Job offer - Trainee Production Management

Trainee Production Management

( starting location Ethiopia )

Did you graduate with a relevant Bachelor (BSc.) degree, do you feel at home in horticulture and would you like to work abroad for a while? This is your chance Trainee Production management (starting location Ethiopia)


Our client is one of the largest players on the international market of breeding and propagation of flower-, vegetable- and ornamental plant varieties. The production of starting material (cuttings) takes place at multiple production locations, including Ethiopia. The cuttings must meet the highest quality standards and are transported after harvesting by air to The Netherlands, or directly to customers anywhere in the world

As integral part of day-to-day operations, the company and the management of its global operations take concrete responsibility for effective CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility); something visibly and transparently broadcasted to the outside world.

The farm comprises a production area of 16 hectares and is located about 150 km from the capital Addis Ababa. The current management team consists of three persons who during the working week remain on the farm where they stay in pleasant and modern bungalows. For those who want to during their free time, accommodation is arranged in Addis Ababa, a city with all the amenities of an internationally oriented capital.

Job description

This vacancy is an ideal starting point for a career in the operational side of floriculture production.

After a learning pathway at the Dutch home organization, you will leave for the operation in Ethiopia. There you will get ample opportunity to develop your talents further. You will become acquainted with the various production processes and cultivation techniques around the cutting products which the company markets worldwide. Subject to a satisfactory performance, you'll eventually find your way as production manager and the possibility will be there over time to transfer to another subsidiary or affiliate in their international network.

Job requirements

Prime conditions to be eligible as a candidate, is a recently finalized BSc. level education and a demonstrated affinity with the agricultural sector. We furthermore take it you are a self-assured and driven personality with the ambition to work and live abroad, starting in East Africa.

You furthermore have a background and personality which fits into the company and which comprises the ambition to become meaningful in a leading company. You have a great interest in the world of crop management and you have entrepreneurial abilities, as well as a great degree of flexibility and a pioneering spirit.

Working conditions

What's the company offering? You start in a fascinating function abroad with career perspective towards the future. Because you possibly become a future member of the key-management somewhere in the company, you will be closely supervised and properly coached.  The salary for the position is good from the start, with benefits which are excellent and as a whole certainly in line with the market. Throughout the company there is a pleasant informal working atmosphere with enthusiastic and motivated colleagues.


Please send your English CV/Resume, motivation letter and passport photo to, or contact Jan Meijer via 0622 458 832

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