Hubertien has been working at Rijk Zwaan since 2013 as Manager Operations.
“Definitely a people-oriented organisation”
“After spending four years as an expat in China, along with my family, I decided it was time for something new. In the 15 years prior to that I’d worked in various operations and supply chain management roles in the food industry – for companies of varying sizes, structures and cultures, with interesting processes and great products. In view of all that experience, I was sure of one thing when looking for a new job: it had to be a role in a people-oriented agri-food company.”
“Throughout my career, I’ve realised that connecting people and a sense of meaning are an essential part of how I want to manage. I feel right at home at Rijk Zwaan. We share the belief that looking for and valuing people’s qualities creates engagement and energy: if you know what’s on someone’s mind, both at work and at home, and take that into account; and if you give them space to learn, to develop, to show initiative and to take responsibility. People get so much more out of themselves if they feel seen and heard.”
“I also see that people-oriented approach reflected in colleagues on the internal management training programme. Every manager at Rijk Zwaan is focused on collaborating as equal partners and making well-argued decisions.”