Breeder Aubergine

Rijk Zwaan Ibérica, SA Ejido, El España Research and development

Company Description

We are looking for employees with a high level of motivation and commitment. Our company is based on innovation and creativity; we need people with a creative attitude and way of working to develop our products.

Do you have a passion for genetics and breeding? Would you like to be part of a team that enthusiastically and successfully develops innovative products? If so, apply for this full-time vacancy for Breeder at our office in El Ejido (Almería).


In this role, you play a part in the development of the next generation of successful varieties, splitting your time between the office, the field and the greenhouse. You are responsible for all kinds of breeding tasks such as monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the various selection and variety trials, both at home and abroad. You are additionally involved in planning and organising the breeding activities and further improving them where necessary. Besides making a contribution within your own team, you also work in close collaboration with other departments such as crop care, production and sales/marketing. Ultimately, the best varieties are chosen for our customers in conjunction with the local sales teams.


We are looking for Breeder with:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in this position
  • A scientific university degree in a subject such as plant sciences, or graduate-level competence acquired through experience
  • Master or Phd in Breeding
  • You are interested in and have an affinity with the horticultural sector
  • You have a good command of the English language

Furthermore, you have a passion for genetics, work with a high level of accuracy, have a keen eye for detail and take a pragmatic approach. You enjoy analysing data and looking for creative solutions. You have good organisational skills and are able to maintain a clear overview. You like being part of a team but can also work well autonomously. You are a strong communicator and have a consultative decision-making style. Additionally, you are able to assess the value of new breeding concepts and to translate them into feasible breeding projects. In view of the international nature of this role you must also be willing to travel abroad regularly.

Other information

What can you expect from us?

As Breeder, you will receive an extensive period of training, which will introduce you to all aspects of breeding. In addition, we are happy to offer you:

- A permanent contract right from the start

- A range of training opportunities and courses

- Scope to be enterprising and develop


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