Enkhuizen, Nederland (Fulltime)

Tomato Breeder


Will you develop our future tomato varieties?

We are looking for a result driven, creative and experienced Tomato Breeder with excellent analytical, and communication skills.


Enza Zaden has a long history in breeding tomatoes. We have a very wide range of tomato varieties, from large beef tomatoes to tasty vine tomatoes. The Tomato Breeding department develops varieties that are in line with market demands.

What are you going to do?

As Breeder in our Tomato Department, you will be responsible for the development of new snack tomato varieties. You will create and maintain a breeding program 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 have contact with your colleagues abroad frequently.  Besides this, you take care of the variety development together with marketing & sales in different countries. This includes travelling on a regular basis.
You will report to the Crop Breeding Manager Tomato

Your power

You are an enthusiastic and creative entrepreneur with a long-term vision on breeding. You are on top of the latest market developments and able to translate this to your breeding program. You are able to connect with internal and external parties.

You have excellent analytical, communication and managing skills. Furthermore, you are familiar with novel molecular breeding technologies and you are able to implement these in your breeding program. Additionally you are not afraid to make decisions and you function well in an international team.


• MSc level
• At least 5 years experience in plant breeding
• Excellent communication skills

Our power

We are an independent vegetable seed company, breeding, producing and marketing our varieties all over the world. There is 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 will 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. In addition, a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Please send your application to the HR department, via the button below. For more information please contact Jettie Ploeger,  HR Advisor, phone +31 (0)228 350 100.

Apply now!