Regional Head East Europe / Asia Corn & Sunflower (m/f/d

Regional Head East Europe / Asia Corn & Sunflower (m/f/d

Field of Work:  Business Administration
Location: 

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  13891

Join our dynamic team as our new Regional Head East Europe / Asia Corn & Sunflower (m/f/d) overseeing the growth and strategic development of our corn & sunflower business in the region.

 

We are passionate about innovation in agriculture and committed to driving sustainable success across multiple countries.

 

The position is permanent and will be filled on a full-time basis at the earliest possible date.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Strategic Leadership
    •  Drive regional growth and take ownership of the Business Unit's performance across countries like BY, UA, MD, RU, KZ, JP and others, ensuring profitability and success.
    • Together with the other Business Units lead the local team with the direct reporting line of the Country Heads

 

  • Sales & Marketing Strategy:
    • Contribute to designing and implementing robust sales and marketing strategies tailored to regional needs, working closely with the Country Heads to empower their teams
    • Explore new region or business opportunities (with direct commercial activities or via licensing agreements) within the region
    • Establish a strong connection between local and global portfolio managers as well as with the breeding teams

 

  • Portfolio Management 
    •  Lead the lifecycle management of varieties, integrating localized expertise and aligning market demands with breeding goals
    • Define the most suitable portfolio for the different markets aligning the customer needs with the financial targets of the company
    • Stablish a strong connection between local and global portfolio managers as well as with the breeding teams

 

  • Agroservice:
    • Ensure the best technical and agronomical knowledge of the local teams ensuring proper exchange among the teams (local, regional and internationally)
    • Support the development of digital tools for serving both, the demand of our customers but also the internal needs
    • Plan and execute learning programs both for the local teams as well as for key customers and partners in the region

 
 

Profile:

 

  • Master's degree or comparable in agricultural sciences/agricultural economics, or economics with a strong agricultural background/interest 
  • Extensive experience in relevant roles, showcasing leadership experience, and a solid understanding of agricultural and business management. International sales experience, particularly in the seed business, is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on both external and internal stakeholders, fostering excellent communication in diverse cultural settings
  • Ability to envision the big picture and translate it into actionable strategies, demonstrating a strategic mindset to drive meaningful outcomes
  • Serving as an example in terms of accountability and maintaining a high motivation levels to meet and exceed goals
  • Being proactive
  • Developing talent and fostering a culture of continuous development within teams

 

 

 

Our Offer:

 

  • An exceptionally interesting and varied job in an international environment with the opportunity to contribute innovative ideas
  • Working in an international, highly motivated and dynamic team with flat hierarchies
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile working (hybrid)
  • As a family-run company, we live by the values of team spirit, closeness and trust, independence and vision - a culture that is also lived in practice, e.g. through an open and friendly work atmosphere
  • Close to the motto: "Make Yourself Grow!" we promote individual professional and personal development.
  • As a basis, we offer excellent work equipment (high-quality, ergonomic workstations, several monitors, air conditioning) and sufficient free parking spaces at the location.
  • We also create the appropriate framework conditions: capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation pay, childcare allowance, company bicycle
     

We look forward to receiving your online application.

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About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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