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Rheinberg, Germany

Flowers and plants have a strong emotional value for the people who buy them. Their potential to inspire is endless – they can make our day, brighten up the house, or turn the garden into a paradise.

Dümmen Orange is a leading breeder and propagator of flowers and plants. Our goal is to inspire people and create a better, more beautiful world. We offer an impressive portfolio of crops and varieties to growers, wholesalers and retailers around the world.

We are looking for a Breeding Assistant (m/f/d) for our R&D department in Rheinberg/Germany. This job is temporary with a period of 7 months due to parental leave.

Why is this your job?

As Breeding Assistant (m/f/d) for our Annuals assortment you will be part of a dedicated team that develops new commercial bedding varieties with unique innovative traits for our customers.

Your tasks and responsibilities:
• Preparation and coordination of daily breeding activities, incl. interbloom trials and diagnostics,
•... Collection and analysis of phenotypic and genotypic data in our breeding database,
• Reporting on breeding activities progress and active participation in the optimisation of systems and processes,
• Support with the implementation of new developments into the breeding processes.

Who are you?
• Completed BSc degree in Life Sciences, preferably in Plant Breeding, or a comparable educational background,
• Good English skills (both verbal and written), additional German skills would be an advantage,
• Affinity with breeding processes and systems and an eye for detail,
• Analytical mindset, excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
• Team player facilitating cross-functional collaboration,
• 'Hands-on' approach to realising daily tasks in both greenhouse and office.

What do you get in return?

Dümmen Orange has major international ambitions with innovation technology and quality high on the agenda. There is plenty of room for autonomy, personal growth and you are part of an expert team. This allows you to optimally develop as a driven professional in your field. There is a supportive and open working environment where sharing knowledge, collaboration and achieving common goals are very important.

We also offer:
• An attractive salary depending on your knowledge and experience,
• Full-time employment (based on hours per week),
• vacation days on a full-time basis,
• A personal development plan based on continuous learning and our core values of commitment, focus, passion and responsibility,
• An international working environment,
• Other additional offers, such as a company fitness program with an extensive, trans-regional range of courses; free e-car charging on the company premises; and much more.

Who are we?

We are a leading international breeder and propagator of flowers and plants. Our breeders enhance characteristics such as colour, fragrance, and shape, as well as less visible traits like disease resistance, higher yield per square meter, and extended vase life. In production locations across Africa, South and Central America and Asia we have + hectares of production space at our disposal. Here we set up our mother stock plants and propagate the starting material. Our extensive range of crops and varieties finds its way to growers, wholesalers, and retailers around the world.

With a leading R&D team, a diverse network of our own propagation sites, and over a century of experience in floriculture, we are the trusted source for industry expertise and innovation in floriculture breeding.

The products our industry produces have a strong emotional value for the consumers who buy them. Our purpose is to inspire people and create a better, more beautiful world. Our team of 6, dedicated, focused, and passionate professionals works across the globe. Our head office is located in De Lier, Netherlands.

Your application

Daniela Vidovic

HR Manager
Rheinberg Germany


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