Commercial Business Center Director North Europe

Job description

The objectives of this position are to:

Identify commercial opportunities and initiate and lead Hazera's commercial activities in BeNeLux, Scandinavia, Germany, UK, Poland and Ukraine.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Leading the regional commercial activities including by the local subsidiaries;
  • Increasing sales turnover, profitability and market share;
  • Improving sales processes and procedure, forecast accuracy, setting indicators and targets, implementation of methodologies and proper practices;
  • Managing and improving interfaces between the headquarters and subsidiaries;
  • Managing the interface between Sales and other functions like Marketing, Supply Chain, R&D, Human Resources.

Job requirements

Profile:

  • Bachelor or master's degree in agricultural science or related field – an advantage;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the seed or related industry, preferably in vegetable seeds;
  • Proven experience in working for global large and complex organizations;
  • Proven experience in managing sales of proprietary products;
  • Experience in managing teams, subsidiaries or an extensive dealers network;
  • Willingness to travel internationally;
  • Fluent in English, Dutch a significant advantage.


Personal skills:

  • Ability to deliver results and execute a sales plan;
  • Global organization perspective and cooperative with matrix interfaces;
  • Open minded, creative, flexible - Genuine interest to learn;
  • Team player;
  • Customer orientation - Internal / External;
  • Multicultural adaptability;
  • Leadership: build high performing teams based on trust, collaboration and diversity;
  • Business acumen;
  • Develops and empower people;
  • Strategic Oversight and strategic planning;
  • Managerial courage, ability to lead change.


About Hazera Seeds:

Hazera is a worldwide leader in the breeding, development, production and marketing of hybrid vegetable seed varieties, characterized by advanced research & development, marketing throughout the world, and agro-technical support. Combining decades of experience with state-of-the-art technology, Hazera constantly develops new products that address market needs. Thanks to our core beliefs of expertise, trust, engagement and dynamism, shared by our committed teams we strive to continuously exceed the expectations of our customers. Hazera headquarters are situated in Israel and The Netherlands and with a worldwide presence through our 12 subsidiaries. Hazera is part of the Limagrain Group.


Working at Hazera means contributing in a professional way to the growth of our business, in an informal, international environment. We are customer and market oriented and teamwork is important. Other characteristics of our organization are openness, flexibility and orientation on results. We focus on employee development with consideration and respect for individual needs. That’s why it's great to work at Hazera! For more information please visit our website www.hazera.nl and www.hazera.com.


Interested?

If you are interested in joining a growing organization please apply by submitting your cv in English.