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Research Group Leader – Agricultural Systems

Company Description

Our Client, a Leader in the Food Production Industry & Agricultural Sciences, is looking for its new Research Group Leader.

Job Description

The role will consist in providing Strategic leadership in Agricultural System Sciences.

The team size to manage (direct report) will be 3-4 scientists.

Among your activities :

  • Leading a multi-disciplinary team of research and development professionals to work within their respective science fields and to apply their findings to common research and development goals
  • Contribute to defining a medium and long-term agricultural system sciences R&D strategy
  • Monitor emerging technologies in agricultural system sciences and regenerative agriculture and evaluate applications and possible implementation into relevant supply chains
  • Shape a relevant project portfolio linked to business and consumer requirements and bring projects to successful completion to achieve defined objectives
  • Manage projects to successful completion within scope, on schedule and on budget, including effectively documenting and prioritizing issues identified by others
  • Positively interact and communicate with team members of all levels to ensure there is consistent, open and active communication both within and outside R&D
  • Contribute to building an optimal interdisciplinary R&D structure by leveraging interpersonal strengths and technical background to effectively manage projects


  • PhD in Agricultural System Sciences, Agronomy or Agriculture related science
  • Min 7 years of multi-country people and project management experience with a proven track record of building and leading interdisciplinary, high performing teams- in a matrix environment
  • Solid knowledge in experimental design and regenerative agriculture
  • Strong experience in managing agricultural research projects and data science
  • Capability to lead and develop people
  • Ability to manage resources and budget requirements
  • Good experience in setting up external collaboration
  • Fluent English


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