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General Manager - South Africa (M/F)

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General information


The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
As a global leader in the vegetable seeds industry, Hazera, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, brings you expertise, commitment and support founded on the legacies of Hazera Genetics and Nickerson-Zwaan. Combining decades of experience with state-of-the-art technology, we breed, develop, produce and market varieties and seeds in a wide range of vegetable crops around the world.  






Local contract

Local contract only

Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

We are looking for a General Manager to be in charge of leading Hazera South Africa subsidiary's vision and efforts. You will be responsible for managing and developing business strategy and sales to further strengthen our position in the SA market.

Based in Johannesburg, SA



Job description

* Lead the local team - with 20 direct reports.
* Oversee daily operations of Hazera Seeds, while leading and motivating the team.
* Ensure the creation and implementation of a mid-term plan designed to grow the business.
* Manage and develop the sales, margin, and profitability identifying and pursuing commercial opportunities and overseeing Hazera Seeds activities.
* Implement marketing-communication strategies and plans including for accelerating digitization, events, brand excellence, contents and PR. 
* Represent and cooperate with Hazera sister companies- #HMC and #VMK.
* Manage and supervise financial and commercial business matters like price and credit policy, forecasting etc.
* Efficiently work with the other functions within the Hazera Seeds organization.



* Higher educational level in Agriculture and/or Business Administration.
* Good understanding of the seed industry or of the professional agricultural environment in SA.
* More than 5 years’ experience in a commercial management position preferably for an international company.
* People-oriented management style.
* Professional reporting and computer skills.
* Strong action-driven personality and self-motivation.
Driving License.
* Willing to travel frequently (30%).
* Fluent in English, additional language desired (Dutch, Hebrew French are nice to have).

Abilities and Personal skills:

* Build high performing team based on trust, collaboration and diversity.
* Working at both strategic and operational levels and solving complex issues.
* Multicultural adaptability: Working across national and cultural boundaries to build joint commitment.
* Superior interpersonal, influencing and presentation skills, results driven and collaborative spirit.
* Open minded, creative, flexible - Genuine interest to learn.
* Managerial courage, ability to lead change.
* Develops and empower people.
* Customer focus.
* Business acumen

Position localization

Job location

Africa, South Africa

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more