Research and Breeding Greenhouse Manager

  • Location: Mexico-Ciudad Guzman
  • Job Family: Research & Development
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0006636
  • Experience Years: 5-10 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular
  • Remote Type: Onsite

About the Opportunity

The Research and Breeding Greenhouse Manager is responsible for R&D Greenhouse operations in Ciudad Guzman, Mexico and Trujillo, Peru. The primary objectives are seed and seedling production for our blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry crops and stage 1 rubus production. This includes all aspects of pollination, germination, marker screening, propagation, pest control, greenhouse environmental control and growing. This role requires leadership and initiative to develop plans and drive high quality results. Close collaboration with the farming and breeding teams and continued development and motivation of the Greenhouse Operations team in a dynamic work environment are keys to success.


  • Develop and implement plans to deliver on breeder crossing, screening and seedling plans.
  • Implement growing strategies including greenhouse environments, fertility and pest management programs to deliver high quality seedling and stage 1 plants to the test plots.
  • Supervise greenhouse personnel including employee needs assessments, hiring, training and development. Nurture a work environment motivated for employee development, innovation and success.
  • Continue implementation and development of processes to ensure reliability and high-quality plant production.
  • Document and apply SOPs for key processes to ensure quality work and facilitate continuous improvement and employee training.
  • Oversee tissue culture as needed for production of stage 1 plants or specific breeding objectives.
  • Ensure strong collaboration and communication with breeding and farming.
  • Be an advocate for safety. Work with employees to maintain a safe work environment by training and participating in safety programs, including those driven by human resources.
  • Develop the annual budget and operate within these guidelines.
  • Instill a safe work culture and clean stock guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Horticulture or Agriculture/Plant Sciences
  • Five years of experience in plant production or R&D and managing people.
  • Knowledge and experience with greenhouse growing and environmental control systems.
  • Curious and innovative thinker to grow our operations to meet increasing needs.
  • Problem solving capacity, demonstrating critical thinking and agility to address issues in a collaborative and timely manner.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Able to travel to the US and Peru.

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.

Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.