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Aardevo started in 2019 as a joint venture between KWS SAAT, a global player in seed breeding, and J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest potato processors in the world. In Aardevo, we fully focus on developing diploid hybid potato varieties. With a growing international team, we build on a program that has been under development since 2012. With our hybrid breeding technology, we aim to drastically accelerate the development of new potato varieties. From our head office in Nagele, located one hour north of Amsterdam, and our location in Boise, Idaho in the United States, we are working on a new future for potato breeding and cultivation. Do you want to be part of this future of the potato? Now you can, as we are looking in our team in Nagele for an


What do we offer…

As Agronomist, you make an essential contribution to our growing hybrid potato breeding program by designing and implementing your R&D program for the different agronomic models for use of “True Potato Seeds “(TPS). Based on our business plan for TPS you identify open questions which you translate into project plans. You work field is in an international network of trial stations within KWS and Simplot which support the projects led by you. To ensure a success of our innovations in the market you also make use of the various external potato innovation platforms within the Netherlands and abroad.

What we are looking for…

You are a hands-on team player, who is pro-active, entrepreneurial and takes responsibility. You are well organized, keep an eye on costs and are keen to streamline processes. As passioned agronomist, you act based on your knowledge, expertise and experience. In return we give you room to develop yourself further in this growing company and market.

Your skills…....
  • You have a MSc or PhD in agronomy or related field
  • Industry experience is a must
  • Professional communication in English; Dutch would be an asset
  • Willingness to occasionally travel (ca. 25 %)

Do you recognize yourself in this? Apply now and send us your CV and motivation letter through this link

Would you like to know more about the role within the renewed world of Aardevo and hybrid potato breeding, please contact Maria Elisabetta Fabris: