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Chain Manager India

Are you a proactive collaborator with commercial insight?

Do you enjoy following complex market developments and building trustworthy and enduring relationships with major fresh produce chain partners? Then you are the Chain Manager we are looking for!

How does your job as Chain Manager at Rijk Zwaan India look like?

As Chain Manager within the Sales Department you are responsible for building relationships with chain partners such as major retail companies, trading companies, food processors and large growers. Moreover, you fulfil an essential role in carrying out market research, following complex market dynamics and developments, and initiating new business developments. You share knowledge and work closely together with other chain managers, crop specialists and product development specialists in various countries related to chain activities, product assortment and local support. Also, you participate at major (inter)national exhibitions and attend seminars based on business needs. Finally, you will be responsible for some key accounts. This entails the following:

  • Developing trustworthy relationships with the key accounts
  • Acquiring a thorough understanding of the needs and requirements of the key accounts
  • Proposing solutions that meet the objectives of the key accounts
  • Serving as contact person between the key accounts and the international crop and client team of Rijk Zwaan

Your contribution:

You are a strong communicator with a high degree of motivation and enthusiasm.  As proactive collaborator you are resourceful and you take the initiative to develop new business concepts. With your commercial insight, social skills and team mentality you can establish and strongly maintain relationships in diverse cultures. Given the nature of this position, you are open to travel nationally and internationally. In addition, we can find the following on your resume:

  • A completed master degree, in the field of Agriculture
  • A completed MBA degree
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with commercial (producer/buyer) dynamics
  • Knowledge of and experience with operating in an international environment

What can you expect from us?

As Chain Manager you will be part of the Sales Department of Rijk Zwaan India. The Sales Department consists of 23 colleagues who build relationships and initiate new business developments to contribute in sustaining and growing our business to achieve long-term success in India. Besides an international environment in which you are exposed to new markets as well as international expertise through which you can contribute to food safety and the world food supply, we are happy to offer you:

  • A permanent contract for 40 hours a week
  • Market -based salary based on job level and experience
  • Various training opportunities through our Rijk Zwaan Academy
  • A good work/life balance


iCresset Talent Solutions is coordinating the search for candidates for this procedure. Gurukrushna Patnaik is the contact person. You can send your response to gurukrushna.patnaik@icresset .com. For more information you can also contact him by phone on +91 9121150494/7008922460.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?

Rijk Zwaan India was established  in 2010 headquartered at Bangalore. We started with the sales of vegetable seeds of different crops and kicked-off breeding activities in a limited amount of crops. We sell our products almost through-out the whole country. To become a major player in the Indian market, we are going to increase our activities in India the coming years. At this moment, Rijk Zwaan India employs 43 employees. 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.