An exciting Business Unit Head (Crop Protection) job has just opened at a multinational crop protection company.
About the Business Unit Head (Crop Protection) Role: As a key leader, the business unit head (crop protection), you will be responsible for driving the growth and success of the Crop Protection unit, with a focus on the horticulture sector encompassing crops such as tomatoes, rice, and others.
Develop a comprehensive business plan for the Crop Protection unit, outlining strategic objectives, growth targets, and key initiatives to achieve market leadership
Identify and analyse market segments, customer needs, and competitive landscape to formulate effective market entry and penetration strategies
Collaborate with a cross-functional team of researchers, developers, and sales professionals to align product innovation with market demands and customer requirements
Create and implement robust sales strategies and execution plans to maximise revenue, market share, and profitability for the Crop Protection unit
Lead, mentor, and manage a team of sales professionals, setting clear performance expectations, conducting regular performance evaluations, and fostering a culture of excellence
Analyse current and projected business performance to identify opportunities for growth and potential areas of improvement, driving informed decision-making
Evaluate the need for manpower expansion based on business growth projections and market demand, ensuring efficient resource allocation
Monitor and assess the unit's profitability, analysing financial data and performance metrics to optimise resource allocation and operational efficiency
Set ambitious sales forecasts, track progress, and lead efforts to exceed targets, adapting strategies as needed to meet changing market conditions
Collaborate with marketing teams to develop compelling campaigns, promotional activities, and marketing collateral to support sales efforts and enhance brand visibility
Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, industry partners, and customers to drive collaboration and ensure customer satisfaction
The ideal Business Unit Head (Crop Protection) possesses exceptional analytical skills, a strong business acumen, and a proven track record in planning, building, and expanding businesses, particularly within the agriculture and crop protection domains.
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture. MBA or advanced degree is a plus
Proven track record of three to five years in senior leadership roles, with a focus on planning, building, and growing businesses, preferably within the agriculture and crop protection sectors
Strong analytical skills and business acumen, with the ability to translate market insights into actionable strategies and initiatives
Prior experience in the horticulture sector, working with crops such as tomatoes, rice, and other relevant crops is highly desirable
Exceptional leadership and team management skills, with a track record of motivating and developing high-performing teams.
Effective communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with internal teams and external stakeholders
Proficiency in financial analysis, budget management, and performance metrics evaluation
Strategic thinker with the ability to anticipate market trends, assess risks, and drive innovation
Readiness to travel domestically and internationally as required
This crop protection business is a global leader in the industry.
Great things await those ready to take on the challenge in this Business Unit Head (Crop Protection) position.
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