Auckland, Palmerston North or Lincoln I Vacancy 39947
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A bit about us
At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we're helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow.
With our partners, we use world-leading science to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. We are committed to understanding the needs of our customers and delivering solutions from our science that contribute to their success, and ours.
What we're looking for
We need to sharpen our focus on customer success and the resulting strong commercial revenues generated for our business.
To do this we are consolidating our business management teams under new leadership with a mission focussing on customer needs and success.
The team is pivotal in presenting our organisation to the outside world, and will be well placed to showcase the full set of research offerings to our partners.
We'll set targets for success and monitor our progress towards achieving these.
What you'll be doing
You will lead a group of talented Business Managers who have established relationships with our customers, and close partnerships with our science teams.
You'll have an opportunity to develop a new culture drawing on existing strengths and enhancing our focus on customer needs and success.
You'll develop realistic revenue targets from our commercial customers and will lead the team to achieve these. With others from across our business, you will identify and develop long term strategic revenue growth opportunities with existing and new customers
What you'll need
As a professionally-qualified and experienced commercial or sales manager, you'll have a reputation as a positive, credible and highly motivated business partner who combines a results focus with outstanding interpersonal skills.
You'll have established strengths in delivering revenue growth against agreed targets. You'll have a proven track record in outstanding leadership, a collaborative, goal-oriented working style and an in-depth understanding of the way in which innovation can deliver growth for the horticulture and food industries.
With Business Managers and customers located nationwide you'll be experienced at managing a distributed team and have the flexibility to travel.