D.J. Stornetta Office 805-481-3200 Fax 805-481-3545 Produce Careers Inc. 122 Le Point Street Suite 202 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
In accordance with the business strategy defined by Company Leadership, the Fresh Market Tomato Breeder will define and execute the breeding strategy to create innovative and competitive varieties for target markets.
POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:
Provide the company with new varieties in their target market segments by searching for the appropriate genetic resources and implementing the best technologies and methods available.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (Other duties may be assigned):
Under the Breeding Director, define the breeding strategy and develop a genetic improvement program to create new and original varieties in line with company business objectives and market needs
Develop and maintain a well-planned breeding program that is balanced and provides commercial products for key markets.
Design and implement trialing plans for key markets.
Stay current with technology developments in pertinent sciences and introduces innovation to breeding program where appropriate; and monitor the position of competitor’s products.
Develop awareness of market context, and aligns program direction strategic and technical accordingly.
Coordinate the implementation of programs through a network of breeding stations and screening sites, and leverage current research technologies.
Manage and Maximize the use of all resources allocated to the breeding program(s): human, technical, budget/financial
Strategically collaborate with key partners, internal and external.
Significant travel within the United States, as well as abroad.
Management of breeding assistants/associates. Coordinates with operations groups on research stations in multiple domestic and international locations.
Education and/or Experience:
• M.Sci or PhD in Plant Breeding or equivalent science.
• 4+ years of relevant work experience in a commercial plant breeding program.
• Must be proficient in English; proficiency in Spanish a plus.
Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com
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