Com­merci­al Ope­ra­tions Manager (m/f/d)

Company description:

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 €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. 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, sugarbeet, 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 €285 million last fiscal year in research and development.

Job description:

KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA is seeking for a Commercial Operations Manager (m/f/d) to play a vital role in the KWS sugarbeet business in North & South-East Europe (NE/SEE). The position involves planning, organizing, and executing strategic initiatives across crops in these regions. The manager will collaborate closely with country teams and Regional Directors to ensure successful implementation and follow-up of initiatives.
Additionally, the Manager will identify and pursue new business opportunities within the region and potentially in new markets. While based in Einbeck (Germany) mobility is required to support markets in the designated regions. This is a full-time, permanent position offering an exciting opportunity for career advancement. If you are ready to make a significant impact in our KWS sugarbeet business, apply now and embark on a rewarding journey with us!

Supporting the Regional Director NE/SEE in all commercial and administrative activities, like:

  • Market, portfolio and price analysis
  • Planning: Budget, portfolio, price, campaign
  • Coordinating & driving CRM performance and development
  • Responsibility for single markets (commercial, organizational)
  • Developing launch strategies for new portfolio segments or products
  • Management of trial setup, and respective analysis and conclusion taking
  • Driving cross crop strategic focus area
  • Developing data driven reports, e.g. PowerBI dashboards
  • Analyzing new market opportunities, business case analysis to extend & reshape KWS business
  • Reporting market insights, within KWS internal reporting systems

Required profile:

  • University degree Business Administration or Agricultural Economy or comparable experience
  • Solid understanding of the agricultural industry and the respective markets
  • Cultural competence and ability to thrive in a multicultural environment
  • Empathic leadership personality with the ability to integrate; able to create commitment and reliability by personal and professional competence
  • Strong analytical skills, solution oriented and able to work successfully in complex structures
  • Eager to drive and achieve desired results
  • Strong customer orientation and extraordinary service attitude
  • Ability to initiate and to implement change sustainably
  • Ability to moderate, effective communication skills and ability to build up sustainable relationships
  • Endurance in high season phases
  • Proficient in IT skills, including MS Office, Salesforce and SAP (limited)
  • English fluent, German as an advantage
  • Willingness to travel extensively (up to 50%) within and between core countries

What we offer:

  • Interesting and challenging international tasks and projects
  • Independent work in a trusting, respectful and friendly working environment and a dynamic team
  • Individual professional and personal development
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of remote work options within Germany
  • Company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation bonuses and much more

Let your career grow by applying for this opportunity! We are looking forward to receiving your online application via our application system!

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