Technical Manager (SA)


Centurion, ЮАР (Полный рабочий день)

Technical Manager (SA)

Optimizing the sales 

What are you going to do as a Technical Manager?

As a Technical Manager you are responsible for the product development process. You optimize the sales of our vegetable seeds. To this purpose you organize and evaluate variety trials, make product conclusions with regards to local markets and translate these conclusions into action points. Furthermore, you exchange your knowledge with local distributors and R&D colleagues.

You gather, consolidate and share information on product, market and product development strategy. Between the local team members and the global network of expertise and PFM you facilitate the communication. It relieves the administration from product specialists and representatives in the field and serves as a central point for information capturing and sharing. To a certain extent, the role checks that product development occurs within boundaries set by strategy and structure so a full pipeline across crops maintain.

Due to the complexity of product development and the diversity in assortment, you are the one who consolidate, oversee, maintain and drive the various processes that make up the product development process and support the team in the field. You can build relationships and are proactive. This position requires good entrepreneurial skills, a commercial mindset, good technical knowledge and affinity and experience with the horticultural sector. Even though you can work independently, you are looking for cooperation and are able to work with different nationalities and cultures.

In short, you:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Have 3 to 5 years relevant working experience;
  • Have technical skills in agricultural / horticultural;
  • Are organised and have a structured approach to manage information;
  • Have analytical skills;
  • Know how to plan and to coordinate (systems, projects & plans);
  • Have good communication skills;
  • You enjoy travelling (about 35% of your work time).

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.


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

  • Ka Kyung Langstadt, Global Recruitment Manager, +31 65525507

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated