Account/Product Manager, Russia

Takii Europe BV, situated in De Kwakel - The Netherlands, is the European daughter company of Takii & Company. Ltd. in Japan. Takii Europe BV is a seed company engaged in the breeding, production, processing and sales & marketing of flower and vegetable seed.

Takii Europe BV, established in 1991, is an organization with more than 150 employees in different European countries with a Dutch management.

The vegetable branch of Takii Europe is growing fast with a strong focus on: onion, rootstock, brassica-crops, melon/watermelon and tomato. For the expansion of our vegetable activities, we are looking for an

Account / Product Manager Russia


As Account Manager you are responsible for the sales and marketing of vegetable seeds in Russia and leading in the contact with our distributor.

- You will make and implement a sales forecast based on customer requirements.

- You develop introduction – and sales plans in cooperation with Product Managers and distributor

- You follow the market trend of the main crops and translate this into action plans

- You maintain contacts with existing relations and prospects and provide in cooperation with our distributor technical services and play a role in promotion of Takii varieties

- You will participate in a vegetable team of professionals, active in many countries.


As Product Manager you are member of a Product Team, responsible for one of the core crops in the territory of Takii Europe BV.

- You get the opportunity to develop yourself as product specialist, by collecting and updating knowledge about the product group. For this you work closely with Takii breeders.

- In cooperation with breeding and account managers, you develop and execute introduction plans for new varieties.

- You will offer crop advice, make recommendations for variety choice and introduce new varieties to professional growers in strong cooperation with our Account Managers and distributor.

- You contribute to promotional events of Takii Europe B.V.



Job requirements

- Bachelor/Master degree in Marketing/Business Administration/Horticulture/Agriculture (or equal by relevant experience

- Several years working experience in a comparable commercial-technical position in the horticultural business.

- Experience with sales via a distributor.

- Affinity with the main vegetable crops in Russia, especially open field vegetables.

- Excellent command of English.

- Willingness to travel, also outside of Russia.



- Good communicational skills and team player.

- Commercial: sales driven and result oriented.

- Creative, persistent with positive attitude.

- Flexible and service minded.

- Open minded and committed with respect towards others.

- International oriented en capable to interact with different cultures.

Place of employment

- Russia (preferable south).



- Working at Takii Europe BV stands for working at a financial solid and strongly growing company. Takii Europe BV offers a challenging position in an international organization with room for initiative and personal development.

- Initiative and results will be rewarded with a good remuneration package and excellent secondary working conditions.


Further information and job application

For further information on the vacancy please contact Paul Leenheer, Area Sales Manager Vegetables, via ple@takii.eu or telephone number +31(0)6 150 282 09 Please send your job application to Conny Allon, HR manager at our head office in de Kwakel, the Netherlands, via hr@takii.eu.


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