Shift Leader Planting Department

Can you keep the overview while processing millions of cuttings per year? Do you know what it takes to let the automated process run smoothly? And do you have the right skills to guide and motivate people?

The Netherlands is the largest player in floriculture worldwide. We owe this position to the companies that are always innovating. Dekker Chrysanten is one of those companies. We are one of the largest breeders and propagators of chrysanthemums worldwide. We continuously update our assortment with attractive varieties, to keep consumers focused on chrysanthemums. We do this in our own country, but also worldwide through distributors and our own sales offices in Columbia and South Africa. From our production sites in Hensbroek and Tanzania, we supply customers in large parts of the world with chrysanthemum cuttings.
At the Hensbroek location, we work every day to take the next step with a team of 170 in-house employees. As a growing family business that is operating in a dynamic world, we are looking for talent to take us further: people with qualities and capabilities who can see the potential in international floriculture. Are you the planting department shift leader we are looking for?

Your challenge
In the planting department, the chrysanthemum cuttings are stored and processed using an automated process. As a planting department shift leader, you manage the employees who process the cuttings on a daily basis and make sure that the automated planting process runs continuously. You facilitate an efficient start at the beginning of the shift and a proper handover at the end.  You operate a variety of machines and report deviations and technical malfunctions to the troubleshooting employee or the technical department. You solve minor malfunctions yourself. You check the quality level of the cuttings that are processed and supervise the employees in the execution of their work. The production process in the cuttings department is done in two shifts. Work usually starts at 6 a.m. or 3 p.m. In this position, you will report to the manager of the cuttings department.

Your tasks

  • You perform the tasks that are necessary to start the production process and make sure there is a proper information handover at the end of the shift.
  • You operate a variety of machines and do minor technical troubleshooting yourself. You report major malfunctions or deviations to the management or technical department in good time.
  • You make sure data is correctly registered and processed in the computer system.
  • You check the quality level of the cuttings that are processed and guide employees in performing the tasks.
  • You make sure that the planting process keeps running continuously.

What we expect from you

  • You have at least a Secondary Vocational Education (MBO) working and thinking level.
  • You have technical insight and are inventive and decisive.
  • You can work with computers and are stress-resistant.
  • You have excellent communication skills and you can manage employees.
  • You have a good sense of responsibility and are focused on quality.
  • You are willing to work flexible hours and during weekends according to a specific schedule.
  • You are fluent in English; speaking Polish is a plus.
  • This position is for 32-38 hours per week.

What you can expect from us
At Dekker Chrysanten, you can count on a job with a lot of independence. We really appreciate your initiative here. The atmosphere at the company encourages you to make the most of your talent and move forward. When it comes to salary and fringe benefits, we know what specialists are worth.

Our offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 33% holiday pay
  • 5 holiday allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Travel allowance
  • Opportunities for self-development through relevant training
  • Informal working atmosphere
  • Fruit is available in the workplace, and we pay attention to vitality
  • Option to join a thriving staff association

We look forward to hearing from you!
Let us know if you think you could become our future planting department shift leader. Apply now using the form below or send your response to If you want to find out more about this position, call 0226 – 45 60 60 and ask for Erica van den Boogaart, recruiter, Dick Beelen, production manager.



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