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Operations manager greenhouse

Operations manager greenhouse

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Nagele, FL, NL

Legal Entity:  KWS BENELUX BV (0083)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  12776

KWS Benelux B.V. is recruiting for the position of Operations Manager Greenhouse for our location in Nagele, Flevoland. As a member of the local management team, you’ll be responsible for organizing and leading the potato-related activity in the greenhouse of the breeding station. This position is unlimited and full-time.


Your tasks:

  • Responsible for all greenhouse related potato activity of station Nagele
  • Line management of a crew of 11 permanent colleagues and up to 40 operational flexible colleagues
  • Act as key contact for the potato breeders for greenhouse related work
  • Identify and propose necessary greenhouse related investments within the station
  • Develop, organize and maintain protocols for greenhouse related activities
  • Pro-active approach in respecting and “translating” protocols into daily work
  • Organize the work planning together with the station management team
  • Be the key contact in the automation of data flow of greenhouse related activities


Background and competencies:

  • Horticultural education or relevant work experience
  • Experience (or strong interest) in leading a team
  • Ability to act with confidence
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, teams and external stakeholders
  • Ability to lead others and build relations
  • Ability to think ahead and organize accordingly
  • Dutch and English language skills
  • A passion to work with crops 


Our offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus up to 8 extra ‘seniority’ days off, depending on age
  • Possibility to buy KWS shares at a discount
  • Collective BPL pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program to support overall wellbeing
  • Extensive opportunities to develop yourself, as part of the 'Make yourself grow' strategy


Did we spark your interest?
Then apply now via our online portal and send us your documents. We look forward to getting to know you!


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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