Team Lead R&D Operations (New Zealand)

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Team Lead R&D Operations (New Zealand) ?Key words: Enza Zaden, Pukekohe, New Zealand, R&D Operations, Vegetables Who are we? Enza Zaden develops new vegetable varieties that are grown, sold, and consumed all over the world. It is very likely that you will find our tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, lettuce, or other vegetables developed by us, on your plate. We produce and sell the seeds of those vegetables worldwide. Besides an international vegetable-breeding company, Enza Zaden is also an independent family business. For three generations, an entrepreneurial spirit, long-term vision and focus on innovation have characterised our company?s distinctive features and healthy growth. What are you going to do? As a Team Lead R&D Operations for Enza Zaden you will ensure execution of crop management and breeding/seed extraction support together with the assigned team at our Research and Development station. You will oversee workers that will help care for the crops for the benefit of breeding programs. Responsible for leading, motivating and coaching the assigned team members. Weekly planning and allocation of activities, ensuring timely execution of activities, and striving towards continuous improvement. Participation in and executing all crop production, phytosanitary management, seed extraction, cleaning and/or breeding support activities. Ensure exchange of communication with Crop Workers. Analysis of processes and contribution to process optimization. Responsible for a healthy and safe working environment. May be responsible for ordering and/or stock management. Other duties as assigned. Your power You are a dynamic person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities, and has a creative, analytical, and systematic method of working. You are a natural communicator and connector. You are research minded and interested in working in the seed sector. You are organized and follow safety procedures. You have a strong agriculture background, and has developed skills in planning, organization, and strong management skills. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in cross-functional teams. You have hands-on experience with vegetable farming activities. In short, you: Have strong people skills. Relevant work experience. Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Work on Saturdays and holidays, as necessary. A thorough understanding of English, both verbal and written is required. Must be able to operate and calibrate farm equipment, tractors, setup cultivators, irrigation systems and sprayers. Pesticide application license preferred or will need to obtain within 90 days of hire. Forklift certification preferred. Location and Remuneration The role is based in Pukekohe, New Zealand. A highly attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to attract the right person for this crucial role. To Apply Please apply for this role online. For a confidential discussion on the role please call Henk van Zyl, Station Manager (Australia and New Zealand), Enza Zaden, on 0212442455 or email at [email protected] Questions that might be asked: Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand? How many years? experience do you have in vegetable production? How many years of people management experience do you have? What is your level of scientific knowledge of agronomy in vegetable production? Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?