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Managing Director China

Are you our new Managing Director with a commercial focus, who leads the growth of our business together with our business partners and extensive network of distributors in China?

If so, apply for this full-time vacancy for Managing Director at our location in Shangdong (Qingdao), China.

The vacancy for Managing Director at Rijk Zwaan China

Our subsidiary Rijk Zwaan China, is led by a board of three Managing Directors who are jointly responsible for the entire operation in China including our 140 employees. Each Managing Director has however also his own attention field in Commerce, R&D or Finance and Human Resources. The candidate we are looking for will be focusing on the commercial activities. With support from Rijk Zwaan’s head office and globally operating crop and client teams, she (or he) will develop business strategies and tactics to grasp the opportunities in the dynamic and challenging Chinese vegetable seed market, and hence will ensure sustainable growth for the company.

We are looking for a Managing Director with:

  • Strategic insights for commercial development
  • Good knowledge of Chinese administration and government policies
  • More than 10 years managerial experience in an international company
  • An academic degree preferably in the area of (agricultural) business economics
  • Good understanding of agriculture or seed industry in China is preferable

Furthermore you have a people-oriented management style. Our candidate is fluent in Chinese and English, in speaking as well as in writing. 


HR Partners will lead our recruitment process, if you are interested you could send an e-mail to Monicca Yan via

An assessment and screening 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.