Marketing & Sales Director
Shift Sales and Marketing from R&D driven to market driven
- Responsible for the Sales & Marketing strategy and execution. You develop short- and long-term vision and strategic marketing plans, which can be translated into commercial strategy.
- Responsible for development and execution of product development, positioning, branding, communication, pricing, and distribution in all countries where the company is present.
- Make use of insightful market studies and advanced analytics to build marketing strategy.
- Lead and coach a team of 8 direct reports. Globally the Marketing and Sales department consists of close to 100 employees.
- Work closely together with plant breeders, product managers, supply chain engineers and production/multiplication managers of various international markets to align product portfolio and connect products in the pipeline with market needs.
- Member of the management team consisting of 5 executives, direct report to the CEO.
- Master's degree.
- At least 10 years of relevant experience in Sales and/or Marketing in an International Agro Business environment like Seed, Agrochemicals or Fertilizers.
- Solid understanding of agricultural industry.
- Full proficiency of English, knowledge of French or Dutch is an asset.
- Working on average 3 days/week in Tienen (Belgium). Travel frequently in Europe and occasionaly (once or twice a year) transatlantic.
- Strong leadership skills, being able to connect people in and across the departments and countries
- Outstanding teamworking skills
- Ability to manage projects in a cross-functional and non-hiearchical context
- Strategic thinking and planning skills
- Problem solving and analytical
- Strong listening and communication skills
- Critical and creative thinking, open minded
- Stakeholder management, including capacity to coordinate Joint Ventures and Agencies internationally
- Attractive remuneration and extra-legal package.
- Challenging and diverse responsibilities.
- An innovative and dynamic environment based on respect and growth on personal level.
- Easy communication on all levels inside and outside the company.
- SESVanderHave offers the opportunity to deploy yourself in technical aspects and soft skills.
SESVanderHave has outsourced the recruitment and selection for Marketing & Sales Director exclusively to CeresRecruitment.
Comprehensive information regarding the company can be found at www.sesvanderhave.com.
A personality questionnaire will be part of the recruitment process.