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Published on 29/10/2021

Sunflower Breeding Program Lead H/F

CDI

Bucarest - Bucarest - Roumanie

Presentation of the company

Soltis is a leading research company dedicated to sunflower breeding for the European market.

We are looking for a breeding program lead for the agroclimatic conditions of Bulgaria, Romania, stressed part of Ukraine and Russia. The role of a breeding program lead is to define the right breeding strategy to develop the best sunflower products for the targeted geographical area.

As breeding program lead you are a member of the Soltis leadership team, and you are reporting to Soltis head of research.


Job Description

- Definition and implementation of the strategy for the area: trialling network and volume definition, definition of hybrid/product ideotype

- Management of the allocated budget

- Field scoring of advanced hybrids

- Data synthesis and hybrid/product characterization

- Active participation to line breeding steps: selection of starting crosses, line advancement decision and coding

- Active participation to hybrid breeding steps: new hybrids making plan, hybrid advancement meeting and allocation plan

- Responsible for candidate selection (review of results, presentation preparation) and presentation to shareholders

- In charge of defining KPI to monitor the performance of our line breeding program

Required profile

- Strong communication skills is required for effective collaboration with other teams

- Broad knowledge on plant breeding, preferably sunflower genetics knowledge

- Broad knowledge on crop production, crop protection, trialling and farming practices

- Strong decision making, prioritization and problem solving skills

- Data analysis and reporting skills, basic statistics knowledge

- Knowledge of the sunflower market for the geographical area

- Understanding of new breeding technologies

- Master in Agronomy or related field (Msc)

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