Recruitment and Executive Search for Agriculture and Plant Science

Recruitment for
Agriculture & Plant Science

In a world with a steadily growing population and increased demand for higher-quality food, the agriculture and commodities industry must now deliver greater output to more places, and provide greater consistency and quality in the face of limited arable land, changing weather patterns, water shortages/drought, increased regulation and heightened security measures.

AFF Recruitment & Executive Search knows the specific demands the agricultural sector has regarding talent and qualifications. We consult and become an active part of your (confidential) searches for new talent or new teams.


Dutch expertise in an international sector

AFF Recruitment & Executive Search is passionate about the companies and people we work with and prides itself on every successful placement. We approach the market in an open manner and make sure we know about the needs of both our clients and our candidates before linking the two. We focus on long term commitments and create taylor-made solutions for every recruitment or executive search assignment.


Our Agricultural focus is on different players in agriculture, horticulture, agribusiness and seed production/plant science. Our clients are both public and private companies, family owned business or Private Equity owned. We are specialized in recruiting managers and directors for General Management, Sales and Operations/Supply Chain Management roles. From CEO's, COO's to CCO's, our professionals play a key part in your organization.

Serving as true strategic consulting partners and senior advisors to boards, CEO’s and executive management, we assist agriculture and food manufacturing clients on matters of talent strategy & succession planning, management appraisal & assessment, executive search & selection, integration, onboarding, coaching and leadership development.


As industry insiders, AFF Recruitment & Executive Search understands and appreciates the complexities of your business. Our firm’s principals have extensive experience in senior appointments at leading companies in the agriculture, seed production and food sectors across all functional areas of expertise – globally. This includes placements at Board and/or C-Suite level as well as corporate, senior management functions and unit- and/or regional roles.

Successful placements include, for example, roles in Sales & Marketing, Operations, Project Management/Technical Services and Supply Chain Management.

Agri Recruitment & Executive Search

AFF Recruitment & Executive Search is your partner for open, transparant recruitment and executive search in the agriculture and plant science sectors all over the world.

Do you want to know what we can do for you? Get in touch today!

Focus areas
  • Agriculture
  • Agrobusiness
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Biological Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Commodity Trading
  • Crop Protection
  • Crop Science
  • Cultivation
  • Farming
  • Forestry
  • Fruit Growing
  • Genetics
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Science
  • Vegetable seeds

General Management/Advisory:

  • Member Board of Directors/Advisory Board Member

  • General Manager/Managing Director/President/Vice President



  • Director Marketing & Sales/Sales Director/Commercial Directeur/Director Business Development
  • Country (Business) Manager/Regional Sales Director/Regional Lead/Business Unit Manager
  • (Area) Sales Manager/Key Account Manager/Head Commercial Operations


  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)/Vice President Operations
  • Director Global Operations/Strategy & Operations Lead/Head Global Operations/Global Head of Production/Global Seed Production Manager/Production Director
  • Regional Operations Manager/Regional Production Manager/Regional Station Manager/Regional Seed Production Manager/Seed Production Specialist
  • Station Manager/Farm Manager
  • Operations/Production Manager/Manufacturing Manager/Manager Processing
  • Plant Manager/Site Lead/Site Manager/Head of Site
  • Operational Excellence Lead/Lean Manager/Black Belt


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