• Business Director - Lipids and Primary

    Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
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  • Company Overview

    We are Kerry. The Taste & Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy and feel better about. And, we are growing. We need talented, passionate people who want to help us make the business better. People who expect better from themselves. People who care about delivering better for customers, their colleagues, the company and their own career. People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the business forward. We need great people who want to do great things. People like you, perhaps.

    If you are high energy, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy executing against the demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then consider joining our team to help drive your career and Kerry forward. Learn more and/or apply at www.kerry.com/careers


    Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


    Description and Responsibilities




          Drive Business Growth

      • Develop clear Value Propositions & “how to win” playbooks for sales teams
      • Deliver growth via SGI framework & owning relevant SGI projects
      • Be the Subject Matter Expert for given technology group to deliver commercial pipeline
      • Product Creation, End to End Portfolio Management
      • Create competitive benchmarking & evolution of Kerry Core Competences
      • Develop & execute M&A target
      • Successfully commercialize new products
      • Develop & implement technology innovation plans for technology group’s marketing & sales team

    Maximize Current Business

      • Ensure performance vs agreed targets for volume, revenue, margin & BOP of portfolio
      • Partner with commercial finance to set pricing strategy for portfolio
      • Create & implement incentives, multi-year supply agreements with key customers
      • Manage performance of Middle Office vs KPI’s – supply chain, operations, quality
      • Collaborate with procurement for raw material supply & cost management
      • Development of contingency plans for risk mitigation within manufacturing sites
      • Execution of business cases for any growth capital expenditures
      • Lead improvements to ROI on front office spend




    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Master’s, or PhD in Food Science or related discipline preferred
    • Must have 7-10 years progressively responsible, post baccalaureate experience in related technical or R&D roles within a food company
    • Experience with business to business value added ingredients, in particular value added lipids and dairy ingredients.
    • Experience managing P&L for business sized between $100-$200MM
    • Experience building & implementing a strategic business plan – including market & customer segmentation, growth planning & portfolio expansion.
    • Proactively brings the outside in to identify opportunities and threats beyond current tasks. Digs beneath the surface to really understand customer needs and the key external
    • drivers of success.
    • Demonstrated ability to connect & leverage a matrixed organization with various levels of stakeholders
    • Ability to manage multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes
    • Clear thinker and communicator, with the ability to articulate and influence across all levels of an organization, both internal and external
    • Demonstrated ability to formulate technical strategies and turn them into clear compelling actionable plans and results
    • Demonstrated past success in commercialization of new products & technologies
    • Leadership and management (of employees, projects or agencies)
    • 30% travel with frequent visits to Beloit



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