Selected people in food & agri
  • Selected Database
  • Job Marketing
  • Data Driven Search
  • Employer Branding


Ceres has many years' experience in the Food & Agri business, in both Recruitment & Selection and Executive Search. The strength lies in the personal approach, the in-depth knowledge of the agrifood sector, the experience of the search team, our online and off-line recruitment campaigns and our extensive database.

You can see our transparent working method below.

Job Marketing

Company and vacancy analysis

The first step is to make a company- and vacancy analysis. For the business analysis we look at the company, the corporate culture and Employer Branding. Ceres can help you to strengthen your Employer Brand by positioning you as a strong employer in the market. 
In addition the vacancy requirements, such as the organizational goals, the specific job requirements and the desired competencies of the candidate are discussed. Based on this the desired job profile will be made by us.


Job Marketing

By using an optimal on-and offline media campaign we draw the attention of both active and latent candidates. We always offer media campaigns that are tailor-made, tailored to the potential target group, so that we are sure that every marketing-euro is spent correctly. Within the job marketing campaign we work result oriented. By doing so we ensure that your job placement always gets the best result.


Data Driven Search

Our search team consists of professionals who know how to find the right candidates in the market. They use modern search techniques and algorithms for this. Through years of experience we have built an intensive network, where are in contact with 40% of the highly skilled candidates working in the Food & Agri sector. Of course, our search team knows how to achieve other highly skilled candidates in the Food & Agri sector by means of direct search.



The candidates come partly from the Job Marketing campaign and partly from our own search. The most suitable candidates form the talent pool for the specific vacancy. After the first search some candidates are invited to an interview with one of our consultants. Prior to this conversation, we ask the candidate to complete an online assessment. Only the perfectly fitting candidates for this vacancy will be proposed to the client.


To ensure continuity and quality through the entire selection process we will guide de process professionally at all times. Our strength lies in the personal approach. Even after hiring and the start of a candidate in his new position Ceres will keep in touch and evaluate.

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Jan Borgers
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
Jan Borgers, Managing Partner

Job Levels

Young Professionals
Senior Management

Young Professionals

We mediate in talents (0-4 years of experience) that are making a (re)start in de agri or food business. Well educated and talented young professionals who are willing to make the switch to a new employer or step in into the agri or food sector.  


Specialists and Professionals

We mediate in specialists and professionals in the agri and food sector. We look at personality, ambition, knowledge and skills, aspects that are crucial for the next step forward in their career.



When positions on management level are concerned the focus is not only on the competences from the job profile but also on the so-called ‘soft’ competences of the manager. In the field we see that these ‘soft’ competences of managers are as important for the success as the gained knowledge or experience. Therefore the behavioural skills and personal qualities will be included in the selection procedure.

Senior Management & Supervision

We offer expertise in order to fulfil management, board and supervision positions. The searches differ from other procedures because our senior consultants are used to work on high level positions and corporate governance. Our daily contact with board members and supervisors in the agri and food business provides Ceres with a quality network to find the perfect Executive candidate.

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  • Agri
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Cattle Breeding
  • Bio Technology
  • Animal Health
  • Agro Technique
  • Food
  • Retail / Foodservice
  • Biobased Economy
  • Foodprocessing
  • Nutrition / Health
  • Wholesale
  • Council and Research