Senior Product Manager

Vacancy

Enkhuizen, The Netherlands (Fulltime)

Senior Product Manager

 

Optimal product positioning

What are you going to do as a Senior Product Manager?

The main function of the Senior Product Manager is to manage the life cycle of different vegetable variety portfolios on strategic level. As a Senior Product Manager you will align research, 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 a strategic global view.  

You will maintain in 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. 

As Senior Product Manager, your main responsibilities are:

  • Inform your product's vision and strategy through deep customer research and empathy visiting farmers, retailer and other partners in their place of business, observing and identifying their biggest problems and figuring out which ones we can solve well;
  • Support the different departments with process management;
  • Use your technical knowledge and good business judgement to form an understanding of what is technically and strategically possible to make your product a success;
  • Join a motivated and driven product team focused on realising optimal product positioning;
  • Own the product roadmap and be able to synthesise multiple inputs from product and commercial leadership into a clear product vision and strategy.
  • Engage deeply with seed production, sales, researchers, data scientists, and other technical leaders to evaluate product concepts and new technologies;

Your power

You are a process manager with knowledge of the business and want a strategic but supportive role. You know how to influence and work together with your stakeholders. As Senior Product 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 adds value. You are able to adapt yourself to the situation, make strategic decisions and support our teams. 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 product manager in  agribusiness;
  • you have strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills;
  • are persuasive combined with strong communication skills;
  • have high attention to detail, processes and ability to manage complex projects ensuring that high level goals are met;
  • have the ability to stay focused and execute in a fast paced environment with lots of changes.

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.

Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.

To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. 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. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.

Interested?

Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below. More information:

  • Martine Rook, Recruiter, Phone: +31 228 784 638.