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Global Trial Manager

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Solynta, based in Wageningen, is a hybrid potato breeding company, developing hybrid potato varieties with superior traits and performance at a speed that is much faster than can be achieved by traditional breeding. The successful application of hybrid breeding allows for the use of Hybrid True Potato Seeds (HTPS). This revolution in breeding not only greatly enhances the speed of product development but also provides huge logistical and phytosanitary advantages, replacing 2500 kg of traditional seed tubers with 25 grams of seeds. Solynta is at the forefront of this innovation and, with its patented technology platform, excellently positioned to target the multi-billion-euro global market for potato genetics.


As Global Trial Manager you play a central role in making sure our hybrid potato varieties can be successfully tested and evaluated. You are responsible for managing Solynta trial sites both in the Netherlands and abroad and take ownership for a good result. Of course, you don’t do this on your own: you work with a team of local operational managers that manage the day-to-day affairs and you engage with several stakeholders within the organization. You report to the company’s product manager, but will operate independently. You will get the ability (and responsibility) to shape your own organization. The role is based in the Netherlands but will require frequent travel.

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Wij bieden

  • An enthusiastic team
  • A young organisation with room for growth and development
  • Based in Wageningen with the possibility to work from home
  • A high degree of independence and responsibility
  • A one-year contract, with the intention of extending this to a permanent contract, competitive compensation

Wij vragen


  • End responsible for the successful execution of field trials in Solynta’s global trial network
  • Lead and coach local trial managers in the Netherlands as well as several international locations, who report directly to you
  • Work closely with key stakeholders (both internal and external) in developing multi-year trial planning
  • Budgetary responsibility for Solynta’s trial network
  • Liaise with key external partners like testing companies and field trial owners
  • Connect the field trial team to knowledge and insights from other departments within the company and external professionals

We ask:

  • Master’s degree in Agronomy or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in the management of different types of field trials in various global locations
  • Strong communicator and people manager
  • Hands-on mentality and entrepreneurial character, you enjoy “building” as well as “managing”
  • Knowledge and/or experience with the potato crop is considered a plus.
  • Professional working proficiency in English (proficiency in Dutch is not required)

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