Managing Director Production & Sales – Rijk Zwaan

For the commercial part you work closely together with the Sales Manager and the sales team, who serve all our clients throughout the country. You have an important people oriented role. You will provide purpose, direction, and motivation for the teams.
As Managing Director Production & Sales it is important to have a broad interest in all aspects of managing a company including fostering the Rijk Zwaan company culture and the public image of the company.
We are seeking a Managing Director Production & Sales with:
An academic degree (Masters) in the field of horticulture and knowledge of growing vegetables
At least 10 years relevant experience
Proven and adequate horticultural experience
People oriented leadership skills

Positive thinking and attitude
You are fluent in English. Knowledge of Swahili and/or Dutch is an advantage.
You are a good leader and organizer with an international outlook. You have an active and practical approach. You are persistent and you like to solve problems. You are able to think and act independently. You are a team player and you think in long-term processes. You maintain a good balance between the long-term goals and short term demands. You have an open personality, good communication skills, you are trustworthy and sensitive to good advice.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?
Rijk Zwaan is an international family company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. We have a long-term focus, which is why we offer our employees a permanent contract as soon as they join us. From our strategic position we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs around 3,300 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential. Working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we want to continuously work together towards a healthy future.

Method of Application
Hagoort & Partners is coordinating the search for candidates for this procedure. Patrick Westerburger is the contactperson. You can send your reaction to

For more information you can reach him on +31 (0)20 3011020.