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Interim Head of Business Development (Scientific Services / Food Industry)

Our Client is a highly regarded organisation about to embark upon some significant and exciting changes which in turn have created a number of new opportunities for high quality people.

Currently employing more than 500 scientists, our client currently offers a unique range of products and services to over 7000 customers, both government and commercial, in over 100 countries

As part of its plans to expand and upgrade its commercial activities, the need now exists for an Interim Head of Business Development for the food industry side of its business. This is a new and senior level role and one which demands an experienced individual of the very highest calibre.

Key responsibilities will be focused on the identification and development of major corporate and government accounts, partners and alliances in the food industry that can be expected to generate long term and very significant revenue streams

The identification and development of new business offerings and the establishment of Board and senior level relationships within the food industry worldwide are a fundamental component of the role purpose.

Whilst some experience of business development and of selling services to the food industry would be useful, candidates who can point to an impressive track record of selling scientific services in other sectors would merit equal consideration.

A scientific background would be a real asset.  Candidates should have experience of deal structuring and negotiation, market and business analysis and an ability to interact effectively with senior people, both internally and within potential customers.

This role is intended to become a permanent one within the organisation in due course. Finding the right person to occupy this position on a permanent basis is expected to take some time, hence the need for a high quality Interim Manager to commence activities as soon as possible. Given this situation, the Interim Manager would be well poised to take on the permanent position should there be a desire to do so.

Whilst it is difficult to predict exactly the duration of the assignment (3-6 months ?), the assignment will certainly demand 4-5 days per week of commitment.

If this opportunity is a good fit with your own areas of experience and expertise, please make contact with Geoff Newman (Interea) as soon as possible.

 




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