Our purpose is simple and compelling: To release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living.
ROCKWOOL products save energy and water and reduce CO2 emissions, protect buildings from the spread of fire; reduce waste; improve acoustic comfort, building performance and aesthetics; and enhance Precision Growing, thereby improving the efficiency of fresh food production.
While the stone we use may be millions of years old, what we do with it is cutting-edge. Every day, ROCKWOOL colleagues are developing and applying new technologies to release yet more potential of stone wool to enrich modern life.
Would you also be proud to enrich society like we do? Apply now to join us as we improve modern living conditions for millions of people worldwide.
Do you have the ambition to take a leading role in helping Grodan create the future of horticultural growing? We’re 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 we’ve 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.
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 Grodan’s 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.
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.
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 Marian de Vries, Managing Consultant, telefoon 06 46 26 53 56 of via firstname.lastname@example.org. We exclusively outsourced the recruitment for this vacancy to Agri Recruitment.