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Human Resource Manager

Are you fascinated by the broad field of people and organizations and are you an experienced Human Resource Manager?

If so, apply for this full-time vacancy for Human Resource Manager at our office in Arusha, Tanzania.

The vacancy for a Human Resource Manager at Rijk Zwaan

Mutual respect, a great responsibility and a strong involvement of the employees are the main starting points of the Rijk Zwaan company culture. To hire the right person for the right job is essential to keep our company culture. Within this role you are responsible for Human Resource in full width. Together with 2 HR Advisors you will build a team of HR professionals and assistants for Rijk Zwaan in Tanzania. An important focus for the HR department is to recruit and hire new colleagues for diverse jobs and levels. Next to that, the HR department needs to facilitate the development of the employees, like education, career counseling and coaching. The HR department is also responsible for offering and composing the right benefits package. In this respect, you make sure the HR Manual is up-to-date and gets professionalized where necessary. You build and lead the HR department and you also give advice to managers yourself. We find it important that you have personal contact with employees in the company and at the same time you are also able to develop a view on the further development of the HR department. You have a functional relationship with the Human Resource department at the head office of Rijk Zwaan in De Lier, Holland.

We are seeking a Human Resource Manager with:

  • a Master’s degree in the area of Human Resource or Psychology​
  • At least 10 years’ relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Tanzanian and international labour laws
  • Experience with assessing and coaching of people of all kinds of levels

Furthermore, you are enterprising, you have empathy, focus on quality and like to work with a great diversity of jobs and levels. You are strongly intrinsic motivated and you like to work on projects in a pragmatic and enthusiastic way. Your social skills are very good and you are able to build a team. Your leadership style is people-oriented.  Because of the international nature of the role, proficiency in the English language is essential.


Hagoort & Partners is coordinating the search for candidates for this procedure. Patrick Westerburger is the contactperson. You can send your reaction to For more information you can reach him on +31 (0)20 3011020.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?

Rijk Zwaan Tanzania is located in Arusha, Tanzania. Currently with 300+ 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. 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.