Director, UK

Strategic and commercial leadership

Are you a strategic thinker who is always planning ahead, ready to seize opportunities? Due to the upcoming retirement of the existing Director we are seeking a suitable replacement. Read more and apply through our website! 

What are you going to do?

As Director you will lead our commercial office in the UK. Guided by the Enza Zaden strategy you ensure that the office continues to grow following a solid long-term vision. You will be responsible for the commercial and general management.

Our office is an independent commercial business and your tasks will include the management of sales organisation and daily operations.
Together with a team of specialist in various disciplines you develop a multiyear strategy both on (key) customer as well as crop level. You manage sales activities and the development and expansion of (new) markets.

Furthermore you are responsible for the yearly budget (P&L), compliance to (local) legal requirements, optimal organisational structure and team composition of the Enza Zaden UK team.
You’ll be part of the Regional Management Team of North West Europe

Your power

Your strong leadership skills enable you to execute Enza Zaden’s strategy whilst adapting it to local circumstances. You are a true entrepreneur and able to inspire your team to create and deliver commercial success.

You are flexible and able to adapt your leadership style to different situations and people. Moreover you are able to stimulate your employees in further developing our companies’ competences. You create an open-minded environment encouraging innovation and change. You will be a strong team player encouraging the UK team’s full participation within the North West European crop teams.  

You are a strategic thinker and an experienced manager who is always planning ahead, ready to seize opportunities, supported by a strong team.

• At least BSc level 
• Eight to ten years’ work experience in a national or international commercial sales position.
• A clear vision and is able to translate the Enza Zaden vision towards daily operation in Enza Zaden UK
• Excellent and effective communication and negotiation skills.

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 1800 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.

Enza Zaden UK

In the United Kingdom Enza Zaden has a commercial office in Vale of Evesham, in one of the country’s most important vegetable growing areas.
The focus of our activities in the UK is on tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and leafy crops and other vegetables


Please send your application to the HR department. For more information please contact Sandra Zuiderhof, HR Manager, phone +31 (0)228 350 100.

Click here to apply for this job online.


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