Breeding & Station Manager

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Breeding & Station Manager

DLF Group Moerstraten

What is required?

  • Master degree or PhD in Biology, Agronomy or similar
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Extensive experience with practical plant breeding and biotechnology
  • Creative, team player and result driven
  • Well organized and good with deadlines

What will you get?

  • €4,000 - €5,000 gross p/m
  • 40 hour workweek
  • 25 vacation days + 12 ADV days
  • Possibility to participate in courses
  • 6% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance
  • Attractive pension plan

What will you do?

  • 10% Outdoor scoring and observation
  • 30% Data management, statistical analyses and selection
  • 10% Research project
  • 10% Service / collaboration with other breeders
  • 25% Team managment and leadership
  • 10% Station administration
  • 5% Traveling

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


As a Breeding & Station Manager at DLF Group, you are responsible for growing high-quality Forage grasses for the European market. You set up breeding programmes, manage the budget and think about the implementation of advanced harvest technologies. You also have a lot of contact with breeding managers from other countries (who grow the same grass types) and align with internal and external specialists to define the right strategy. You lead a team of 4 assistant breeders and a Crop Manager. You cooperate closely with other breeding managers.

If you see developing the best grass seeds as a challenge and you can keep a cool head in stressful situations, then this is the job for you.


Breeding & Station Manager

On an enjoyable day, I notice that new advanced technology significantly improves the quality of grass seeds.

I have a less enjoyable day when I spend a lot of time drafting contracts and budget forecasts.

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    • Data analysis
    • Day start
    • Sharing feedback with team
    • Working on Research project
    • Lunch
    • Call with foreign Breeding Manager
    • Administration and replying to emails
    • Outdoor scoring and observation
    • Answering questions from assistant breeders

Firsthand experience

An Assistant Breeder comes to you for help. What do you do?

Firstly, you let him or her explain the situation to find out how you can come to a solution together. Then you jointly analyze the situation at hand. For example, during the past period there has been little rainfall resulting in the grass not growing steadily, and the disease resistance level has also not been at a sufficient level. With your expertise and insight, you suggest solutions which you present clearly to the Assistant Breeder. Subsequently, he or she starts working on the solution. Once the solution has been implemented, you check the results and make adjustments where necessary.


At DLF you are encouraged to invest in yourself. That is why there are various training courses available to stimulate your development. Your growth path within DLF is not set, but there are always options for the next step. Make sure you are ready for it.

Breeding & Station Manager

Working at DLF Group

DLF Group is the world leader in the development and sale of high-quality grass seeds for the agricultural and (professional) lawn market. By continuously developing new innovative varieties and products, and with a strong focus on quality and reliability, DLF Group offers demonstrable value to the business of their customers and other relationships.

  • HQ in Kapelle
  • Active in over 20 countries
  • 33% / 67%
  • Average age of 50 years
  • 100 employees in the Netherlands
  • Over 2000 employees worldwide


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Why did you decide to work for this company?
I was looking for a challenging role in Logistics. Everyday we prove our customers with the best service, which is challenging within an Intertnational team

What was your previous job?
Purchasing Officer.

What do you do in your spare time?
Cycling and indoor football.

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Why did you decide to work for this company?
What appealed to me about this role was the independence en freedom I get. The variety and the challenge of the work ensures that I start with a good feeling every day.

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What do you do in your spare time?

Mirjam Kloosterman (23) - Assistant Breeder, R&D

Why did you decide to work for this company?
After my studie I started looking for a nice job in the agricultural sector. The vacancy of Assistant Breeder at DLF appealed to me because the job has lots of variety and you work both inside and outside. In addition I also liked the atmosphere in the company.

What did you study?
Dier- en Veehouderij at HAS Hogeschool in 's- Hertogenbosch.

What do you do in your spare time?
Spending time with my friends and family and walking with my dog.

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