What are you going to do?
Together with your team of 4 Station Managers, you oversee overall R&D Operations in our Southern European region: stations in Spain, Turkey and Italy. Your responsibility is to create optimal conditions for the station managers so that they can ensure efficient and optimal facilities, optimal crop management and local team dynamics. You are responsible for development and management of the assigned Station Managers. You support them in accelerating their processes.
Besides your SE Station Managers, you partner up with the Global Infrastructure Director, the other 2 Global Senior Station Managers, the Global R&D Management, Regional and Global Business partners to determine the priorities.
You make yourself familiar with the needs of the regional R&D programs. You identify and work on new projects / challenges and their implementation, processes (continuous improvement), and connect these projects and processes with stakeholders on global RDMT level.
As one of our 3 Senior Station Manager you will experience a lot of freedom, possibilities to brainstorm, in order to come to new innovative solutions and to provide input for strategic plans toward Breeding management and Global Infrastructure. As part of the R&D Operations Management Team frequent (inter)national business travel is part of the job.
The analytical and management skills you bring, help you to build solid relations between the Station Managers. You easily inspire and encourage open communication. Your long-term vision on station management is of great value to the future of Enza Zaden. With your (people) management skills you know how to guide the implementation of change and innovations and take the lead. Thanks to your experience you recognize opportunities, monitor performances closely and make impact.
In short, you:
- Have an educational background in agronomics and/or business administration (university level);
- Have 6 to 12 years relevant experience as Senior Manager in the agriculture industry;
- Are a real motivator have a proven track record on delivering innovations and process optimizations;
- Connect easily with people from different cultures
- Excellent financial management skills
- Knowledge of facility management
- Proficient in Spanish and English language
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.
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Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.