Looking for new colleagues!

Waterman Onion is looking for new colleagues!
Please check the links for more info and spread the word…

We are looking for :

Working at Waterman Onions means:
– a part-time or full-time job with an experienced and growing business
+ lots of independence and room to make your own contribution and put forward ideas
+ teamwork
+ the opportunity for personal development
+ a varied job offering plenty of challenges and, above all, great results
+ friendly colleagues and a good working atmosphere.

So what are you waiting for? Apply now and soon you could be helping to ensure that the forklift trucks at Waterman Onions run smoothly. To apply for this vacancy, please contact Arjan Dunnewind (arjan@waterman-onions.nl).

We also offer opportunities to school pupils and students who are only available in the evenings…

The right timing

Choosing the right time to sow is not always easy. Many people, many opinions. Sometimes we want to be early, but not too early. What is certain is that we always aim for the best quality. Simply because the quality of our onions is the most important.

The first onions have been planted into the cold spring soil. Growers Jos and Bern Derks from Volkel planted their first batch on Tuesday 19 February, especially for Waterman Onions.

At this moment we see that the top layer has dried up nicely, but the bottom layer is still damp. The conditions are currently good for certain areas. The expectation is that most onions in the Netherlands will be sown by the end of next week (the second week of April).

Fam. Jansen from Stedum, Maickel Roost from Hunsel and Martijn Derikx from Ysselsteyn already have put some of their onions in the ground. The three growers grow for Waterman and have sown pink Crimsun and yellow onions. Now we have to wait. And hope for a good growing season!


We understand each other

“We may live and work in completely different countries, but we understand each other, and our mutual understanding is the foundation for all the years we have worked together.” This is how Radosław Tyc, CEO at Awex, describes his relationship with Waterman Onions.

They have been working together for over 15 years, and Radosław believes it was love at first sight. “On a more serious note, the real story was slightly different,” he continues. “The first batch of onions we bought from Waterman was not a success. I was not satisfied and called Erik Waterman. He responded well to the situation and showed me how he approaches business.”

The click
The very next day, Erik met Radosław in Poland to see what was wrong with his own eyes. “He understood what I meant right away and solved it. To me, that is what doing business is all about. We got on well together, and that click has never disappeared.”

Both companies have grown considerably over the years. Radosław started the company in 1989 and now employs more than 150 employees, making Awex a major player. The company mainly sells potatoes and onions to supermarkets, sourcing 85% of its products from Poland.

“Apart from the fact that we share the same philosophy when it comes to doing business, we also attach great value to our people. Ultimately, they are the key. We wouldn’t be able to achieve our high quality standards without them, and we have to cherish that, just like our long-lasting relationship.”