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Enkhuizen, Nederland (Fulltime)

Senior Product Manager Tomato

 

Managing the complete lifecycle

The market for tomatoes is international and very diverse. This means that every region has its own preferred variety. Therefore, it is up to the new Senior Product Manager Tomato to find the balance between satisfied customers and the best commercial results.

What are you going to do as Senior Product Manager Tomato?

As a Senior Product Manager, you guard the process in which the best tomatoes are bred for the international market. That is why you will need to align research, production and sales.

After your analysis of the global and local market trends, you will need to translate these into a midterm operational and strategic planning. In cooperation with Marketing & Sales, you will initiate and support projects aimed at the product chain. In addition, you will build relations with key accounts in the product chain.

You will have the chance to share your input for the introduction strategy of the local and regional sales team. Furthermore, you will visit international customers and trial locations where you will support decision-making. Moreover, as Senior Product Manager Tomato you will manage the global product portfolio including the life cycle management of our products.

Expansion requires a solid approach to the introduction and life cycle management of our new and existing products. Are you able to give proper structure to its different components such as positioning, variety portfolio, pricing and production together with our department Research & Development, Seed Operations and Marketing & Sales?

Your main tasks as Senior Product Manager Tomato:

  • Managing the product flow and lifecycle of different tomato segments;
  • Increasing sales opportunities. Maintain contacts, visit (potential) markets and support sales managers in their sales activities;
  • Initiate product trials and draw conclusions from it;
  • Giving input for research and development programs;
  • Draft and keep track of the strategic product model, where all crop characteristics are described;
  • Analyze sales activities and manage budgets to increase efficiency.

Your power

Collaboration and entrepreneurship characterize the people that work at Enza Zaden. As a Senior Product Manager, you are energetic and you feel responsible for the results we achieve.

You are a connector and able to convince people of your vision relatively easily. Whether they are growers or members of the management team. You know how to adapt to the situation within the blink of an eye. In addition, for this vacancy you have following:

  • Bachelor degree;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, for example as a product- or account manager in the horticultural/agricultural sector;
  • Good knowledge of the English language.

Your team

You will be part of an international, multidisciplinary team and you will report to the Senior Portfolio Manager.

When you start as a Senior Product Manager Tomato at Enza Zaden in Enkhuizen, you work together with about 10 colleagues who have other crops under their care. This international team wants to win the market of vegetable seeds together with you.

Furthermore, you regularly catch the plane and travel all over the world to view the local markets up close. That means you will be abroad about 40% of your time.

Our power

We are an independent vegetable seed company, breeding, producing and marketing our varieties all over the world. There's a good chance that you'll find our tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, lettuce or other vegetables on your plate, no matter where you are.

We are a company with a supportive, energetic culture. As an employee of Enza Zaden, you’ll have more than 2000 colleagues of 40 nationalities worldwide. Strong team players with an entrepreneurial spirit who easily take responsibilities is exactly what we like to see in our employees here at Enza Zaden.

Are you going to join us? We offer you a positive working environment and ample opportunities for personal development. Plus a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Interested?

Please point your application to the HR department, via the button below. For more information please contact Sanne Gehner, Recruiter, phone +31 228 784 638 or +31 (0)6 10 90 64 91.