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Managing Director Finance / HR

Are you a people orientated manager who likes to steer our growing organization in Tanzania together with the other two Managing Directors?

If so, apply to this fulltime vacancy for Managing Director at our location in Arusha, Tanzania. 

How does a typical working day look for a Managing Director Finance / HR?

Rijk Zwaan in Tanzania will be jointly led by a team of three Managing Directors, each with an area of special attention. We offer a challenging job within a growing organization. Your focus will be mainly on Human Resources, Finance, IT and Legal activities. An important aim is to develop a strong and stable internal organisation as well as managers development.  Together with the co-Directors you establish a strategic view on investments and budgets, research & breeding efforts, product development, seed production and sales. You have an important people orientated role to serve a well-functioning team.

Your contribution as a Managing Director Finance / HR

As a people oriented manager you have good analytical and social skills and you are practical minded. You like to work in a team, solve problems, collaborate with various specialists and to build new relationships. Moreover, you can cope with stress and are able to work in a structured manner. Fluency in English and Swahili is essential.

In addition we can find the following on your CV:

  • A Master’s degree in Business Economics or Management Studies (e.g. Finance or HR)
  • Work experience in an international company
  • You live in Arusha or are willing to move to this area
  • Affinity with agriculture is an advantage

What can you expect from us?

Our motto is: Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. In addition, we’re happy to offer you:

  • A permanent contract from the start
  • Various training courses and opportunities through our own Rijk Zwaan Academy
  • The freedom to take initiative and work on your own development
  • A contribution to the world food supply


Hagoort & Partners is coordinating the search for candidates for this procedure. Patrick Westerburger is the contact person. You can send your response to For more information you can also contact him by phone on +31 (0)20 3011020. 

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?

In Arusha, Tanzania, Rijk Zwaan Tanzania is located. The activities of Rijk Zwaan in Tanzania consist of breeding, breeding support, seed production, product development and sales. The total staff  team is currently approximately 500 employees. Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Our company 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.