European Technical Manager
Posted on Dec 25, 2019 by Restrain
Based in the Netherlands, Restrain manufactures and leases generators which distribute a continuous low concentration of ethylene gas for use in potato and onion stores to control sprouting and in tomato and bell pepper glass houses, to enhance ripening. Due to rapid growth they now require a European Product Technical Manager to support the customer base across the business. Their unique proposition is that ethylene is a natural gas which leaves no chemical residue on the crops it is used on. Restrain has developed unique technology for the sensors used in the generators, which ensures a consistent, stable level of ethylene for storing or ripening crops. Backed by a well-funded parent Restrain are ideally positioned to increase their share of this market due to recent regulatory change.
This senior position reports to the Global Technical Manager and is a pivotal appointment for the success of the business linking the technical product offer to the commercial business activity. The Product Technical Manager will be responsible for providing trials, technical and commercial support to the company's field teams, farmers, clients and processors. As the 'go to' person for technical advice in the team, it is imperative that you can present concepts and lead technical discussions with colleagues, customers, and service suppliers across the globe as the company's market share rapidly expands. Analysing the market, customers and industry variety portfolio then implementing a strategy to develop new protocols with commercial varieties will be a key responsibility.
To be successful you will need to have the relevant industry experience and technical background of potatoes and a wide range of crop production as well as excellent communication and relationship building skills, You will need to develop the understanding of the technical knowledge base within the business and be able to communicate new ideas to customers. The ability to identify and propose new concepts for future opportunities based on practical experience will also be critical. Most importantly you must also share our client's passion for solving problems for the whole customer base.
Languages: must be fluent in English, Dutch, French or German
If you are currently working within an agribusiness or business with relevant experience and wish to join an organization that is rapidly expanding, please call Bertie Mayo on for a confidential discussion.