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Plant Breeder

Plan, undertake, supervise and coordinate development of new plant varieties.

Tasks

  • Develop and manage a breeding program and associated activities required to achieve agreed program objectives
  • Develop and maintain links between the company and technology support providers to achieve agreed program objectives
  • Maintain and forecast budgets for breeding activities
  • Interact technically with marketers and end-users of the company’s products
  • Interact technically with relevant authorities and institutions
  • Develop a breeding team succession plan
  • Supervise and manage a breeding team
  • Develop and maintain key industry links

Personal Requirements

  • problem solving skills
  • detailed observational skills
  • like science and plants
  • communication skills
  • organisational skills
  • work independently or as part of a team
  • meticulous record keeping skills
  • enjoy working outdoors