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Managing Director Finance Kazakhstan

Are you a people-orientated manager who likes to steer our growing organization in Kazakhstan? If so, apply for this full-time vacancy for Managing Director Finance at our office in Almaty. 

How does your job as Managing Director Finance  at Rijk Zwaan look like?

Rijk Zwaan is Almaty is responsible for all the commercial activities within Kazakhstan as well as Central Asia.  We are a growing company, very active on the market and led by a board of two Managing Directors who are jointly responsible for the entire operation including 10 people, working in a collaborative environment. Each Managing Director however has also his or her own attention fields.  As a team, you will guide our subsidiary in, among other things; strategy, planning, internal control, investments and personnel. The other directors will focus on the sales activities, business development and chain activities. Together you are responsible for the whole operation of the subsidiary.
Within this role you are responsible for the direct management and steering of our growing organization. Your main responsibility will focus on monitoring and controlling all financial and administrative issues.

You analyze business performance and give insight in actual results. You will manage HR activities, like recruitment of new employees, developing people and reviewing HR procedures. Legal activities and Information Communication Technology are also part of the job. You have an important people-orientated role in assuring a well-functioning team. As a part of this team you will be required to travel countrywide and internationally, in addition to managing the daily business in the office.

Your contribution:

You have good analytical skills and are able to communicate well. You have a people-oriented management style and like to coach. You are hands-on and like to co-operate and to consult with colleagues for an optimal result. Your management and accounting skills are well developed. You feel comfortable to operate as an entrepreneur within our organization. The dynamic market conditions demand a flexible attitude and working method. Due to the international environment, a good command of the Russian and the English language is a requirement.

In addition, we can find the following on your resume:

  • A completed  Master’s degree, preferably in the area of Business Economics and Management Studies;
  • A broad and relevant work experience in an international environment;
  • A strong affinity with agriculture.


IRC Kazakhstan is coordinating the search for candidates for this procedure. Mr. Ruslan Kalimullin is the contact person for this search. You can send your reaction to him via .

An assessment and screening will be part of the procedure.

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 to growers and other chain partners. From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about healthy growth. The growth of natural and healthy 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.