Rijk Zwaan is an independent, international organisation, engaged in the development of new vegetable varieties. Our growing organisation, with 27 foreign subsidiaries, focuses on product development and innovation. In the top-10, globally-operating vegetable breeding companies, Rijk Zwaan takes up a mid-position. Its 1,900 employees work all over the world with great involvement, loyalty and dedication. The company culture is, therefore, characterised by motivating management and a good working atmosphere.
Due to growth of our organisation, Rijk Zwaan has a vacancy for an Export Manager who will have commercial responsibility for a number of regions around the world. This concerns the region Middle East – North Africa, possibly there will be an extension of responsibilities for more regions in the future.
Filling this international function your remit is the direct management and steering of our growing organisation in the Middle East and North Africa. You will guide our subsidiaries and area managers in these areas in, among other things, strategy, planning, sales, investments and personnel. In close harmonisation with the Management you develop and implement commercial policy. You maintain and intensify the contact with customers and business relations in the marketplace. In collaboration with the breeding department you make sure that there is sufficient product development. In the future your responsibility could be extended with more regions.
You have completed a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree and have a strong affinity with and/or work experience in agriculture. You have at least 10 years’ relevant work experience in an international environment. For this function we are looking for an energetic, enterprising, commercial manager. You are an initiative-taker, resourceful and ambitious. Good social skills and the ability to establish and develop contacts and relations in diverse cultures are indispensable for this function. You are willing to travel extensively and you have a good command of the modern languages.
Information and applications
For more information about this function and our company please contact Marco van Leeuwen or Jan Omvlee, tel. +31 (0)174 532 300.
You may send your written application with CV to Rijk Zwaan, f.a.o. Madelon Vos, preferably by e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org or by surface mail or airmail to
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