Enkhuizen, Nederland (Fulltime)

Process Supervisor Genebank

Woman with yellow sweet pepper


Optimizing conservation

As Process Supervisor you are expected to monitor and execute several Genebank processes while managing a small team of Genebank assistants. Together with your team, you will produce a yearly planning, allocate and distribute resources in the best way possible to guarantee seamless service for internal and external stakeholders. You report progress to the Genebank manager on a quarterly basis. Your line management role will guarantee an engaged team closely linked to other departments. Your role as a Process Supervisor Genebank will contribute to our vision to grant worldwide access to healthy vegetables.

What are you going to do as Process Supervisor Genebank?

You will be directly responsible for managing a team of Genebank assistants on a day-to-day basis. Your primary responsibility is ensuring that team goals are achieved and to develop your team members into successful staff that are focused on speeding up the breeding process.

Furthermore, you execute and improve protocols to optimize the conservation of Genebank crop collections. You ensure the periodically monitoring of the collection’s conditions, implement and execute protocols to raise efficiency of the conservation of the seed collection. In order to achieve results you are maintaining contact with internal and external stakeholders and know how to prioritize tasks.

As an active member of the Genebank team, you work with our colleagues in other subsidiaries in order to bring efficiency and implement new methods and techniques. As Process Supervisor Genebank you check the results, proactively tackle issues in the process or the applications and improve on a continuing basis.

Your power

You like to lead a (small) team and you are not afraid to make decisions. Your goal as Process Supervisor Genebank is to bring out the best in your team by coaching and motivation to secure continuous development. In this role you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for yourself and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals. You are flexible and hands-on if necessary. You keep a good overview of the process and monitor its quality regularly.

Requirements Process Supervisor Genebank

  • Bachelor degree in plant breeding, biology or ecology;
  • At least 5 year’s experience in a similar environment;
  • At least 2 year’s experience as a team lead;
  • Affinity to biodiversity, administration and/or taxonomy;
  • Leadership and coaching skills;
  • Communication skills, both spoken and written, in English.


  • Initiative and decisiveness;
  • Leadership, development and coaching;
  • Planning and organisation;
  • Customer Orientation;
  • Result-orientation and quality.

Our power

We are an independent vegetable seed company, breeding, producing and marketing our varieties all over the world. There's a good chance that you'll find our tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, lettuce or other vegetables on your plate, no matter where you are. We are a company with a supportive, energetic culture.

As an employee of Enza Zaden, you’ll have more than 2,000 colleagues of 40 nationalities worldwide. Strong team players with an entrepreneurial spirit who easily take responsibilities is exactly what we like to see in our employees here at Enza Zaden.

We offer you a positive working environment and ample opportunities for personal development. Besides being an international vegetable breeding company, Enza Zaden is also an independent family owned business. For three generations, an entrepreneurial spirit, long-term vision and focus on innovation have characterized the company’s distinctive features and healthy growth.


Please point your application to the HR department, via the button below. For more information please contact Annemarie Weening, Recruiter, phone +31 228 784 627.