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Account Manager Horticultural Projects

Do you like to be the Account Manager for new high-tech projects and co-ordinate the international activities for these accounts? Then you are the Account Manager Horticultural Projects we are looking for at our office in De Lier!
How does your job as Account Manager at Rijk Zwaan look like?
As Accountant Manager within the Horticultural projects team you fulfill an essential role in servicing (international) clients in setting up new high-tech greenhouse projects. Together with another Account Manager you will be the first point of contact for new entrants in the horticultural sector. Additionally, you are responsible for:
  • Identifying new markets and approaching potential clients
  • Analyzing and formulating new product requirements and translating these into new product development tools/business models
  • Developing additional services to enable clients to get the best results out of our products
  • Initiating and contributing to new projects, regarding new business development, digital services and creating demand and customer interest for the final product
  • Maintaining relationships among horticultural suppliers at all levels; management, tactical and operational level
Your contribution:
You are reliable, pro-active, tenacious and have a clear focus on the customer. You are a dedicated team player and able to create networks and maintain business relationships in an international environment. Your good commercial skills, strong communicative and negotiating skills and entrepreneurial drive are essential for this job. You’d like to initiate and take responsibility organize and take a leading role in client-management teams and you have solid business and financial skills. In view of the international nature of this role, you are willing to travel regularly for your work (around 10 weeks a year). In addition, we can find the following on your resume:
  • A master degree, preferably in the area of Agriculture
  • At least 5 years of relevant business experience in horticulture
  • Adequate product and market knowledge of the global horticultural industry
  • Excellent command of English
What can you expect from us?
As Account Manager you will operate in a small team of experienced and professional colleagues and in strong cooperation with the Rijk Zwaan subsidiaries. You are working in a fast developing sector and you have contact with different experts from the high-tech industry. In addition to a dynamic and innovative work-environment with constantly new challenges, we are happy to offer you:
  • A permanent contract from the start
  • Market-based salary based on job level and experience
  • Various training opportunities through our Rijk Zwaan Academy
  • An international team with motivated sales colleagues
Do you recognize yourself and would you like to start as soon as possible? Click on 'Apply' to apply directly. You can address your application to Madlen Bendel (Advisor Human Resources).

As your application will be reviewed carefully by several colleagues, you will hear from us within two weeks.
An assessment will be part of the procedure.
Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
In De Lier, nearby Delft, you can find the headquarters of Rijk Zwaan. Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 3,300 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.

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