Breeder Peppers

For expansion of our team, we are looking for a breeder of our pepper varieties. Are you looking for a challenging and independent position with a strong vision and knowledge of modern breeding methods? Then we are looking for you!

About Westland Seeds

Westland Seeds is a small-scale, independent Dutch company involved in the breeding of different types of peppers. We specialise in blocky peppers and snack peppers, sweet pointed peppers and hot peppers. Our breeding program is based on decades of experience and focusses on the development of varieties that meet specific needs of the different market and cultivation conditions in the world. 

About the position

As a breeder at Westland Seeds you are responsible for the development and improvement of our pepper varieties (sweet and hot. This way you create a long-term vision based on modern breeding methods. In addition, you will improve the breeding program by coordination and analyzing variety trials in different countries and regions. You will do this within an organization with a hand-on mentality and which is in full development. 

About you

- You have a completed relevant HBO education and/or WO education;
- You have at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in a similar role;
- You have an analytical, independent and proactive personality; 

- You have a good command of the Dutch and English languages, both verbally and in writing. 

What we offer

- We offer the possibility to discuss the working hours;
- We offer, based on a 38-hour work week, 25 vacation days (which, depending on your age, can be supplemented with vitality hours) and 8,33% holiday allowance; 
- We offer a challenging and independent position with a lot of freedom and responsibility;
- We offer growth oppo
rtunities and the possibility of further training in your field.

Are you excited about this job or do you have more questions? Please contact Ferry Strik directly at