As a world leading breeder of innovative vegetables and flower varieties, we care deeply about creating excellent, high value products for our global customers, as well as ensuring a consistent supply op top quality products.
Does this appeal to you? Would you like to join one of our enthusiastic vegetable breeding teams who are constantly creating and developing healthy food and beautiful flowers? Then please read on…..
Takii Europe is a subsidiary of Takii & Co., Ltd. in Japan. Headquartered in De Kwakel, The Netherlands, we cover the European, Middle East, African and Central Asia markets of our parent company. Together with Takii France and Takii Spain we manage breeding stations, production sites and sales offices contributing to the supply and promotion of a wide assortment of vegetables and flower varieties to professional growers and to the home garden market.
Recruitment for our European sister companies is coordinated from these headquarters.
Takii Spain is a subsidiary of Takii Europe and is situated in three locations: Almeria, Murcia and Castilla La Mancha. Its main activities are sales and breeding.
To further enable our growth strategy, we are looking for a fulltime
Senior Breeder Tomato. Location: Almeria
As our Senior Breeder you will be responsible for the procedural management of the tomato breeding programme and delivering input for the long term vision and strategy of the department. Being an experienced senior breeder, you are able to translate information and market needs into breeding tactics and strategies and discuss the goals of the research programme with the breeding team at TSP and meetings with other departments. You will also be participating in international meetings with other Takii subsidiaries. You are up-to-date with all of the developments within cultivation practices and you ensure that the latest innovations are implemented. You are an inspirational leader for your team, being responsible for setting the goals and managing the correct execution of the breeding activities; as well as guiding and developing your team. You will represent TSP at events, meetings and conferences.
What do we expect of you?
For this position we expect you to have a Masters or university degree (agriculture engineer or biologist) preferably with speciality plant breeding and 10 or more years of relevant experience as a senior breeder. You have good knowledge of vegetable cultivation (especially tomatoes), market and product. Your success will be evident by the number of good varieties you have placed in the market.
Your communication and people skills are at a high level, and you are able to negotiate with colleagues at all levels of the organisation and with other associates. Furthermore, you are a solid personality with organizational insight, you are analytically strong; driven, process and result driven.
You possess natural leadership, enabling you to be an inspirational coach for your team. You have good reading, writing and speaking skills in English and excellent knowledge of
MS Office and breeding software. Some (international) travel is involved. We would prefer you to live Almeria area.
What do we offer you?
Working at Takii Europe and Takii Spain stands for working at a financially solid and strongly growing company. We offer a challenging position in an international organization with room for initiative and personal development. Initiative and results will be rewarded with a good remuneration package and excellent secondary working conditions.
Information and application
For more information about this function, please contact Mr. Jose Luis Galera (Station Manager & tomato breeder) at +34663354530.
For more information about Takii Europe and Takii Spain, please visit our website www.takii.eu.