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Business Developer – High Tech Horticulture






Business Developer – High Tech Horticulture

Company in the international substrate industry
Our client is an organization that supplies a total package of natural substrates and potting soils to the international commercial horticulture sector. With numerous sales and production companies in Europe, America and Asia, and a network of sales and production partners on every continent. Everywhere, our growing media provide a vital basis for the growth of fruit, vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants and trees.

The company is constantly working on product development to anticipate on future market demands. Developments in the horticultural sector are going fast. Indoor- and vertical farming technics develop fast. The demand for new substrates and cultivation systems are increasing. To properly serve the customer in this high-tech horticulture, our client is looking for a Business Developer – High Tech Horticulture. 

The role:
You will be responsible for this 'new' international customer group. You expand your network with all parties that are active within this new market segment. You know the players, their products and you are aware of new technical developments. You build on your network and you are active both nationally and internationally. You know where which projects are being set up and where practical research is being done.

Together with your product development colleagues, you ensure that the innovative products meet the needs of this new market. You think along with your customers and you set up internal cultivation trials to test the new products and to show customers their added value in practice.

Job requirements:

  • Experience and network in high tech horticulture  (indoor and vertical farming)
  • Commercial experience in the (international) horticultural sector
  • Passion for plants and green innovation
  • Being able to translate customer wishes into product development
  • Strong communicator, creative, result driven, enthusiastic
  • Takes initiative, team player, convincing personality
  • Speaking good English in addition to Dutch, an extra foreign language is an advantage
  • Willing to travel
  • HBO – University work and thinking level

What we can offer:

  • A challenging job at a professional organization
  • The space to do things your way
  • Informal working environment where innovation and quality are of paramount importance
  • Personal development is stimulated
  • Nice team of experienced employees
  • Good salary appropriate to the challenge

Your response:
Lutgo Recruitment is the representative of this client for the recruitment of candidates for this position. If this job offer is of interest please apply by email: 

If you have questions please feel free to contact:

Arja van Meekeren
Tel: +31 6 2765 8486

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