Are you the enthusiastic visionary Business Development Manager who can take GRODAN Group’s international Home Gardening business to the next level?  Are you the candidate with high ambitions and are you able to challenge and motivate others?  Welcome to GRODAN…

This is who we are
GRODAN is a part of the ROCKWOOL Group, the world’s leading supplier of innovative products and systems based on stone wool, improving the environment and the quality of life for millions of people. GRODAN supplies innovative and sustainable stone wool substrate solutions for the professional horticultural sector and the Home Gardening market, based on PRECISION GROWING principles. These high tech stone wool substrates are offered together with tailor-made advice and tools to support PRECISION GROWING (the most efficient and effective method of growing) and thereby facilitating sustainable crop cultivation. GRODAN solutions are used for the cultivation of many crops including tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, eggplants, roses and gerberas. Sustainability plays a prominent role within GRODAN, from production of GRODAN substrates to end of life solutions. Founded in 1969, GRODAN is active in more than sixty countries worldwide with its head office located in Roermond, The Netherlands.

This is the role
The Business Development Manager we are looking for will be responsible for the success of GRODAN Group’s Home Gardening market in Western Europe. In this role you will be responsible for realizing ambitious sales targets, portfolio management, channel management, product development and marketing planning. On strategy you will be responsible for long-term forecasting and implementation of the Home Gardening business plan. Primarily you will enlarge the Home Growing Business of GRODAN and identify, develop and create new business opportunities… As Business Development Manager Home Gardening you will be the linking pin between Supply Chain, Marketing and Development departments within GRODAN and take care of the internal processes needed for the fast growing Home Gardening business.
This is what you offer
You are an energetic, result-driven entrepreneur with a goal getter mentality. As a Business Development Manager you are a strategic thinker who’s also able to act on  and implement the chosen strategy. You are a strong communicator who’s able to work in a multi-cultural and cross-functional environment.

  • Masters degree in Marketing/Sales Management/Business Administration or equal knowledge gained through work experience;
  • Retail experience, preferably in the Home Gardening category/green category;
  • At least 5 -7 years of experience in business development;
  • Good knowledge of retail sales processes, strategic marketing and strong affinity with following market developments;
  • Understanding the key financial drivers of running a successful business;
  • Proven to be successful in start-up business;
  • Fluent in English and preferably in Dutch, both written and spoken;
  • International travelling will be required (25-40%)

This is what we offer
GRODAN offers the Business Development Manager a challenging position within a very professional and ambitious multinational company. You will work for the an international company with high quality, innovative products in a challenging setting. There is much room for entrepreneurship and personal development. We are proud of our friendly culture where teamwork and a down to earth attitude are common.
If you recognize yourself in this profile and challenge, we kindly invite you to apply, using the button below. For further information please contact Simone van Onck via +316 46 24 14 76.