Vacancy Leadership Development Program (Commerce)

  • Russia, Moscow
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Master

Do you have an entrepreneurial and commercial mind-set? Do you like to work with people and develop people management skills in the green sector? Then apply for this program!

How does the Leadership Development Program (Commerce) at Rijk Zwaan look like?

We are looking for an ambitious, proactive and entrepreneurial person who is keen to develop in commercial domain. The content of the program will give you a thorough knowledge of Rijk Zwaan and the various disciplines in our breeding company. The program consists of 3 rotations in different roles, 3 years each in the commercial area. You will follow several trainings and have an international mentor.
Within your first role as Sales Representative, you will learn our varieties and our organization. Next to maintaining the existing market share, you develop new opportunities by planting and assessing trials. By using your knowledge of the crops, you show the growers the added value of Rijk Zwaan new varieties. You will participate in various international and local sales meetings and conferences.
In addition to that you will be responsible for:

  • specific client group;
  • commercial & technical support to customers, partners and colleagues.

After you have completed the first three years in the job, depending on your development and experience, you will then move to the next sales job. We will look particularly at what you are good at and how you can provide the greatest added value for Rijk Zwaan.

Your contribution:

Because this position is a part of unique Leadership Development Program, you are entrepreneurial, ambitious and you like to work at your leadership skills. You are broadly interested and you enjoy freedom and responsibility. You have good organizational and analytical skills and you know better than anyone how to deal with different cultures and how to get along with different people. You also enjoy working in international environment and speak fluent English. You are creative and proactive and you are willing to travel frequently (within Russia and internationally).
In addition, we can find the following in your resume:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in the field of agriculture / horticulture;
  • at least 2 years of relevant work experience in commercial area;
  • a good command of written and spoken Russian and English.

What can you expect from us?

Rijk Zwaan Russia is based in Moscow. We currently employ around 40 people Russia wide. Together we contribute to the growth of this subsidiary. Besides an innovative work environment with constantly new challenges, we are happy to offer you:

  • a permanent contract from the start;
  • an international environment;
  • a mentor from one of international Rijk Zwaan locations;
  • freedom to take the initiative and work on your own development;
  • Rijk Zwaan Academy courses;
  • good social package, including 50% of fitness compensation, health and life insurance, pension plan.

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.
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 and above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.


You can address your English written application to Aleksandra Semenova (Recruiter). Simply click on 'Apply' at the right side of this page to apply directly.
An assessment will be part of the procedure.
We will consider your application carefully, which may take some time. You will hear from us no later than in 2 weeks.

Your application process

Phone interview

Two face to face interviews

Terms of employment interview


A permanent contract from the start!

I’d like to receive your application

Aleksandra Semenova


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