R&D Strawberry Breeder in Royal Oaks, CA 95076

Planasa LLC

JOB SUMMARY: Ensure the creation of innovative and competitive product portfolio for each targeted market segment in the program.


· In coordination with the CROP BREEDING MANAGER ensure correct implementation of the program


o Define allocation of resources for each of the targeted market segments.

o Define the trial internal network.

o Support testing of materials coming from other breeding programs

o Incorporate new traits.

· Propose and Implement breeding’s strategy.

o Propose and perform crossing scheme for each market segment.

o Perform selection of new product in each ideotype.

o Record and manage data collection in the corporate’s data base.

o Identify and propose advance selections for the targeted market segments.

· Report to the CROP BREEEDING MANAGER the proposal of the advance selection promotion.

· Ensure the production’s planning for internal and external trials.

o Define production’s needs from B1 to B4.

o In coordination with VARIETY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, define production’s needs for D1 trials.

· Together with VARIETY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, visit internal and external trials in the region.

· Assist operation in the production’s launching.

o Submit clean materials (clones) to the micropropagation lab.

o Perform true to type trials.

o Report producibility potential of advanced selections to Operations Area.


· Proven ability to lead diverse groups as well as work as part of a cross-functional team.

· Adequate knowledge of R&D, business, and management principles (budgeting, planning, resource allocation).

· Strong analytical skills to support cost management and process improvement opportunities.

· Project management experience.

· Exceptional communicator.

· Superior organizational skills; time management, planning, scheduling, and meeting deadlines.

· Strong computer skills

· Bilingual English/Spanish


· Two (2) to Five (5) years of experience in breeding and R&D.

· BS Degree preferably in the following areas: Ag Science, Biology, Plant Science Agronomy, Ag Business/Economics

· Master or PhD in Plant Breeding preferred


· Develop a robust product pipeline and portfolio in each targeted market segment.

· Ensure continues genetic gain progress for key traits.

· Propose own career development plan.


This position requires constant movement and the ability to sit and stand for long periods, stand, lift, bend, stoop, reach, climb, and twist.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $105,000.00 – $125,000.00 per year


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance


Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

Bonus opportunities

Work Location: In person

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