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Global Strategy & Business Development Partner - Denmark  

Dupont Biosciences (company)


Posted on : 26 December 2016

Project Description

Job Description
We are a global leader in the food industry addressing the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. The range of food ingredients and solutions provided through the global network of food scientists and technologist help provide consumer health benefits via an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture, meeting the needs of food, beverages and dietary supplements industry globally.  

Role Scope:
  • The role as Strategy & Business Development Partner for one of the 5 global N&H businesses and to the Technology & Innovation organization is highly critical to N&H success. 
  • The position requires a highly qualified, analytic and strategic thinker with strong global business acumen, outstanding communications skills and focus on execution.
  • A person who can ensure the required attention to defining and addressing the strategic and execution issues in the N&H business as well as N&H innovation portfolio, and support the overall strategy and business development in N&H. 
  • The position holder will fill a critical role in Strategy & Business Development team and work as a critical sparring partner to the Global S&BD Leader as well as to the Director of the actual N&H BU the position holder partners with. 
  • The position holder will work closely with other S&BD partners on strategy process development securing consistent approach across N&H, as well as with R&D leadership on building and executing new growth platforms.

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Key player in N&H Strategy & Business Development team
  • Build the business strategy, including 5 year-plan, for one of the 5 N&H business units
  • Build and help execute strategic partnerships with external parties (start-up and universities) for key Technology & Innovation initiatives in N&H
  • Support in the execution of the business strategy including building business cases and prioritizing capital investment and inorganic growth opportunities, especially via M&A, strategic partnerships and licensing
  • Coordinate strategy alignment between industry teams, N&H functions and regional sales organization
  • More specifically over the next 6-12 months:
  • Lead relevant workstreams in connection with N&H strategy process
  • Lead BU strategy process (5  year planning cycle) applying processes consistently with other BUs
  • Lead various Technology & Innovation workshops and engagement with external parties
  • Execute business development projects including strategic partnerships, licensing and equity stakes
  • Develop strong focused list of M&A targets for division meeting N&H growth and profitability metrics

Key COTs:
  • Lead relevant workstreams in connection with N&H strategy process
  • Build BU strategy during the annual strategy update cycle, supported with resourcing plan
  • Build business cases for capital investment, including production capacity, licenses or new products
  • Initiate new business development projects to accelerate revenue growth
  • Engage in projects related to new health benefits, working directly with Technology & Innovation team
  • Support N&H M&A initiatives with Corporate M&A team, including due diligence and valuation
  • Develop focused list of M&A targets with high level valuation, monitor and assess targets’ strategies

Job Qualifications
  • Master’s degree / MBA
  • Approx. 10 years of relevant experience as an analytical and strategic thinker
  • Consulting experience from Big 5 and/or investment banking experience preferred
  • Biotechnology, pharma and/or food specialty food ingredients experience preferred
  • Strong financial & global business acumen
  • Experience in M&A and due diligence is an asset
  • Business model design experience including licensing models and joint ventures is preferred
  • Excellent presentation & communication skills
  • Strong project management and change management skills
  • Ability to manage by influence & ensure seamless project execution in a matrixed multinational organization
  • International experience would be an advantage
  • Ability to drive execution whilst maintaining clear customer focus
  • Fluent English, another European language(s) would be an advantage

What we offer:
  • We are dedicated to maximizing our most valuable asset—our people. 
  • We do so by embracing diversity and offering opportunities for continuous development, whilst maintaining a good work/life balance. 
  • Our compensation package includes a competitive base salary, variable performance pay and a comprehensive benefits offering. 
  • A career at our company offers you an opportunity to become the catalyst for change, personally and professionally. 
  • This, together with a respectful workplace that rewards achievement, makes us one of the best career choices today.