Breeder Rose Kenya

Naivasha, Kenya

Dümmen Orange is the world’s largest breeder and propagator of cut flowers, bulbs, tropical plants, pot plants, bedding plants and perennials. To expand of our breeding activities at our Research & Development (R&D) department in Naivasha (Kenya), we are looking for a Breeder Rose. 

Job objective 
Our organization grows and flourishes. This results in a fast changing and, therefore, challenging environment.

Dümmen Orange is expanding its’ Rose breeding activities in Naivasha (Kenya) and is looking for a full-time Breeder Rose with passion for product innovation and breeding processes. As Breeder Rose you will work in a dedicated and highly motivated team developing beautiful new commercial cut rose varieties with a combination of unique innovative traits for our customers worldwide.

Your tasks and responsibilities
Provide functional and/or direct leadership to local Breeding team.
Develop, co-ordinate and execute an effective breeding program based on the Crop Strategy resulting in varieties that meet the market requirements.
Optimize breeding processes, and strengthen and exploit our genetics base.
Team up with Strategic Marketing, Product Managers and Breeding Technology to stay aligned with future market requirements and smart adoption of novel technologies and traits.
Strengthen the knowledge base of the company and expand our freedom to operate position.
Collect, process (e.g. in software program Ebrida) and analyze phenotypic and genotypic crop properties.
Report on the progress of activities and making recommendations for adjustments and improvement of (breeding) processes.

Your profile
MSc or PhD in Life Sciences, preferably in Plant Breeding.
Breeding experience, preferably in a commercial setting.
Good command of the English language, both verbal and written.
Pragmatic and analytical mindset, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and team player facilitating cross-functional collaboration.
Proficient computer skills in MS Office applications, particularly with Excel.

We offer 
Dümmen Orange has great global ambitions. Innovation, technology and quality are high priorities. This results in a challenging working environment in which you can develop yourself. Dümmen Orange offers its employees plenty of room for personal growth and development. We have an informal and easy accessible working environment in which cooperation is very important. 

Dümmen Orange
Dümmen Orange is the world’s largest breeder and propagator of flowers and plants. Its annual turnover is about 350 million euro. The company employs over 7.300 employees worldwide. In addition to a large marketing and sales network, Dümmen Orange has a diversified network of specialized production sites. The key to Dümmen Orange’s success is a broad and deep product range, supported by a global supply chain. The company embraces its social responsibilities and invests in the health, safety and personal development of its staff.

Your application 
Click on the button below to apply for this job. If you have questions about the job, you can contact Paul Maris (Breeding Director Cut Flowers) via + 31 6 306 77 300.

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