Seed Quality Specialist Fruity Crops a.k.a. Sprout Whisperer

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Seed Quality Specialist Fruity Crops a.k.a. Sprout Whisperer

Are you the Sprout Whisperer that joins our vegetable squad and takes our quality to a higher level? Let’s see if this function fits you!

Full-time · Andijk



At KWS Vegetables / Pop Vriend Seeds, we are looking for a Seed Quality Specialist to support our developments in Tomato, Pepper, Cucumber and Watermelon seed processing in Andijk . As a quality specialist, you are responsible for implementing and developing sustainable technologies of our vegetable seeds. Are you the Sprout Whisperer that joins our vegetable squad and takes our quality to a higher level? Let’s see if this function fits you!

About this role;

As a Seed Quality Specialist, you will develop and implement new quality testing methods to check our seed quality. Examples of such germination tests are vigor tests, stress tests and usable plant tests. You will also implement Upgrading and Priming Technologies to improve seed quality. Sounds like a dream come true? Then read along!

Experience
You’ve got a good knowledge level of plant biology and seed physiology. You know how to work independently and in a team setting under laboratory conditions . You have an interest in priming and seed sanitation and know how to conduct lab activities in accordance with applicable standard procedures, Quality and Phytosanitary policies and regulations. Last but not least, you know how to ensure continuous improvement of our processes by performing projects, assuring a correct administration and reviewing and updating standard operating procedures and protocols.  

Education
BSc/MSc level




Skills and Personality

As a Seed Quality Specialist, you are interested in seed physiology and seed quality research. You are also entrepreneurial and creative. You like to work in multidisciplinary projects and you are a good team player. You are able to create support and make decisions.

Excellent social and communication skills are key in this role. You’ve got an analytical, critical and problem solving mindset. 

Languages
It is important that you can speak and write in Dutch and English.


What do you get in return?

A fantastic opportunity to build your work experience in a unique organization where you get a lot of space and responsibility. You will be working in a very diverse team; from recent graduates to the real 'gurus' in the business and everything in between.

Since July 2019, Pop Vriend Seeds is part of KWS organization giving access to a mountain of technological know-how, more colleagues worldwide and of course extra opportunities to keep developing yourself in your field. We have a no-nonsense work mentality and an informal company culture. More info can be found on the website of KWS Vegetables. 

KWS Vegetables is part of the CLA Garden Seed Companies, your salary will be determined according to this CLA and in line with the market. 

Convinced?

Would you like to boost your career at Pop Vriend Seeds? For more information about the vacancy please contact Sina Sietses, Manager Quality Laboratory, by e-mail at ssietses@popvriendseeds.nl


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