Agreliant Genetics, LLC

  • Director of Breeding Operations

    Job Location US-IN-Westfield
    Posted Date
    7 months ago(3/16/2018 10:31 AM)
  • Overview

    AgReliant Genetics is a leader in seed research, production, and quality focused on providing trusted seed solutions that help farmers grow.


    Created July 1, 2000 as a joint venture between two of the world’s largest independent seed companies, KWS and Limagrain, AgReliant Genetics is now one of the fastest growing independent seed companies in the industry, ranked as the third largest corn seed company in the U.S., and operates one of the largest research programs in North America.


    At AgReliant Genetics we have a unique multi-brand strategy that gives farmers across the U.S. and in Canada access to our products, regardless of geographical location or operation size. Through our seed brands – AgriGold®, LG Seeds® and PRIDE Seeds® – and our digital ag platform Advantage Acre®, AgReliant Genetics demonstrates commitment to our vision by developing meaningful relationships, delivering valuable seed solutions, and providing an excellent customer experience.


    AgReliant Genetics is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. At every level, our people are an essential part in maintaining our values and furthering our growth. We pursue individuals who demonstrate commitment, excellence, integrity, safety and innovation in their work.


    At AgReliant Genetics you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value our employees’ passion and believe in giving people the space to navigate challenges, invent solutions and excel in a rewarding career.


    You can learn more about AgReliant Genetics and our brands at or by following @AgReliant on Facebook and Twitter.

    Job Overview

    AgReliant have an excellent opportunity for a talented, field-focused leader to become our Director of Breeding Operations. This individual will lead a team of AgReliant Genetics Operations Managers. This team is key to our research success. It has the primary responsibility to deliver all Research operational and field-focused processes and strategies. Broadly, this encompasses all yield testing and phenotyping processes, research seed production, site operations, and counter season strategies and coordination.  This individual must possess exceptional drive, energy, and ability to champion the innovation and implementation of field processes that integrate cutting edge technologies.  AgReliant is looking for an individual who is skilled, experienced and excited to drive process and people changes. Central to this role is championing a culture of people development that grows skills, experience, and ability within the team for larger roles in the Research organization.


    The AgReliant Genetics Research organization is implementing a new strategic research plan that focuses on People, Process & Products.


    o Lead & direct the AgReliant Genetics Breeding Operations team
    o Innovate, implement and champion new processes that rapidly & efficiently deliver the research pipeline
    o Develop and implement Benchmarking strategies to track improvement in the key deliverables
    o Instill and grow a robust team focus among the Operations Managers and their teams.
    o Identify & drive strategic opportunities that improve team efficiency and operational results
    o Strong collaboration with Research LT peers and parent company research leaders
    o Active participation in the Research Leadership team
    o Champion the AgReliant Genetics Mission, Vision, Values in Breeding Operations and Research organizations
    o Recruit new Operations Managers and develop existing team for ability to grow into larger roles


    o M.S. & 10 years’ experience or B.S. & 15 years’ experience leading field-focused research programs
    o Exceptional experience/skills in strategy development & implementation
    o Excellent communication and influencing skills to win stakeholder support of Operational strategies
    o Ability to influence key stakeholder at senior levels in parent companies
    o Deep experience and comfort in driving significant organization and process change
    o Strong working knowledge in emerging technologies which impact operational results
    o Experience with data analysis and data software tools (Tableau, Spotfire)
    o Extensive travel – regional and international






    AgReliant Genetics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  We value and openly welcome diversity at AgReliant. Diversity and inclusion is a key part of our strategy for long-term success.


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