Cropspecialist for the crop Cutchrysanthemum

At Royal Van Zanten, our people and our shared passion make us unique. It is our purpose to pass on the passion that we share for our flowers and plants and for growing our business.

Van Zanten Breeding is looking for a CROPSPECIALIST for the crop Cut Chrysanthemum

With your expertise we can supply high quality material to our customers!


Your responsibilities

You are responsible for optimal cultivation so that the cuttings are available to our customers on time, in sufficient quantities and in the intended quality. You coordinate the activities regarding the cultivation, climate and crop protection strategy; a part of the tasks you also carry out independently.

You make space, work and cultivation planning in cooperation with the breeders. You work closely with the team leader Labor, in his absence you will replace him.

You participate in the team that takes care of the weekend shifts; you are also available as back-up for breakdown shifts.

The location is Rijsenhout, which is along the A4, close to Schiphol Airport. This is a full-time position. You will report to the location manager.


You are unique

We are looking for a colleague who shares our passion for flowers and plants.
You are resolute, decisive and have good communication skills.
You can work independently, but also work well in a team.


We are looking for candidates with the following profile:

  • a completed HBO education, in the field of cultivation
  • broad experience in the field of cultivation
  • preferably knowledge of breeding principles
  • have knowledge of climate control systems, fertilization systems and horticultural technology
  • possess a crop protection license or be prepared to obtain one
  • good working knowledge of software applications
  • good command of both the Dutch and English language


Royal Van Zanten has a lot to offer  

We offer you a career and an opportunity to keep developing your work and yourself. It is our strategy to invest in the continuous development of our people, products, processes and the overall quality.

We are ambitious, and we hope that you are too. We offer a competitive salary, great secondary conditions and – most importantly – a passionate team of colleagues that will make every day of working with Royal Van Zanten a pleasure.

You will work in an international environment and have contact with colleagues worldwide.

Our benefits package is generous, with vacation pay, travel reimbursement, a bonus scheme as well as a pension with BPL, 25½ vacation days per year, a bicycle plan, company physiotherapy, group health insurance and more.


Are you enthusiastic? We would love to hear from you. You can send us your application at If you have any questions about the position, please contact Jean Paul van der Gaag, locatiemanager via 06 8349 0933..

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Working at Royal Van Zanten

“At our lab in Rijsenhout I work with a team of researchers on improving varieties by means of quality controls, new germination techniques and DNA research.”

Wim Rook, Head of Laboratory

“Royal Van Zanten has given me the opportunity to take courses and qualify as a breeder. I’ve been a breeder for five years now and I’m beginning to see the first results of my labour... and I’m very proud of them."

Dave Geerlings, Breeder

“I really enjoy working for Royal Van Zanten because of the many flowers and plants here. After a few years in the Gladiolus department, I have now been working in the Lily breeding department for three years. Even without specialist training, Royal Van Zanten is giving me plenty of opportunities to grow.”

Adriaan Zweemer, Assistant Breeder

"Our products bring smiles to people's faces"

Jamada Bwambale, Team Leader, Mukono Uganda

"We are passionate about happiness, flowers and plants are a ‘feel-good-business’."

Pieter Huys, Manager Finance, Uganda
Wim Rook, Head of Laboratory
Dave Geerlings, Breeder
Adriaan Zweemer, Assistant Breeder
Jamada Bwambale, Team Leader, Mukono Uganda
Pieter Huys, Manager Finance, Uganda