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Job of the Week: Senior technical manager

Meiosis is on the hunt for a new senior technical manager based at its office in East Malling

Job of the Week: Senior technical manager

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Meiosis is on the look out for a new senior technical manager. 

This is a senior technical role that is based at the Meiosis office in East Malling, Kent, reporting to the CEO. The senior technical manager is responsible for leading a team that achieves the technical objectives of Meiosis and the parent company the Nuclear Stock Association Ltd (NSA).

The Meiosis business is primarily involved in soft-fruit variety licensing and the NSA business is focused on high-health mother plant maintenance and propagation. The activities of both companies support fruit breeders and propagators internationally. 

Key aspects of the role:

• Provision of technical guidance to the management team.

• Maintaining close contact with research institutes, plant breeders, tissue culture laboratories, propagator nurseries and triallists.

• Managing the provision of trial plant material, visiting trial sites to monitor variety performance.

• Evaluation and interpretation of trials data, compiling summary reports and promotional material, and presentation of variety information.

• Attendance at conferences and trade shows to promote the portfolio varieties.

• Supporting varieties through liaison with retail customers.

• Responsibility for the company’s hi-h health plant facility.

• Experience and understanding of the commercial s-ft fruit industry an advantage

• Auditing of both propagators and fruit growers on a global basis.

• Good communications skills are essential.

• Language skills would be an advantage.

• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access is required.

• Based in Kent, UK with frequent overseas travel.

• A full clean driving licence is a requirement.

Remuneration and package in line with experience. 

Applications with a copy of CV in confidence to: meiosis@meiosis.co.uk

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