Enkhuizen, Nederland (Fulltime)

Senior Breeder Pepper

Man holding a green and red sweet pepper


Breeding with vision

The Netherlands, Enkhuizen – full time, MSc level

We are looking for a result driven, creative Senior Breeder with excellent analytical, communication and managing skills, You'll be responsible for the development of new varieties.

What are you going to do?

As Senior Breeder in our Pepper Department, you will be responsible for the development of new varieties. You will create and maintain several breeding programs that will be managed under your direction. To this purpose you will create a long term vision based on the latest market developments. 


You will be working in an international operating breeding team, which means that you will frequently have contact with your colleagues abroad. This includes regular global travelling.

Furthermore you will give input for the development of digital breeding support systems. 


You will report to the Crop Breeding Manager Pepper


Your power

You are an enthusiastic and creative entrepreneur. You are on top of the latest market developments and able to translate these to your breeding program. You have excellent analytical, communication and managing skills. You are familiar with novel molecular breeding technologies and you are able to implement these in your breeding programs. You also have affinity with ICT applications.  Additionally you are not afraid to make decisions and you function well in an international team.



  • MSc or PhD level
  • at least 5 years’ experience in plant breeding


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 1800 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. Are you going to join us? We offer you a positive working environment and ample opportunities for personal development. Plus a competitive salary and excellent benefits.



Please point your application to the HR department, via the button below.


For more information please contact Jettie Ploeger, HR Generalist, phone +31 (0)228 350 100.