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Head of Greenhouse Development at Zordi voor Zordi

YESS is looking for an all-round expert in greenhouse construction and development, who has an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.

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About Zordi


Zordi is a young, US-based company that develops modular and autonomous greenhouses for high-quality fruits and vegetables. Zordi is founded by a Gilwoo Lee, who has deep expertise in robotics, and growth scientist Casey Call. With their combined expertise they created Zordi with a commitment to feeding the world with delicious, sustainably grown fresh fruits and vegetables.


To achieve this goal, Zordi is developing an autonomous modular greenhouse platform operated by intelligent robotics. These greenhouses can operate near major cities to create short and efficient supply chains, which in turn ensure that fresh fruits are readily available anywhere.


Zordi currently has a team of eight people and has received funding for the next stage in its development.

Functieomschrijving

To further reinforce the team, Zordi is looking for a Head of Greenhouse Development, based in the Netherlands, who will coordinate the greenhouse development projects and ensure the correct implementation of Zordi’s innovative solutions in the greenhouses.


The Head of Greenhouse Development:


Manages the development process of repeatable greenhouse designs that can be used across multiple sites and multiple crops with minimum changes;
Incorporates automation requirements into the greenhouse designs;
Builds a reliable supply chain to source the materials and equipment with minimum turnaround time;
Works with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. consultants, growers, and plant scientists, etc.) to specify, size and select greenhouse infrastructure.
Provides direction, manages and develops the design and development of greenhouses;
Grows the capability of the future development team in line with Zordi’sdevelopment;
Sets KPI’s and objectives for the team and evaluates the performance to drive continuous improvement.

Functie-eisen

For this position, we are looking for an all-round expert in greenhouse construction and development, who has an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. Specfically, the requirements are:


Background & experience


10+ years of greenhouse engineering and construction experience;
Experience in designing, engineering, and managing the construction of a number of state-of-the art greenhouses, including smaller R&D greenhouses & commercial, large-scale greenhouses, for various climates and crops;
Understands the supply chain; key suppliers and tricks to construct the most cost and energy efficient state-of-the-art greenhouses;
Have managed design plan of record, requirements, bill of materials and change control;
Have managed multiple project budgets and supporting accounting function with relevant projections.

Personal characteristics


Entrepreneurial spirit, attracted to the idea of joining a successful scale up
Strong belief in Zordi’s Vision, Mission and Values;
Proven, outstanding leadership capabilities;
Ability to visualize the future state of the business and the steps required to reach its maximum potential;
Leads others to visualize and support the vision.

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Interested?

YESS, part of Boer & Croon, supports Zordi in filling this position. If you are interested meet the requirements, please send your resume and a short motivation to Peter Vos, Head of Research (p.vos@yessboercroon.nl)