As an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers, Limagrain is the fourth largest seed company in the world. We move agriculture forward to meet food challenges. As a creator and producer of plant varieties the Group markets vegetable seeds, field seeds and cereal products. We makes sales of almost 2 billion Euros and have nearly 9,000 employees spread over 42 countries.
Menaco (www.menaco.nl) is a Limagrain company assigned with the sales of high quality vegetable seeds in the Middle-East and North-Africa for the brands Huizer, Nickerson Zwaan and DP. To support our business growth we are seeking for a
General Manager Menaco
fulltime/based in The Netherlands
You will be responsible for creating and executing strategies, establishing goals, creating sales pitches to gain commercial success in the Middle-East and North Africa. You have the overall responsibility for commercial, product development, finance, HR, Legal, IT and customer service. This means that you are managing strategic plans, price policies, all the brand activities of distributors and our CRM. You collect and analyze business information and monitor the market introduction of new varieties. You negotiate with authorities on registration of varieties, import-export issues, etc. Securing, supervising and steering the work of the product development consultant and his team is also part of the job.
You have an university degree (MBA is a plus) with minimum 5 years of experience in commercial management in an international company, preferably working experience in the Middle East and North Africa. Knowledge and experience of clearance processes and documentation is a plus. Excellent and effective communication and negotiating skills, the ability to carry out an annual sales plan as well as flexibility, a hands-on mentality and thorough capacity to analyze are essential assets to succeed in this position. Fluent command of English language is required. The job requires frequent traveling.
Working for us 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.
If you’re ready to learn and be challenged, we want to hear from you today, you can apply by ''solliciteer direct''.