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Testing Research Associate Protected Glasshouse

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Datum: 7-jan-2021

Plaats: Bergschenhoek, Nederland, NL

Bedrijf: Bayer AG



Testing Research Associate Protected Glasshouse 


Testing Research Associate


At Bayer Crop Science, we are harnessing the spirit of innovation to shape what is possible for farmers, consumers, and the planet. Using the creative spark that comes from human ingenuity, we seek to deliver world-class innovation, set new standards in sustainability, and drive digital transformation. Within this fast-moving environment, we are looking for a Testing Research Associate.


This position will report to Renske Vellekoop, Head of Testing EMEA Protected Glasshouse, and will be based in the Netherlands.


Your tasks and responsibilities

The Testing Research Associate is responsible for generating data on the new vegetable products to enable accurate and timely decisions in the advancement through the pre-commercial breeding pipeline. This position is supporting all day-to-day operations of the testing programs.

Key deliverables include:

  • Enable decisions that drive pipeline advancement and placement;
  • Collaborate successfully with all partners (R&D, MD, Commercial and growers)
  • Implement innovative tools on the trial locations


Furthermore, you will be responsible for:

  • Executing overall field operations and testing of new potential varieties in The Netherlands and surrounding area; ensures resources are properly allocated to deliver pipeline needs. Understands key business and financial parameters and their impact​.
  • Facilitating resources including searching for/ maintaining external testing facilities, grower contracts, equipment, seed (preparations), overall planning, and supportive personnel for effective and efficient functioning of vegetable testing programs.
  • Ensuring high level quality data collection in a timely manner with the appropriate digital tools and entry into enterprise systems. ​
  • Collaborating with Breeding, Market Development and sales of the specific country/ market segment, to ensure the desired output is generated and shared periodically with stakeholders.
  • Partnering with peers to build an efficient workflow within Testing.
  • Maintaining grower relationships, having a customer focus, and ensure that all external parties are aligned with the internal and external regulations.
  • Supporting and implementing novel strategies to realize full value of the regional testing organization to realize objectives to deliver the technology pipeline.


Who you are?
To be successful in this position, you should bring along the following qualifications:

  • BSc. in Plant Breeding, Crop Science or related field​ with minimum five years’ experience;
  • Agronomic experience glasshouse vegetables and the ability to describe phenotypic plant characteristics;
  • Demonstrated abilities to collect, analyze and interpret data accurately, using digital tools​ (advanced computer skills);
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of how to apply these to achieve business results;
  • Ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-based environment ​with strong collaboration skills;
  • Grower relationship management (customer focus, incl. contracts/ negotiation);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in Dutch and English);
  • Driving license “B” category.


What Bayer offers you.
At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Bayer Crop Science employees benefit from good employment conditions, such as:

  • Excellent salary including 8,33% holiday allowance.
  • 25 days of annual leave.
  • Lots of international growth opportunities.
  • A team of enthusiastic, professional and driven colleagues.
  • A company car.


Interested in this position?


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In case of any questions you can contact Suzan Felix via We look forward to receiving your application online. We kindly like to inform you that we can only accept applications via the career site, this due to the privacy laws.

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