Rijk Zwaan

Rijk Zwaan is an international family-owned company with a people-oriented culture. Our company is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. We have a long-term focus, which is why we offer our employees a permanent contract as soon as they join us. From our strategic position we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world by stimulating vegetable consumption and contributing to the world food supply. Everything we do is about growth. The growth of natural products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 3,300 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential. Working with colleagues to produce the best and tastiest vegetables. Reinforcing, helping and inspiring one another. That’s how we want to continuously work together towards a healthy future. 

International and sustainable ambitions 

Our rapidly expanding company offers plenty of opportunities to work on your personal and professional development. We provide numerous options for training and learning through our own RZ Academy and we facilitate tailor-made traineeships, internships and research projects. Due to our large investments in high-tech developments, we are looking for new colleagues with a background in Business Information Management, Computer Science / Engineering or Data Science / Analytics. Besides, we have challenging opportunities for students with a background in Business, HR, Supply Chain and Marketing. 

If you have sustainable and international ambitions, you’ve come to the right place at Rijk Zwaan!


At Rijk Zwaan we are looking for entrepreneurial, loyal and open minded people who are engaged, honest and have an international view as well as team spirit. Every year there are several management traineeship opportunities that will give you thorough knowledge of Rijk Zwaan and the various disciplines in our breeding company. After you have completed the first three years in the job, depending on your development and experience, you will then move to the next job. In the process you will determine your own development path jointly with the HR Advisor and the Board of Directors. We will look particularly at what you are good at and how you can provide the greatest added value for Rijk Zwaan. We will then place you accordingly. For example, you could progress to become an executive or project manager. At Rijk Zwaan we believe it is important that the job suits you well. 


Learn more about our job opportunities at www.rijkzwaancareers.com or