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.
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
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)