|Type of position
|Description of Employer
|Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2022 annual sales of $19 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 213 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 100 years of operation, Land O’Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O’Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
|Description of Location
|The R&D Manager position will manage a 40-acre Research Farm and Associated Staff. Looking for scientific background and contributions in one of the following areas: Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Science, Weed Science, Nematology, Entomology, or Plant Pathology. Management of personnel to successfully achieve company goals in an established, fast paced, team environment.
|Closing date of competition
|Date position available
|Description of duties
Execute Breeding & Trait Development Projects: Manage staff to complete overall breeding and trait development goals. Oversee projects in field and greenhouse environments. Field activities include farm operations relating to establishment and maintenance of nurseries, yield trials, and breeders seed production; greenhouse activities include plant propagation, multiple pest resistance screens, and crossing of plants.
Data Management: Collect, manage, and curate data.
Industry & Business Standards: Maintain and champion industry and business standards regarding ETS (stewardship), QMS (quality), and EH&S (safety). Actively pursue growth opportunities and support development of new talent in the organization. Support Diversity and Inclusion and work in a team-oriented environment.
Marketing/Plot Tours/ Industry Networking: Support sales and Senior breeder with coordination of field days and plot tours. Lead development and presentation of tour content.
Preferred Qualifications and Competencies:
|Contact for additional information
|Resume (required), cover letter (preferred but not required)
|In order to be considered, please apply directly to: https://careers.landolakesinc.com/us/en/job/R-29500/R-D-Manager
|We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O’Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.
Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.
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