Vacancy

Enkhuizen, The Netherlands (Fulltime)

Manager Seed Production

 

Optimising production

The Netherlands, Enkhuizen – full time at MSc level 

To keep up with Enza Zaden’s fast growth we are looking for an enthusiastic Manager Seed Production. You have both great management skills and excellent agronomic knowledge. These skills will enable you to guide your team and achieve optimal worldwide seed production.  

The department

The Seed Production Department is responsible for the worldwide vegetable seed production. This includes the organisation, support, control and development of production locations. Seed sales are steadily increasing and so is the demand for high quality seed.
The focus of the Manager Seed Production is therefore to manage high quality seed production for a group of crops.
 

What are you going to do?

As Manager Seed Production you will lead an international team and you will guide your team to optimise the worldwide seed production. You will be a member of the Global Production Management Team where you will represent your crop group. Furthermore you will be responsible for:

  • Building new relations and strengthen the cooperation with our producers.
  • An optimal price/quality ratio for your crops.
  • Contract management and settlements with our producers. 
  • Maintaining close contacts with colleagues from R&D.

You will be part of the new Seed Supply teams. These multidisciplinary teams consist of leaders from all departments involved in the seed supply. The Seed Supply Teams ensure a smooth alignment of the seed supply process throughout the company.    

Your power

 You have broad experience in leading teams. You are able to motivate your team and steer them towards good results. With your clear vision you will deliver a valuable contribution to the development of your department. You have good communication skills and are able to work independently.  

Requirements

  • MSc level.
  • Extensive knowledge on agronomy.
  • Demonstrable management skills.
  • International experience.
  • Willing to travel. 

Our power

We are an independent vegetable seed company, breeding, producing and marketing our varieties all over the world. There's a good chance that you'll find our tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, lettuce or other vegetables on your plate, no matter where you are. We are a company with a supportive, energetic culture.

As an employee of Enza Zaden, you’ll have more than 1700 colleagues of 40 nationalities worldwide. Strong team players with an entrepreneurial spirit who easily take responsibilities is exactly what we like to see in our employees here at Enza Zaden. Are you going to join us? We offer you a positive working environment and ample opportunities for personal development. Plus a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Interested?

To apply for this position or for further information, please contact our HR service partner Korn Ferry Futurestep, Sonja Schmidt-Gillmeister, Sonja.schmidt-gillmeister@kornferry.com