Vegetable Trials Manager

Elsoms Seeds is the UK’s leading independent seed specialist and plant breeder. We breed, supply and treat high quality vegetable and agricultural seed, using the latest in plant breeding research and seed technology. Elsoms has a strong track-record of trials excellence, including our renowned ‘Open Day’ showcase event every October. We are the leaders in the vegetable sector and our vegetable trials must always reflect this.

We are now seeking a Vegetable Trials Manager to work as part of our Trials Team in Spalding, a vital role contributing to Elsoms’ success.

Reporting to our Trials Manager, the successful applicant will manage a team of Trials Operatives and will ensure efficient and effective use of staff, machinery and technology. Effective pest, disease and weed control, and accurate harvesting to generate high quality trials data on all field sites are also key elements of this role.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a relevant degree, or equivalent by experience, such as a strong track record of practical experience performing trials.

Salary will be commensurate with experience/relevant qualifications, and benefits include eligibility for the discretionary company bonus scheme, a double match-funded contributory pension scheme, life assurance and income protection scheme.

Please apply in the strictest confidence to Margaret De Soyza, Elsoms Seeds Ltd., Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, PE11 1QG. Tel: (01775) 715000, or email  

Deadline for application:  Friday 22th May 2020.

Full details can be seen on our website, and an application form can be downloaded and returned electronically.

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