Senior Cultivation Specialist

Netherlands
08 April 2020
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Challenged to achieve something extraordinary

As a member of our team, you will be challenged in your everyday work and participate in interesting projects to evolve new technologies and products for ROCKWOOL. Your work will contribute to innovations that will take our business forward and enable us to stay leaders in our industry. In our creative and dynamic work environment, you will be empowered to engage with credible partners and be at the very forefront of our industry. 

Do you have the ambition to take a leading role in helping Grodan create the future of horticultural growing Were offering a great opportunity for a Cultivation Specialist that will work with our market leading Grodan team, our customers and our partners to grow and further develop our business.  

 

The more you know, the better you grow 
By making it possible to grow on stone wool, Grodan played a foundational role in sustainable horticulture. Throughout our 50 year history weve worked continuously to advance this way of growing and have since enabled our customers to grow in the most efficient and sustainable way possible We do this by helping our customers reduce the use of valuable resources like water, space and nutrients and at the same time achieve better yields and quality.  Grodan believes in bringing the most innovative solutions to market and as a testament to that we have recently launched a new software platform that integrates greenhouse data and provides growers better cultivation insights.You will be part of the Grodan Research & Development department (10 professionals) in Roermond and report to the R&D Director.  

 

Your challenge  

As cultivation specialist with a background in plant science & greenhouse horticulture, your main responsibilities will be to: 

  • Take a leading role in creating and realising Grodans vision for the future of cultivation; develop the products and competitive edge for Grodan towards 2021 and beyond. 

  • Cultivation lead for the team.  Define, lead and participate in market, application and research oriented initiatives. 

  • Cultivate an internal and external network including academic institutes, commercial research organizations and industrial partners. 

  • Address market needs by translating insights into new products, applications, and services. 

  • Disseminate insights and know-how to the rest of the Grodan organization, facilitate trainings. 

  • In this field of expertise, provide 3rd line support to the organization. 

  • Ensure that Grodan maintains its technological edge. 

Your profile 

  • Academic degree agriculture or plant science with a specialization in greenhouse horticulture (or having achieved sufficient experience with greenhouse horticultural systems).  

  • 3+ years work experience in horticulture, related to plant and crop growth and production 

  • Experience working in projects and according to project methodologies. 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in both Dutch and English 

  • Strong  network within the horticulture industry within this field of expertise 

  • Sensitive towards new trends and innovations in the horticulture industry 

  • Ability to maintain internal and external contacts and to act and communicate at different levels in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment  

  • You will be working in our research centers in Westland and Limburg, you will be working in Roermond at least 1 day a week. 

Best of both worlds! 
Being part of the successful ROCKWOOL Group, we are a relatively small, hence international and dynamic company active in 70 countries. We offer you a challenging role within a professional and ambitious company with high quality innovative products, systems and services. There is plenty of room for entrepreneurship and the communication lines are short. We are proud of our friendly culture where teamwork and a down to earth attitude are common. In addition to a competitive salary and good benefits, Grodan/ROCKWOOL also offers ample opportunities to work on your personal development. 

 

Interested? 
If you recognize yourself in this profile and challenge, we kindly invite you to apply, using the button below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
to contact our recruiter Dave Coppen via dave.coppen@rockwool.com or +3161562 0130. 

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