Global Portfolio Manager


Enkhuizen, The Netherlands - Bachelor (Fulltime)

Global Portfolio Manager

Building on the crop strategy in Tomato, Pepper or Open Field as a Global Portfolio Manager

What are you going to do?

Due to expansion of our Global Portfolio Management Team we are hiring Global Portfolio Managers for several crops/ crop groups.

You are a real passionate when it comes to portfolio management in the agricultural industry. You create partnership with the (global) cross-functional teams and together you develop business plans and marketing initiatives. In doing so, you help accelerate our product marketing processes in the agri-business industry. This role requires a passion for data, product management, marketing, creativity and strategic thinking.

The main function of the Global Portfolio Manager is to manage the life cycle of different vegetable variety portfolios in positioning and pricing. As a Global Portfolio Manager you will have board market understanding, make data-driven decisions, seed production, and sales to optimise profits. You will analyse global and local market trends to ensure optimal product positioning and processes. After consideration of the various interests involved, you seek process-based improvements and develop, together with the Global Portfoliogroup Manager, a strategic global view. 
You will maintain close contact with different departments and you will be part of international, multidisciplinary teams. You will support the sales team globally with the introduction strategy of varieties and you will visit international trial locations in order to support the decision-making progress and processes.

We are looking for candidates in the Tomato, Pepper, and Open Field crops/crop groups.

Your power

As Global Portfolio Manager your focus is to develop long-term business relationships, both within and outside our international organisation. You have a clear understanding of commercial matters and strong analytical skills. You have a critical view and want to know how something added value. You are able to adapt yourself to the situation, make well-thought decisions and support your team. You are able to build a cross-functional team.
You have a strong customer orientation and you are someone who thinks together with the customer. You ask questions to gain a full understanding of the problem or needs. You are willing to travel frequently.

In short you;
  • Have a bachelor degree, preferably in Agribusiness;
  • Have at least 5 years working experience as a portfolio manager in agribusiness;
  • Have strong data analysis and interpretation capacity;
  • Are a real leader, motivator and goal-oriented person;
  • Are flexible and pragmatic, and able to portray and promote a positive image of the company’s vision, mission and values;
  • Have the ability to stay focused and execute in a fast-paced environment with lots of changes.
  • Are proficient in the English language.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation

For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.

The results? Strong, healthy, tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer.
Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills with our Enza Academy and under the flag of enzActive we organise various sports activities to stay healthy.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues throughout the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family company in which some 2,000 employees from over 40 nationalities spread across 6 continents work together closely in international teams.


More information:
Martine Rook, Corporate Recruiter, +31 6 5522 0474

Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button on the website. 
And let us know for what specific crop segment your applying for.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated