Horticultural (Graduation) Intern

Arusha, Tanzania

Flowers and plants have a strong emotional value for the people who buy them. Their potential to inspire is endless – They can make our day, brighten up the house, or turn the garden into a paradise.

Dümmen Orange is a leading breeder and propagator of flowers and plants. Our goal is to inspire people and create a better, more beautiful world. We offer an impressive portfolio of crops and varieties to growers, wholesalers and retailers around the world. 

We are looking for a Horticultural (Graduation) Intern for our Production Location department in Arusha, Tanzania.

Internship content
Dümmen Orange keeps moving! Are you independent, eager to learn, have strong communication skills, careful and are you following a course in Business Administration. Then we have a fun and very educational internship for you!

Our production location in Arusha in Tanzania is specialized in the production of Kalanchoe cuttings, and currently in a process of diversification to some other crops. The production takes place in 10 ha greenhouses with around 250 employees. As an Intern we would like you to participate in analyzing some critical processes in our company and setting up a Dashboard of performance KPI’s. 

We are looking for someone who wants to join our dedicated team and who, after all that theory, would like to learn in practice. This internship will give you the opportunity to discover all facets of running a horticultural farm in Africa. It includes, among other things: 

  • Definition of the main processes for each Department;
  • Identification of the most relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for each process and /or department;
  • Developing ways to measure and record these KPI’s;
  • Set up a company Dashboard for monitoring these KPI’s;
  • Analyse some main processes by using LEAN approach
  • Assist in further rolling out GreenCompliance system on our farm;
  • Liaise with all internal stakeholders on the farm;
  • Supported by horticultural on-site specialists.

Your profile

  • You are currently following an HBO course in Business Administration and Horticulture;
  • You are eager to learn, dare to take initiative and suggest areas for improvement;
  • You are independent and have strong communication skills;
  • You work very meticulously and handle confidential data with care;
  • You master the English language, spoken and written. Dutch would be a plus.

What do you get in return?
Dümmen Orange has enormous global ambitions. Innovation, technology and quality are high on the agenda. This creates a challenging environment in which you can develop in your field. Dümmen Orange offers its employees and trainees plenty of room for personal growth and development. There is an informal and very accessible working atmosphere where collaboration is of paramount importance.

In addition to a challenging internship, in which you get the opportunity to show and develop yourself, you will receive good guidance and an internship allowance of € 500.00 gross per month based on: 45 hours per week (reimbursement for HBO graduation internship), accommodation in our guesthouse and access to local travel arrangements.

Who are we?
We are a leading international breeder and propagator of flowers and plants. Our breeders enhance characteristics such as colour, fragrance, and shape, as well as less visible traits like disease resistance, higher yield per square meter, and extended vase life. In production locations across Africa, South and Central America and Asia we have 330+ hectares of production space at our disposal. Here we set up our mother stock plants and propagate the starting material. Our extensive range of crops and varieties finds its way to growers, wholesalers, and retailers around the world.

The products our industry produces have a strong emotional value for the consumers who buy them. Our purpose is to inspire people and create a better, more beautiful world. Our team of 6,600 dedicated, focused, and passionate professionals works across the globe. Our head office is located in De Lier, Netherlands.

Your application 
Do you dare to bloom and are you ready to take your career to the next level? Click on the button below to apply for this job. If you have questions about the job, you can contact Erick Westerman (Managing Director), via +255 755 334 455.  

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