Plennegy: Pepper Breeder (for Starke Ayres)

Company Plennegy
Reference # Plennegy: Pepper Breeder (for Starke Ayres)
Published 02/07/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, South Africa
A position exists for a highly motivated Pepper Breeder or Senior Pepper Breeder who will be stationed in Komatipoort (Mpumalanga). The Breeder's primary responsibility will be to develop superior pepper varieties for various markets locally and around the world, emphasizing performance, agronomics and quality
Job Functions Chemistry, Physics and Biology,Data Analysis,Data Management,Other Research Development, Science and Scientific Research,Research,Research and Development,Science,Statistics
Industries Agriculture
Main duties will include:
•Parent line and hybrid development for global pepper markets according to the company Business, Marketing and R&D plan.
•Improve efficiency and productivity of the breeding program by optimizing the use and integration of new technologies with conventional breeding techniques.
•Work closely with Marketing and Sales to align breeding goals with current and future market needs and those of our customers.
•Prepare, implement and monitor budgets and operational plans.
•Manage, support and direct the breeding team personnel in accordance with the company’s corporate values, vision and safety.
•Ensure availability of required quantities and quality of basic/foundation seed.
•Manage accurate and detailed record-keeping and administration pertaining to the breeding program
•BSc Honours majoring in Plant Breeding / Genetics. (MSc or PhD in Genetics / Plant Breeding related disciplines an added advantage)
•At least 5 years’ experience in managing field or vegetable crop breeding programmes.
•In depth working knowledge of horticulture, agronomy, genetics, pathology, statistics, physiology and molecular genetics.
•You must also have experience and capabilities to lead and develop others, combined with advanced communication, interpersonal and relationship skills
Job Closing Date 09/07/2020
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