Business Area Manager M/F

Full-time permanent position




Sakata Vegetables Europe is a subsidiary of Sakata Seed Corporation (Japan) and is responsible for the development and expansion of the activities across the EMEA area. With our wide array of vegetable seeds, we want to create a confidence-based relationship with our customers, working to our age-old motto of Quality, Reliability and Service.

Among the Sales department of Sakata Vegetables Europe, you will participate to the structuration of our sales network and the development of our turnover.




To continue in our successful growth, we are looking for an additional new team member who, as Business Area Manager, will take care of the development of our sales, product promotion and business development in the Northern Europe Area (especially Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Norway, Finland and Iceland).

As such your main missions will be to:


  • Organize and develop sales to our distribution partners and growers
  • Analyse and report regularly about market trends, economic developments and sales to the Northern Europe Sales Manager
  • Coordinate and achieve sales forecast and budgets
  • Organize trials for promotion to growers with our partners
  • Coordinate knowledge transfer between growers, partners and the Sakata teams’ Product Developers

This position requires to travel extensively in the Northern Europe Area and occasionally to other EU countries. Under the responsibility of the Northern Europe Sales Manager, working with other teams abroad will be key to succeed.




We are looking for candidates with experience in sales in the vegetables/seeds sector with good market knowledge. A degree and/or very good knowledge in agronomy is preferred.

The position requires an important autonomy level, reliability and organizational aptitudes with methodical approach. You know how to manage sales and expenses budgets. Thus, you will have developed good relational skills to communicate, persuade and enforce sales and promotion. Working in Sakata also requires to be open minded, flexible and team oriented.

Fluency in Dutch and English, as well as efficient use of office automation tools are necessary.




This position is available as soon as possible and is home-office based. If this matches your project, please send us your application in English (Resume and Cover letter), before 2018, July the 27th, by email at the following address: .

Be assured that all applications are treated with a high level of confidentiality. Thank you for your interest.

home-office based
permanent position

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