Anheuser-Busch Plant Breeder in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant Breeder

About Anheuser-Busch

For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing America's most-popular beers. Starting with the finest ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch's family of growers, every batch is crafted using the same exacting standards and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Best known for its fine American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, the company's beers lead numerous beer segments and combined hold 46.4 percent share of the U.S. beer market. Budweiser and Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita were named Brands of the Year for the Beer and the Spirits, Malt Beverages and Wine categories, respectively, by Ace Metrix; in 2014. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev and operates 15 local breweries, 17 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities across the United States, representing a capital investment of more than $15.9 billion. Its flagship brewery remains in St. Louis, Mo., and is among the global company's largest and most technologically capable breweries. Visitor and special beermaster tours are available at its St. Louis and five other Anheuser-Busch breweries. For more information, visit

As the leading global brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the efforts of the Early generation in the NA barley breeding program.

  • Data analysis and summaries; timely variety advancement decisions

  • Evaluate early generation and advanced material for agronomic, malting and brewing potential.

  • Supervise Assistant Plant Breeders in the evaluation of barley lines. In-Field variety evaluation.

  • Integrate the results from various programs, malt quality, pathology, genomics, field trials to identify superior barley genotypes.

  • Assist ABI’s Director of Global Barley Research and other personnel in ABI in determining appropriate strategy for barley development and deployment.

  • Collaborate with Managers of Malt Quality, Plant Pathology and Genomics to determine best research approaches for barley variety development.

  • Participate in report preparation by coordinating data summarization and analysis to provide outside personnel information about the breeding program.

  • Improve plant breeding knowledge through college courses, workshops, seminars, professional meetings and staff training to enhance job performance.

  • Design and develop new plant breeding methodology and field plot techniques to enhance performance of the breeding program. New technology evaluation.

  • Industry A-B communication, presentations and meetings.

Primary purpose and function of position

  • Primary purpose is to develop new barley varieties for north america that provide anheuser-busch inbev with barley raw material supply for high quality beer.

  • Function of position is technical and operational. providing direction and management of north america barley breeding program from initial breeding work to advancement into malting and brewing evaluation process.

  • Involves working with a wide network of scientists worldwide and understanding ABI’s barley, malt and beer production needs for quality factors.


Qualifications for Position:

  • Ph.D. in Plant Breeding or related field.

  • Experience in field plot techniques - statistical design of field trials, observations in the field.

  • Knowledge of genetics and plant breeding methods.

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively.

  • Ability to lead a research program.

Job Quality

Primary Location United States-Colorado-Fort Collins-Fort Collins Brewery

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Permanent

Req ID 18005524