Seed production specialist

Seed production specialist

40 hours per week, based in Northeastern Spain

De Groot en Slot is a seed breeding company with one specialism: Allium. For over 65 years we have developed, produced and maintained new, high-quality varieties and for 50 years of which together with our partner Bejo. We are leading in Allium, inspired by you! In Spain, the company is active through the entire country for research, bulb- and seed production under the name De Groot en Slot Spain S.L.

Our production team has a vacancy for:

SEED PRODUCTION SPECIALIST

40 hours per week, based in Northeastern Spain

What will be your new challenge?

In a team with national and international colleagues and in cooperation with our growers, you will grow seeds of the highest possible quality. You will bring supply and demand together and ensure clear communication between the organisation and the growers. In addition, you will support the growers during cultivation, the drying and storage process as well as during threshing. In this role it's all about details and it's up to you to balance the perfect mix between genetics, area and production method.

You will coordinate this job from your own office environment and visit crops on location throughout Spain. If necessary, you will support or replace your colleagues. For example for a visit to one of our trial fields. Twice a year you will also be present at our office in Broek op Langedijk to participate in training and meetings and share knowledge with your colleagues.

Your qualities

  • You are proactive, analytical and do not have a 9 to 5 mentality.
  • You see a challenge in ensuring all processes run smoothly and have the urge to continuously improve them.
  • You see problems as opportunities and your agricultural knowledge comes in handy to solve them. Planning and organising is your second nature.

In addition, you have:

  • Master degree, preferably in the agricultural direction, or similar level obtained by work experience.
  • Some years of relevant work experience in the agricultural sector.
  • Excellent communication skills in Spanish and English.
  • No issues with travelling internationally from time to time.

We offer

A varied role in our growing and fascinating organisation in which we pay attention to each other and attach great value to a pleasant working atmosphere and good cooperation. We give you the opportunity and space to develop your professional and personal qualities independently. In addition, we offer you excellent terms of employment, including a permanent contract.

Are you interested?

Then we would like to get to know you better. For more information or questions about this vacancy, please contact Niels Molenaar (manager Production), telephone number +31 226331200 or visit our website www.degrootenslot.nl. If you are enthusiastic and would like to apply, please e-mail your motivation letter and resume in English to hr@degrootenslot.nl, attention to Linda van der Giessen.

Seed production specialist Spain