Plennegy (Pty) Ltd: Tomato Breeder

Company Plennegy (Pty) Ltd.
Reference # Plennegy: Tomato Breeder (Kempton Park)
Published 19/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
A position exists for a highly motivated Tomato Breeder who will be stationed in Kempton Park. The Breeder’s primary responsibility will be to develop superior saladette tomato varieties for various markets locally and around the world, emphasising 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 tomato markets according to the company Business, Marketing and R&D plan.
•Improve efficiency and productivity of the breeding programme by optimising 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 programme.
We invite applications from dynamic, self-disciplined candidates who meet the following minimum criteria:
•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.

The successful candidate must reside in the area or be willing to relocate.

Job Closing Date 20/11/2020