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Director - Food Cultures & Enzymes

We are looking for a talented business developer able to manage our existing activities in food diagnostics and bring them to the next level. This next level includes the development of digital related services. We are therefore seeking someone that has both a business background and a high interest in technologies and digitalization of manufacturing operations. 

As ‘CEO’ of your range, this position is an excellent opportunity for the ambitious professional to learn fast and get exposure in our rapidly growing company. 

Leading the Tests and Equipment business development and product management team 

It will be your responsibility to define, in collaboration with Sr. Director and the Food Cultures & Enzymes Leadership Team, the strategy for each of your business areas: test kits for dairy, connected equipment for dairy, new tests, equipment and IT applications. 

  • Execute the defined strategy: manage and develop your products portfolio, launch new products and services, support commercial execution, secure product & supply are managed adequately to optimize the P&L 
  • Scout for new technologies, engage with new suppliers and drive the innovation pipeline 
  • Monitor and report top line performance and lead indicators on performance  
  • Manage 1 FTE, Global Marketing Manager; team to be extended according to business results and needs 

Management skills and a strong business acumen is a must 

As educational background, you need to hold a MSc. plus a MBA or at least 3 to 5 years of experience managing a range of biotech products or analytical equipment. Managerial experience is needed and, to complete this picture, a preliminary exposure to digital projects is required.  

You need to be energetic, highly autonomous and passionate with business development and entrepreneurship. You will at the same time serve your key stakeholders, negotiate long term partnerships with new suppliers and keep an eye on the value chain details to optimize your P&L. You are a fast learner eager to understand both the large picture, market trends, growth drivers and the technical details that will make the difference. You have a passion for digitalization projects and how new services, applications and devices can improve customers experiences. 

Your new team 

The department is an existing unit operating in a very agile way. At the beginning, you will be responsible for 1 FTE. Be ready to travel the world up to 50-60 days a year. 

A great career opportunity  

We offer a great opportunity to join a fast growing company that truly improves food and health through its daily activities. You will have the opportunity to interact with customers and dedicated colleagues around the world that are passionate about their jobs. Last but not least you will make a difference and be in the driving seat while digital related breakthrough innovations are reaching our customers. 

Questions 

If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact Sr. Director, Food Cultures & Enzymes, Laurent Hubert at +45 5218 0423. 

Application 

Please apply online Here you can enter your details into our CV-bank. Deadline for applications is 9th March 2018.  

Read more about working for Chr. Hansen at: www.chr-hansen.com/career


Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit www.chr-hansen.com
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