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Group Manager Crop Support

Do you enjoy working with people and teams and take them to a higher level? And do you have analytical skills? If so, apply for this full-time vacancy for a Group Manager Crop Support at our head office in De Lier.
What does the role of Group Manager Crop Support entail?
The Crop Support department comprises around 20 colleagues and is focused on giving support to all commercial crop related activities in the organization.  Think of specialists on variety registration & protection, prices & assortment and biologicals. The Crop Support department is also responsible for policy development, a.o. around pricing and value capture. Making and keeping the assortment profitable is an important task.
The Group Manager Crop Support is together with a second Manager jointly responsible for the department. In this role you focus on the HR-aspects of managing the team and you play an important coaching role to the team towards more vision and strategy and hence taking the strategic crop plan to a next level . In this role you have extensive contact with colleagues from the commercial as well as from the breeding departments in The Netherlands and abroad.
Your contribution
You have strong people management skills and can build bridges between different people/teams. Developing a network in the crop organization enables you to be a good sparring partner for a.o. the crop manager. You understand the importance of long-term relationships and you have an inspirational leadership style which is both people- and results-oriented.
You have lots of initiative and autonomy, but above all you’re a real team player. You have strong communications skills and are energetic and enthusiastic. We are looking for someone who enjoys coaching and guiding employees. You have strong organisational skills, work in a structured manner and also enjoy taking a pragmatic approach to tackling challenges. You have knowledge about (macro) economic developments, cost price calculation, price setting , profitability and exchange rate issues. You don’t mind to travel occasionally. Needless to say, you speak fluent English.

In addition, your CV ticks the following boxes:
  • A  Master’s degree, e.g. in in economics or business administration
  • At least 7-10 year relevant working experience
  • Experience in a managerial role, enjoying working with many different people and teams
What can you expect from us?
  • Plenty of scope for your own initiative
  • A dynamic working environment with a continuous flow of new challenges within a financially healthy and ambitious company
  • A competitive salary
  • A permanent contract from the start
Interested?
You can address your application to Madelon Vos (Advisor Human Resources). Click on ‘Apply’ to apply directly.
Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
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. We have a long-term focus, which is why we offer our employees a permanent contract as soon as they join us.
From our strategic position we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. 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 3,000 people in over 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. Working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we want to continuously work together towards a healthy future.

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