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Grower/Site Manager in Hungary

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You will  be responsible for setting up the new breeding location.

“Our goal is to enrich the lives of people with healthy food and beautiful flowers”

Does this appeal to you? Would you like to join one of our enthusiastic vegetable breeding teams who are constantly involved in creating and developing healthy food and beautiful flowers? Then please read on…

Takii Europe

Takii Europe is a subsidiary of Takii & Co., Ltd. in Japan. Headquartered in De Kwakel, The Netherlands. We cover the European, Middle East, African and Central Asia markets of our parent company. We manage breeding stations, production sites and sales offices contributing to the supply and promotion of a wide assortment of vegetables and flower varieties to professional growers and to the home garden market. Recruitment for our European sister companies is coordinated from these headquarters.

Takii Europe is setting up a new breeding site in Szigetszentmiklos, in the centre of the cabbage growing area in Hungary. This site will be operated by a grower/site manager who will work closely together with the cabbage breeding team in the Netherlands.

For this new site we are looking for a fulltime, enthusiastic and driven

Grower/Site Manager (this vacancy has been filled)

Main tasks

To start off with, you will be responsible for setting up the new breeding location, by furnishing the workspace and ordering tools and materials and consulting with the owner of the property (and other parties) to coordinate the activities that you will be outsourcing to them. Under the supervision of the cabbage breeder and manager R&D in the Netherlands, you will be responsible for setting up and executing breeding support activities for the development of new cabbage varieties, such as raising young plants, growing trials of cabbage and other crops, maintenance of machines, equipment and selected plants.  You will hire temporary workers when needed, keep up with local legislation and report to the R&D manager on topics such as daily work, costs and expenses. This job means multitasking, combining your experience as a grower with your tasks (and talents) as an excellent organizer!

Job requirements

As the site is a new one you must enjoy pioneering. You are quite able to combine several roles: as an organiser, a supervisor and as vegetable grower. You communicate easily with various parties you collaborate with to get the work done.
We expect you to have a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. You are trained in plant production, cultivation, plant physiology and plant protection and you have ample experience in running field trials. For this function, it is necessary that you are fluent in English, both written and orally. You love to work both individually and with a team. You are accurate, well organised, flexible, creative, and driven. Relevant experience in a similar job is a plus.


Working at Takii Europe stands for working at a financially solid and strongly growing company. We offer a challenging position in an international organization with room for initiative and personal development. Initiative and results will be rewarded with a good remuneration package and excellent secondary working conditions.

Information and job application

If you would like to know more about this position, please contact Siegfried Lachmann Manager R&D in De Kwakel, the Netherlands at +31652406511 or email sla@takii.eu.

This vacancy has been filled. 

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