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The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR position within ADM Animal Nutrition Global Business Unit Feed Additives, Ingredients & Amino Acids.

The main purpose of this role is to draw-up a development strategy for Feed Additives, Ingredients & Amino Acids ADM Animal Nutrition offer on a worldwide basis, in accordance with the business activity strategy (organic growth, external growth, partnership, design and adaptation of the products/services to the global and local markets, standardize practices…).


Reporting to the ADM Animal Nutrition President Feed Additives, Ingredients & Amino Acids, the main duties of this role will include team management of 15-18 people including commercial development, product managers and technical support.

The team is mainly based in Switzerland with additional team members in France, the US and in China.

Drawing-up a strategy to develop the offer

–          To organize the sales development in collaboration with the subsidiaries and define offer positioning.
–          To analyze competition and regulation context linked to the offer development.
–          To identify the main levers of development and propose a strategy.
–          To do a stock-taking of the offer(s) within the allocated scope (industrial, scientific and commercial performance, human resource allocation…).
–          To recommend corrective/preventive actions.

Supporting and managing the offer development link with R&D team to provide market-based input to feed and drive new product development

–          To contribute to the creation and launching of new business models.
–          To create and maintain a partner network (any kind of competitors with a view to developing external growth, transversal relationships with global key accounts…).
–          To organize annual seminars to federate an expert network around the offer.
–          To propose and lead training operations, technology transfer and good practices exchanges in a view to standardize and optimize these practices.
–          To optimize the sourcing and supplying of the product range.
–          To participate in the budget elaboration.

Carry out a regular reporting

–          To develop tools for a global offer.
–          To manage (organization, leading) a monitoring Committee allowing to make the relevant decisions for a proper implementation of the plan (acquisitions, allocation of means and investments etc…).

Teams’ management

–          To define role and mission of each member of the team aiming at performance and team cohesion.
–          To set team objectives, means to achieve them and set them individually.
–          To identify and forward necessary information for a good business activity linked to the company strategy and the whole team.
–          To measure individual and team performance.
–          To support the members and develop team competencies (recruitment,


The successful candidate will possess the following:

·       Minimum of 10 years of experience in our business activity (manufacturing environment, animal nutrition/additives/health, food-processing…)

·       Strong leadership and team building skills.

·       Cross-cultural mindset.

·       Analytical and financial management skills.

·       Clear and effective written and oral communication.

·       Customer focused.

·       Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated management skills; ability to effectively influence people at all levels of organization;

·       Fluent English a pre-requisite, additional languages an asset.

Includes 50% – 70% travel based on business needs.