HEAD GROWER (m/f) ELITE & QUARANTINE

Rheinberg, Germany

Dümmen Orange is a leading company in the breeding and development of cut flowers, bulbs, succulents, pot plants, bedding plants and perennials. The company employs over 7,000 people worldwide. Its annual turnover is approximately € 260 m. Based at our company site in Rheinberg, Germany, we are currently searching for a

 

HEAD GROWER (m/f) Elite and Quarantine

 

This role belongs to our Elite and Quarantine department, which is responsible for building up of motherplant stocks and for ensuring  that only pathogen-free plant material is being utilized as “starting material” for our corporate production locations.

 

TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

In this position you will assume grower’s responsibility for the full range of Dümmen Orange assortment within our Elite and Quarantine department and you will directly report to our Elite Manager.  At this,  you will take care for the implementation of good horticultural practice, specifically in the following areas:

 

  • Irrigation and fertigation for our hydroponic Elite motherplants cultivation
  • Evaluation of water analyses and calculation of fertilizer main solutions
  • Climate management and handling of climate computer
  • Pest and disease scouting
  • Planning and implementation of plant protection and disinfection measures
  • Arrangement of crop maintenance activities together with our Elite and Quarantine Team Leaders

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in horticulture, ideally with focus on ornamental plants (alternatively German Meister or Techniker education)
  • Ideally several years of professional  job experience in a similar floriculture business setting
  • Knowledge in motherplant cultivation or in cultivation within hydroponic systems would be an asset
  • Fluency in German (both written and oral), preferably with good English  knowledge
  • Sound user skills in MS Office
  • Willingness to take over weekend services in regular rotation with other team members
  • Enthusiasm for horticulture business, proactive and goal-oriented approach with high level of commitment, team player mindset.

 

APPLICATION

We would like to receive your application documents – including motivation letter and resume – via HR@dummenorange.com.


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