A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.
Your role: We are looking for a Founder / Technology Lead Smart Horticulture for our growing innovation project that is incubated in a start-up atmosphere at our Innovation Center in Darmstadt. You are responsible for masterminding and growing a new business together with a commercial Co-Founder. You are leading a global R&D team in material development and plant application testing. You identify target applications, lead product development, coordinate product scale up, give directions for portfolio extensions, drive the development of our IP basis, and guide discussions with collaboration partners. You present the project internally and externally and are committed and skilled to transform great technology into commercial success.
Who you are:
- Master or PhD degree in agriculture, life or natural sciences with specialization in plant physiology. Understanding the effect of light climate on plant development is a plus
- 7+ years work experience in horticulture industry; familiar with growth trends such as smart greenhouses, digital technology in farming, plant factories, and vertical farming
- Track record in building and leading high performing R&D teams. Hands-on work ethics and can-do mentality
- Strategic thinker with an innovative mindset and capability for fast execution
- Flexible and willing to travel internationally (about 30% of time)
What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!
Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com