated KWS breeders.
  • Flexibility regarding your place of work (Klein Wanzleben, Einbeck or another German corn breeding station).
  • We will create the appropriate framework conditions for you: Company pension plan, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation bonus, childcare allowance and Job Bike.



We are looking forward to your application (cover letter, CV, relevanct certificates) using our online application system!

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, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.700 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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