Enkhuizen, Nederland (Fulltime)

Global Director Seed Technology & Quality Assurance


A motivating and inspiring leader

What are you going to do as a Global Director Seed Technology & Quality Assurance?

Your main responsibility is to lead and develop the global teams consisting of Seed Technology (both research and quality control), Quality Assurance and Compliance.

You develop, realise and maintain the global strategies of the relevant teams with a clear focus on delivering optimal support to our supply chain departments. This support enables these departments to work with state-of-the-art-technology, secured procedures supported by a quality management system and international seed movements that are compliant to the regulations. As a member of the functional Management Team, you have a shared responsibility for successfully further developing the activities of Seed Operations. In this position, you report to the Chief Operations Officer.

Your power

We seek a motivating and inspiring leader with the ability to engage and develop people and teams. You are capable of developing and implementing strategy, and able to build bridges between the different disciplines in our company.

In short, you have:

  • A Master's degree with >10 years of professional experience in the field of Life Sciences, preferably in plant or seed sciences;
  • Experience in Quality Assurance and regulations related to international movements of seed;
  • Strong leadership and people skills with experience in a cross functional and -cultural environment;
  • Strong analytical skills and you are results-driven;
  • A digital mind-set to realise digitised ways of working.

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.


Please, send your application to our HR department via the button below. For more information please contact Martine Rook, Recruiter, phone +31 228 784 638.