Global Business Manager, Agrochemicals

Ingevity - North Charleston, SC (30+ days ago)3.6


Job Family Group:
Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.

At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us. Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

How you will impact Ingevity:
The Global Business Manager (GBM) is responsible for executing the global business strategy and strategic thrusts to accomplish Industrial Specialties’ vision of balanced growth in the Agricultural Chemicals market . He/she work s closely with the global business directors, regional di rectors, business development manager, global sales team, technology , and supply chain organization s to ensure the business is meeting the short and long term objectives for sustained and new business capture, customer engagement, product development, innovation, and channel development. They are accountable for working across the global organization to deliver financial results in line with the annual Plan.

Primary Performance Objectives:
Communicate and execute strategy globally through a 12 to 18-month global operating plan – publish monthly updates on progress in meeting key goals and objectives .

Serve as the matrix manager for sales team outside of NAFTA and direct manager for sales team within NAFTA. Establish annual and quarterly objectives for each member of global sales team; hold team accountable for meeting goals .

Cultivate a global team approach with highly engaged team members - build a shared vision for success and ensure each team member understands the role they play to achieve success . Foster a culture that is bold, energetic, ingenious, and genuine.

Drive customer engagement through support & roll out of common process discipline, sales tools, and training. Ensure ongoing d evelop ment of the skills of our global sales team by provide training, tools, and serve as source of expertise for advanced selling skills. Support the rollouts and ensure active ongoing use of new tools including SFDC, key account plans, pre-call planning, and opportunity pipeline.

Form multi-level contacts across key customers and ensure key account plans are in place and being executed. Put in place global key account managers for strategic multinational customers .

Gather and relay market & competitive intelligence to global commercial team to keep them informed of changes occurring in other regions. Establish & communicate pricing strategies to capture full value of Ingevity’s product offerings.

Report internally on a t imely basis of competitive activity and variances from forecast (in detail, changes, negative or positive, in volume and price); maintain accurate forecast in OMP .

Build & advance pipeline of opportunities for growth.

Help identify potential acquisition targets. Manage a lliance and p artnership relationships.

Serve as link to technology team to make advancements in product innovation, quality, or other parameters that are meaningful to customers . Work in concert with global business directors to prioritize i2V and TWR activities.

Ensure longer term new product blueprinting activities and market assessments are occurring within business to uncover customer/market needs .

Lead and influence the direction of customer contracts ; ensure the proper processes are followed.

What you need to succeed :
In addition to deliver ing on the performance requirements previously listed, the GBM should bring the following skillsets to the position…

Strong global perspective and understanding of cultural differences

Prolific builder of cross functional teams across sales, finance, supply chain, customer service , and technology

Masterful communicator and change agent

Strategic-minded, ability to analyze markets, competitors, emerging trends

Strong grasp of chemistry and technology. College degree in Science, agricultural specialization is a plus. Business and financial acumen to drive profitable growth

Minimum of 15 years’ commercial management experience in the agricultural chemical industry with relevant market & technical knowledge preferred

50-70% domestic and international t ravel to key regions is required to advance the business strategy with the regional teams

Quick to build t rust and r apport with key customers and internal stakeholders

Recruiting Agencies: Ingevity does not accept unsolicited resumes and therefore, will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes.