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Plant Breeder Tomato

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The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.  

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Job details


R & D - Breeding

Job title

Plant Breeder Tomato

Business Unit


Employment Type

Regular Full-Time

Main Goal

In accordance with the business strategy defined by Company Leadership, the Fresh Market Tomato Breeder will define and execute the breeding strategy to create innovative and competitive varieties for target markets.

Provide the company with new varieties in their target market segments by searching for the appropriate genetic resources and implementing the best technologies and methods available.

Job description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Under the Breeding Director, define the breeding strategy and develop a genetic improvement program to create new and original varieties in line with company business objectives and market needs.

Develop and maintain a well-planned breeding program that is balanced and provides commercial products for key markets.

Design and implement trialing plans for key markets.

Stay current with technology developments in pertinent sciences and introduces innovation to breeding program where appropriate; and monitor the position of competitor's products.

Develop awareness of market context, and aligns program direction strategic and technical accordingly.

Coordinate the implementation of programs through a network of breeding stations and screening sites, and leverage current research technologies.

Manage and Maximize the use of all resources allocated to the breeding program(s): human, technical, budget/financial

Strategically collaborate with key partners, internal and external.

Significant travel within the United States, as well as abroad.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Management of breeding assistants/associates. Coordinates with operations groups on HM.CLAUSE research stations in multiple domestic and international locations.


Education and/or Experience

• M.Sci or PhD in Plant Breeding or equivalent science.
• 4+ years of relevant work experience in a commercial plant breeding program.
• Must be proficient in English; proficiency in Spanish a plus.

Job location

Job location

America/Carribean, USA, California

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master 1 or equivalent

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more