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International Crop Advisor, Plants (NL and Asia)

Organization

Our client is a growing and progressive company focused on the production of flower seeds and the processing of potted plants. The company is among the world's top international processing companies. Its headquarters is located in the Netherlands. 
With more than 280 employees in the Netherlands and Africa, they deliver their quality seeds to customers in over 35 countries, with good cultivation and marketing support. The strength of the company lies in its strong genetics, search for constant innovation and sharing expertise. The personal and professional development and involvement of employees and the close corporate culture are important. For this client we are looking for an International Cultivation Advisor, Plants.

Purpose of the position

As a result of an increase in international activities, in Asia in particular, we are looking for candidates for the expansion of their Advisory Division on behalf of the company. As an International Cultivation Advisor for the regions of Asia and parts of the Netherlands, you are responsible for advising and training the growers in your area in the cultivation of your plant products. The customers you visit in Asia and the Netherlands for advice and support in cultivation will often be young plant breeders. 

In this exciting and challenging position, you are constantly looking for ways to improve the results of this audience by supporting them in optimizing their cultivation methods. You will see the needs of support among these growers and translate them into plans to make this support efficient, measurable and followable. 

Job description

In addition to advising growers, you also provide training for the employees of our customers at the young plant companies. The purpose of this is to share knowledge so that they can in turn advise Growers of their customers in the cultivation of your company's products. In view of this advice and training, you will visit your customers in East Asia (China and Japan) on a regular basis. 

To maintain and strengthen your own knowledge and to share your experiences, keep in close contact with colleagues and breeders at the headquarters in the Netherlands. 

Job requirements

You are trained in horticulture with a minimum of 5-10 years relevant work experience in cultivation and/or similar functions. You have good communication skills and a good command of English (understanding, speaking and writing). You are used to business trips and able to bring the customers and their growers/growers to a higher quality level by transferring knowledge and experience. You have a commercial attitude and have problem solving skills. You are results-oriented, take initiative and you can work well alone, independently. You are experienced with IT systems and the use of internet and social media. The latter because it is used by the company as an instrument for communicating with your customers and maintaining your network. Traveling will take about 50% of your available working hours. 

Working conditions

The terms of employment of the vacancy are good and in accordance with the level of the position. 

Location

The Netherlands

Click here to check the original vacancy post in Dutch and to apply online.


09/11/2017



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