What are you going to do as a Product Manager?
We are looking for a versatile, communicative and analytical Product Manager. You are eager to learn. You have an entrepreneurial attitude and clear understanding of commercial matters.
The main task of the Product Manager is to manage the life cycle of different vegetable variety portfolios. As a Product Manager Open Field, you will align research, seed production and sales to optimise profits.
You will analyse global and local market trends to ensure optimal product positioning.
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.
With the broad view on open field developments across the world we will achieve global alignment. You will report to the Senior Portfolio Manager.
You are versatile; you interact easily with diverse people and are able to be part of various teams. You know how to develop long-
term business relationships, both within and outside our international organisation. You have an entrepreneurial and result-
orientation attitude, a clear understanding of commercial matters and strong analytical skills. You recognise opportunities and you take action when needed.
You are able to make quick, adequate decisions. 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.
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.