Lecturer Advocation New Business Development - HAS University

For our International Food & Agribusiness (IFA) programme we are looking for Lecturer ‘Advocating New Business Development’. With solid marketing experience in the international agri-food business sector.

Location ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

The appointment is for 0.8 fte, initially for one year, leading to a permanent appointment following a positive appraisal. We also provide new lecturers with excellent support, in particular candidates without specific teaching experience and/or teaching qualification. 

The 4-year Bachelor degree programme International Food & Agribusiness offers an inspirational, international learning environment and focusses on the development of sustainable food systems worldwide, and more specific on sustainable food and agribusiness in developing countries and emerging economies. IFA graduates therefore have practical business experience as well as detailed expertise in the field of increasing sustainability in supply chains. Moreover they have basic technological knowledge of one domain in specific: Primary production or Food processing and consumption, with a link to the development of circular economy as related to the agri-food sector.

Job description
The International Food & Agribusiness (IFA) study programme inspires students to become game changers within the scope of the international agri-food sector. Increasing sustainability and creating a positive impact is the core competence of our graduates.

As our new lecturer your tasks will include:

  • Providing case driven and project-based education including lectures, within the expertise of marketing focused on international new business development;
  • Guiding students during their (international) internships and graduation assignments in close collaboration with the professional work field;
  • Coaching students;
  • Executing projects together with (business) partners in the international agri-food sector;
  • Maintaining an international network and translating actual new business and marketing developments into relevant education;
  • Coordinating continuous improvement of education in collaboration with team members;
  • Contributing to the further development of the business learning line within the IFA teaching programme, which is based on an interdisciplinary approach set in an international classroom.

We are looking for a colleague who has:

  • A background in international agri-food marketing and sales, both B2B and B2C in an on- and offline setting;
  • Experience with new business development gained in an international context also outside the country of origin (at least 5 years);
  • Passionate about innovation, a “game changer attitude” and strong affinity with sustainable agri-food systems;
  • Proven experience in training (young) professionals;
  • An excellent command of English, both written and spoken (at least level CEF: C1);
  • Preferably with experience in (or affinity with) student guidance;
  • Academic level, in Marketing/Management/Business Administration, or a related field.

Who is

  • Committed: ‘Passionate about your work’;
  • Flexible: versatile, deployable in an international educational setting and in projects;
  • Enthusiastic and inspiring for both students and colleagues;
  • A people-oriented team player;
  • Daring, with courage, enterprising and perseverant
  • An innovator who wishes to change the status quo.

Native speakers of English are encouraged to apply. 

We offer
A diverse, dynamic and independent position, with considerable opportunities for personal growth in a small and informal team, in which team work is highly appreciated.

Working conditions are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Higher Professional Education. Remuneration depends on your education and experience, with a maximum of scale 11 (€ 5.026,85).

HAS provides a competitive employment package which includes a fixed thirteenth month, an attractive collective healthcare insurance policy, a contribution towards your own healthcare insurance and 8% holiday pay.

More information
For more information regarding this vacancy, contact Martine Overdijk, faculty director at 06-51473212 (m.overdijk@has.nl) or member business team Mieke Rovers-Lenssen at 088-890 3730 (m.rovers-lenssen@has.nl).

For further information regarding the IFA study programme, visit our website: www.HAS.nl. 

Applications and deadline
You should submit your application via our website www.HAS.nl/en/jobs before November 4th 2021.

The first round of interviews will take place on Tuesday November 9th, the second round of interviews on Monday November 15th 2021.