Cargill Strategy and Innovation Lead in Mechelen, Belgium

Strategy and Innovation Lead

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Description

Job location: Mechelen (Belgium)

You are responsible for the business development of the Malt business unit to drive sustainable and profitable growth. Developing, exploring, starting up and executing projects in the existing and adjacent opportunity spaces in alignment with the strategy. This includes Strategy Development for the opportunity spaces, Business Development Implementation, External Representation, People Resources & Budget Management.

Major Tasks:

45% Business Development:

  • Lead or support evaluation and development of 3rd party co-operations in selected areas ensuring Business Unit (BU) strategy alignment

  • Translation of strategic choices into specific opportunities. Lead assessment, development and execution of projects in defined and new opportunity spaces entering in adjacent area’s

  • Actively identify and recommend potential business opportunities. Lead development on Commercialization and negotiation of business opportunities

35% Strategic Planning and Strategy Implementation:

  • Provide leadership and develop strategic direction and roadmap on opportunity spaces

  • Define and evaluate new opportunity spaces in alignment with Strategic Filters

  • Build business cases to support decision making process & recommendations

  • Guide commercial team in developing and implementing strategy in selected focus areas/segments.

  • Provide oversight and leadership to appropriate cross functional/ cross BU growth strategies in identified opportunity spaces

20% Industry and Customer Focus:

  • Co-operate with Market Intelligence to analyze competitive landscape

  • Enable creation of industry network by connecting with external parties to leverage industry trends, new developments and co-operation opportunities. Management of relationships

  • Identify and translate customer and market needs into specific opportunities in collaboration with commercial, market intelligence and technology teams

Qualifications

  • University Degree

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a role with a focus on commercial, business development and M&A. Proven experience of having successfully completed and lead significant Business Development Projects.

  • Strategic thought leadership to generate ideas and solutions that create value

  • Customer focus and relationship management

  • Project Management

  • Strong negotiation and communication skills

  • Strong drive, resilient, can manage adverse and ambiguous situations

  • Fluently in English

  • Ability to understand, read and use financial drivers to judge a business case, high degree of curiosity, open for new opportunities

  • Capability to use the internal and extern network for the exploration of new opportunities

  • Ability to lead and coach team and individuals

  • Play to Win spirit & business acumen (business nose)

  • Thought leadership in industry practices/standards and deep knowledge and experience in several business areas

  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of one or more technical disciplines within a job family

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job General Management

Primary Location Belgium-VAN-Mechelen

Req ID: MEC00985