At Rijk Zwaan, we develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. That puts us right at the start of the food chain, and means that we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world.
At Rijk Zwaan, we develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally. That puts us right at the start of the food chain, and means that we contribute to the health and well-being of people all over the world. 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 3,800 people in 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.
In the world’s top 5 of globally-operating vegetable breeding companies, Rijk Zwaan holds a mid-position. Growers, processors and retailers constantly want new varieties with new added value. Rijk Zwaan’s breeders continually ensure that our range of varieties is tailored to what the market demands.
After creating new varieties we have to produce the seed. Our seed production spans the globe. The logistics departments then co-ordinate the seed production to ensure it takes place at the correct time and yields the right quantities of the required quality. We sell our seed in more than 100 different countries all over the world.
We are looking for:
Rijk Zwaan continues to expand its activities. We are constantly looking for motivated new employees, who fit in with our company culture. Not as replacements, because there is hardly any staff turnover, but to keep up with on-going growth. The knowledge-intensive branch in which Rijk Zwaan operates demands new colleagues in diverse areas. For instance, we have room for people to work in crops, in the field or in the laboratory, but also in quality control, ICT, commerce and HR. We have positions like these open at our establishments in De Lier and Fijnaart in the Netherlands but also at our subsidiaries abroad.
What we have to offer:
Rijk Zwaan is convinced of the advantages of long-term employment, for the organisation and for its employees. That is why you are given the freedom to work as if you were your own boss. You can go on developing while at the same time enjoying a pleasant and lasting work environment with motivated colleagues. Our primary aim is offering this pleasant and lasting work environment. Because we like to provide long-term employment we want to be absolutely sure that you genuinely fit in with the organisation and mentality of Rijk Zwaan. So we are both convinced? Then you immediately get a permanent contract at Rijk Zwaan.
Sustainability and social responsibility are a natural part of Rijk Zwaan. Our vegetable seeds and our specific knowledge and techniques enable us to contribute to a healthy future. Through breeding on more robust varieties with better resistance, higher yield and improved shelf life we contribute to a more sustainable and efficient production and processing of vegetables. We aim to stimulate vegetable consumption by introducing appealing vegetables and new versatile concepts, like snack vegetables.
As an employer, our primary objective is to offer every employee an enjoyable and long-term job with attractive pay and conditions. As a logical extension of that, we pay close attention to the environments affecting our employees. In our everyday work, we contribute to a better world through the way we treat people and through the things we do.”