Seed Production Agronomist


KWS Group

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KWS Group

KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at
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Seed Production Agronomist

Currently we are seeking for a Seed Production Agronomist to join KWS Magyarország Kft. for coordination and management of our E2E Field Crops (Corn, Sunflower, WOSR and Sorghum) Seed Production and Supply activities in South-East Hungary.

Your tasks:

Field Production

  • Planning, coordination and supervision of multiplication process, contracting seed multiplication and service contracts


Acreage preparation

  • Setting up an allocation plan with acreage and hybrids
  • Calculation of raw material / basic seed needs based on the production plan
  • Supervising the selection of growers by the contractual partner in the assigned area with the aim to establish a long-lasting grower network with possibility of continuous increase of total production acreage
  • Estimation of budgets and timescales for growers, aimed at achieving best cost / benefit ratio
  • Field quality inspection and confirmation to the growers


Field supervision and inspection

  • On-going monitoring of field activities in the assigned area during the key vegetation stages (planting, get rid of type-offs, detasseling, irrigation, harvest, transportation) checking that all technological processes (compliance with isolation requirements, herbicide and fertilizer usage etc.) are carried out in accordance with KWS standards and recommendations
  • Systematic yield estimation and communication/reporting of harvest results in accordance with the internal guidelines
  • Drive technology development and innovation, implement new practices




Seed Manufacturing and Processing

  • Plan, coordinate and supervise seed processing activities (husking, drying, mini sizing, calibration, seed treatment, bagging …)


Organization and coordination of procurement

  • Take part negotiating with suppliers of raw materials (material and shipping costs) with involvement of the functional departments (e.g. Production Department) when needed
  • Placing the order with suppliers; organizing the delivery; order follow-up
  • Involve to organizing and coordination of basic certified seed delivery and delivery of seed for experimental and certification purposes coordination


Material management and inventory

  • Ensuring that seed quality parameters are up-to-date and correctly input in SAP
  • Responsibility for organizing re-bagging and re-certification of carry-over
  • Taking part in inventory audit
  • Organization of deliveries internationally
  • Insure formal relationships with the Ministry of Agriculture and official laboratories Plan


Export / Import / Logistic

  • Involvement in the process of export certification (OECD) and organization of official field inspection
  • Constant interface with official institutions regarding the process of certification and quality assurance, supplying all necessary documents

Your profile:

  • BSc/MSc in Agronomy or related field
  • Useful the experience in a similar position, ideally in Seed Processing and Supply Chain or/and Seed Production
  • Preference the knowledge regarding seed production and processing, safety regulations and any applicable procedures
  • Advantage up-to date agronomic and field production knowledge (especially in corn seed)
  • Fluent Hungarian and English language skills
  • Project management and planning/analytical/reporting skills
  • Autonomous and assertive
  • Strong communication & networking skills
  • External and internal customer focus
  • Flexible and has an innovative mindset
  • Driving Licence „B”
  • IT skills Microsoft Office, SAP, experience in precision agriculture tools is an advantage

What you can expect:

  • As one of the world’s leading plant breeding & family-owned company we live a culture with the values “proximity, reliability, vision and independence", which is lived in practice
  • Flat hierarchy with open communication
  • We create appropriate framework conditions: company car, yearly target bonus and Cafeteria voucher etc.
  • True to our motto: "Make yourself grow!" we promote individual professional and personal development


  • Environment, Agriculture
  • Agronomist
  • Environmental, Agricultural Manager

How to apply/ contact information:

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Seed Production Agronomist
KWS Group
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