Business Unit Director Ruminants & Equine

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MSD is working to help the world be well. Through their medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, they work in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions to patients and animals. They also demonstrate their commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver their products to the people and animals who need them. MSD has a workforce of almost 4500 in the Netherlands at three main sites.MSD Animal Health develops and produces vaccines and pharmaceutical specialties for livestock, companion animals and fish. They have offices in more than 50 countries, sell their products in over 140 markets and operate in a network of manufacturing sites and research and development facilities around the world. Within MSD Animal Health, they are always seeking innovative talents that focus on constant improvement of their products and the way they work. They are looking for new colleagues who are entrepreneurs and result driven. But not only results matter, how you achieve these results is crucial to be successful within MSD Animal Health as well. MSD Animal Health leads the way in veterinary vaccines and pharmaceuticals. For this organisation we are looking for a Business Unit Director Ruminants &, Equine.

Job description

Marketing, Sales and Development Leads species-related Marketing, Technical and Sales employees in the implementation of the Ruminants &, Equine plan and the generation of revenues up to and exceeding target. Liaises with all Ruminants and Equine customers to ensure mutual business success and constantly maintains high customer-centricity. Is experienced in working with and influencing business partners in the matrix environment. Is knowledgeable and practiced in all aspects of commercial planning, marketing and implementation across the cluster. Is experienced in budget setting and management. Executes commercial plans and strategies including financial budgets across the Ruminants &, Equine product ranges. Maximizes performance (sales volume, market share and profit) within broad guidelines established by AH Divisional, Regional VP, and Managing Director. Partners with Global and Regional species leadership in the matrix structure, to ensure effective and timely product marketing campaigns for the respective species within and across the cluster. Builds and leads effective teams of marketing and sales professionals, exploiting opportunities across geographic boundaries for product sales, technical support and problem resolution. Influences regional level management in creating and delivering successful business plans and product strategies for species products. Builds effective and mutually-beneficial relationships with key customers including key accounts and buying groups. Participates in the creation of (and leads) the implementation of species-specific business plans across the cluster. Responsible for making rapid and disciplined operational decisions impacting on the species business within the scope of the business plan. Responsible for rapid operational problem resolution in the species area. Is the focal point for customer-critical issues in the cluster related to species product supply, pricing and problem resolution. ProfilePassion for animal healthJob requirements Master’s Degree Science/ Veterinary Science ideal. Business study to MBA level preferred but not essential. Min. 3-5 years in senior line leadership position with substantial experience of working in a highly-matrixed network and in a role with significant P&,L responsibility. Minimum 10 years commercial experience. The Pharma industry other animal health related industries is a pre. English as a strong second language. Ability to influence and manage in a matrix organization and across differing business, cultural and regulatory environments. Proven strategic thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to work under pressure and a change agent within the company. Competences Makes rapid, disciplined decisions. Acts with courage and candor. Fosters collaboration. Demonstrates ethics and integrity. Drives Results. Focuses on Customers and Patients. People leader. Effective communicator. Builds Talent. LocationBoxmeerOffer Employees are the key to the company’s success. MSD demonstrate their commitment to their employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. MSD benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of their employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.Your salary is based on the weighing of your job, your experience and your training. RespondMSD Animal Health has exclusive outsourced the recruitment and selection for the Business Unit Director Ruminants &, Equine to CeresRecruitment.For further information, please contact Eggon Allersma on telephone number +31 (0)6 46 074 958.You can send your application via the website Comprehensive information regarding the company can be found at A personality questionnaire will form part of the recruitment process.



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