Your function

Shift Sales and Marketing from R&D driven to market driven

  • Responsible for the Sales & Marketing strategy and execution. You develop short- and long-term vision and strategic marketing plans, which can be translated into commercial strategy.
  • Responsible for development and execution of product development, positioning, branding, communication, pricing, and distribution in all countries where the company is present.
  • Make use of insightful market studies and advanced analytics to build marketing strategy.
  • Lead and coach a team of 8 direct reports. Globally the Marketing and Sales department consists of close to 100 employees. Working on average 3 days/week in Tienen (Belgium), you will travel frequently in Europe and occasionally (once or twice a year) transatlantic.
  • Work closely together with plant breeders, product managers, supply chain engineers and production/multiplication managers of various international markets to align product portfolio and connect products in the pipeline with market needs.
  • Member of the management team consisting of 5 executives, direct report to the CEO.

Your profile


  • Master’s degree, with at least 10 years of relevant experience in Sales and/or Marketing in an International Agro Business environment like Seed, Agrochemicals or Fertilizers.
  • Solid understanding of agricultural industry.
  • Full proficiency of English, knowledge of French or Dutch is an asset.


  • Strong leadership skills, connecting people in and across the departments and countries
  • Outstanding team working skills
  • Ability to manage projects in a cross-functional and non-hierarchical context
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Problem solving and analytical thinking
  • Strong listening and communication skills
  • Critical and creative thinking, open minded
  • Stakeholder management, including capacity to coordinate Joint Ventures and Agencies internationally

Are you the person we are looking for?

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or contact Tom Seghers from Ceres Recruitment via +32 483 39 10 65.

SESVanderHave, an international market player in the production of sugar beet seed, is specialized in every aspect of the research, breeding, biotechnology, production, processing and marketing of sugar beet seed. Worldwide, SESVanderHave sells sugar beet varieties resulting from its research and breeding programs with its proprietary germplasm. Each variety represents a customized solution to the needs of a specific sugar beet market. SESVanderHave pursues a proactive policy of investments in biotechnology, modern breeding technologies and improved seed technologies to improve the performance of the sugar beet crop. Wherever sugar beets are grown, SESVanderHave is present. Working at SESVanderHave is working at a company with passion for innovation.