Crop Coordinator Leafies

  • Netherlands, De Lier
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Master

Do you want to play a role in the portfolio management and our product development strategy? Do you have experience with sales in a horticulture environment? If so, apply for this vacancy! This position can be filled either in Italy or in Holland.

How does your job as Crop Coordinator at Rijk Zwaan look like?

As Crop Coordinator you bring together all market and product information. You are the linking pin between the international and local leafies market, our breeding programme and our Strategic Crop Team. You work in close collaboration with colleagues EMEA and APAC areas and you play an important role in the portfolio management and our product development strategy. In summary, you are responsible for:

  • The commercial introduction- and trial plan per market segment in the EMEA and APAC areas, including the sales objectives and forecasts of commercial and pre-commercial varieties
  • Actively obtaining market and product information – together with a strong network of crop specialists – that contributes to the commercial and breeding policies
  • Identifying opportunities that can lead to new product development activities
  • Advising the Strategic Crop Team on current activities and future strategies
  • Contributing to client management activities such as consulting and establishing a market vision with the customer
  • Leading special local projects that deliver value through the whole value chain in which you are the link to the crop- and local organization

Your contribution:

You are a real team worker, a strong communicator, and have lots of initiative and enthusiasm. Your effective interpersonal skills make you succeed in gaining other people's support. We are seeking a proactive collaborator who likes getting out and about. You have sharp analytical skills and enjoy taking a pragmatic approach to tackling challenges. Moreover, you have a commercial mindset and are market-oriented. Frequent business trips (about 15 weeks per year) are not a problem to you and, needless to say, you are fluent in English (other foreign languages are an advantage). In addition, we can find the following on your resume:

  • A completed Bachelor degree in the field of Agriculture, for example Horticulture or Biology
  • At least 5 years’ relevant work experience in sales, horticulture and product management
  • Knowledge of and experience with vegetable production and leafy crops

What can you expect from us?

As Crop Coordinator Leafies you will mainly work with colleagues from different departments in the Mediterranean area. Besides an enjoyable job in a dynamic international work environment in which you are given freedom to take initiative and work on your own development, we are happy to offer you:

  • A permanent contract from the start
  • Market-based salary based on job level and experience
  • An extensive onboarding programme
  • Various training courses and opportunities through our own Rijk Zwaan Academy
  • Foreign business trips in line with your role

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 our business; worldwide availability of vegetable seeds for the growth of healthy products. The growth of our company and above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.


Do you recognize yourself and would you like to start as soon as possible? Click on 'Apply now' to apply directly. You can address your application Svenja van Lunszen (HR advisor)
As your application will be reviewed carefully by several colleagues, you will hear from us within two weeks.
An assessment will be part of the procedure.

Your application process

Phone interview

Two face to face interviews

Terms of employment interview


A permanent contract from the start!

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Svenja van Lunszen

Advisor Human Resources

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