Careers in the Netherlands

Group Manager Digital Marketing

Do you have experience with – and a passion for – digitalisation and e-commerce, combined with management experience?

Are you keen to jointly head up (along with two other colleagues) the team that is responsible for our client marketing as well as for providing (client) support for our international subsidiaries? If so, apply for this full-time vacancy for a Group Manager Digital Marketing at our head office in De Lier. 

What does the role of Group Manager Digital Marketing entail?

The Client Support department comprises 42 colleagues and is focused on providing support to clients and distributors in the areas of digitalisation, marketing and client services. Your specialisation is digitalisation.  

As market leader in an international environment, Rijk Zwaan plans to take an important next step in the digital transformation. This means that we are not only focusing on e-commerce, but also on other digital services and digital marketing to enable us to offer more support to new clients in addition to existing ones. 

Along with your fellow managers, you are a leader in your field and you’re also a regular sparring partner for members of the management team and the board of directors in further shaping the digital strategy. Following on from that, you work together with others on the continuous development of the digital landscape and the international expansion of the company’s online position. New ideas contribute to the further development of digital innovation tools and hence to commercial growth. 

In this role you have extensive contact with commercial colleagues at home and abroad, as well as with your colleagues in the IMS department. 

Your contribution

You have strong people management skills and can build bridges between different people/teams. 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. You succeed in getting other people on board with your ideas in an appealing way, including by utilising your change management experience. 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 are ambitious and commercially driven, plus you are willing 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 marketing and/or business administration
  • Extensive demonstrable experience as a strategic digital/online marketer in an international environment
  • Experience and enjoyment in a managerial role, including involvement in change management 

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 


Are you keen to make a difference every day as a Group Manager Digital Marketing?

To fill this vacancy, Rijk Zwaan is working together with Hagoort & Partners, Leidsegracht 22, NL - 1016 CL Amsterdam. The procedure is being coordinated by Patrick Westerburger. Send your application to him at For more information, feel free to call him on +31 (0)20-3011020. 

An assessment will be part of the procedure. 

Rijk Zwaan: jouw nieuwe werkgever?

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 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. 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.