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Variety Specialist Breeding

Do you have a passion for breeding? Do you love to contribute to the development of new varieties?
If so, you could be just the Variety Specialist Breeding we are looking for to join our team in Morocco!

  • Morocco, Agadir
  • Research & Breeding  | Marketing & Sales
  • Bachelor

How does your job as a Variety Specialist Breeding at Rijk Zwaan look like?

As a Variety Specialist Breeding, you play an essential part in innovating the breeding process for various crops. You will support the breeding team by describing first 2 phases and collecting the information on the Moroccan market. 

You will organize breeding trials, evaluate them and collect data at crucial trial stages, providing the breeding team with the feedback. By frequently interacting with growers you will create a deep understanding of current and future needs from their perspective and thus help the breeding team to define short, medium and long-term goals. You will closely collaborate with Trial Coordinators, Sales Representatives and Crop Specialists to be well-informed about opportunities and bottle-necks in the crop. 

Besides, your other activities will include:

  • Active support to breeding teams with the implementation of newly developed market strategies and analysis tools
  • Daily guidance and support of Trial Assistants
  • Data and trends report in documentation or presentations.

Your contribution:

You are a proactive team player with strong communication skills and a hands-on attitude. You work in an organised manner and are happy to take the initiative in further streamlining the processes. 

You like to analyse and are acquainted with data analyses. You have a strong product knowledge and are able to take decisions in preparation for the trials. As you will work in international environment, fluent English is required for the role.  

In addition, we can find in your cv the following:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in agriculture
  • At least 3 years of working experience in similar role.

What can you expect from us?

The Variety Specialist Breeding is a member of Moroccan team. Morocco subsidiary is based in Agadir city and was created in 2008. Rijk Zwaan is one of the major actors in Morocco serving the market with top varieties in different crops. Rijk Zwaan counts 23 employees in Morocco and more than 3900 worldwide.

In addition to an ever-growing international working environment, we are pleased to offer you: 

  • A permanent contract
  • An extensive onboarding programme
  • Various training opportunities through Rijk Zwaan Academy
  • A good work-life balance.

Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. From our strategic position we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Everything we do is about growth, the growth of natural products that we export around the world and the growth of our company. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential, working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we want to continuously work together towards a healthy future.


Do you recognize yourself and would you like to start as soon as possible? You can address your application to

As your application will be reviewed carefully by several colleagues, you will hear from us within two weeks. An assessment will be part of the procedure. 

  • Phone interview
  • 2 Face to face interviews
  • On-line assessment
  • Permanent contract from the start!
I’d like to receive your application
Ismail El Mazouar
Ismail El Mazouar
Managing Director Morocco