Vacancy: Technical Area Manager

Organisation:                    Bakker Brothers

Department:                     Sales & Marketing

Job title:                           Technical Area Manager

Location:                           Noord-Scharwoude, the Netherlands

The Technical Area Manager is responsible for product development activities and the source of knowledge for our distribution partners. Which means that you will test, collect, analyze and evaluate the performances of our products after release by our R&D department. In cooperation with distribution partners you develop a portfolio of products which fulfill their market needs.

What we need is an expert, that knows all ins and outs of the product profiles in the region, and that you will have a good idea of the growing practices in the market-segments that we serve. This knowledge you will share with our R&D department to improve decision processes of varieties to advance and to align our product portfolio with market needs.

In order to be successful, you must be a good communicator as well. A large share of the function you are communicating on distance by phone, e-mail and WhatsApp with the technical team of our local partners based in the countries in the region. 

We encourage less experienced candidates as well to apply for this position, but an absolute must is an agricultural background developed by study or experience.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage product profiles and develop a product portfolio for your region
  • Planning and executing product trials and collect, analyze and interpretate data
  • Develop and expand a strong commercial portfolio for your region
  • Present your results to different stake-holders internal and external

Your skills

  • Capable of motivating internal and external stake holders for the “need’ of your market
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication skills as well
  • You use data for your opinions and conclusions
  • Structured way of working

Your qualifications

  • You know your way around database software, such as Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Power Bi and Mercado is considered as a plus

Your profile

  • You’ve completed a relevant education on HBO-level or, preferably, WO-level
  • You are fluent in English. French or Arabic is a plus
  • You love to travel for business
  • You are not afraid to get hands-on when collecting data in the field
  • You have a keen interest in different cultures
  • You have the mindset of a specialist
  • You are passionate about vegetables


Please send your cover letter and resume and CV to in order to apply for the job.