DuPont Global Strategy & Business Development Partner (Systems & Texturants) in Hovedstaden, Denmark

Global Strategy & Business Development Partner (Systems & Texturants) (Job Number: BUS00002413)


DuPont Nutrition & Health is a USD 4.7 billion global business and one of the world’s largest producers of specialty food ingredients, developing and manufacturing solutions for the global food & beverage, nutrition and pharma market. With more than 8,500 employees, 50+ manufacturing sites and 20R&D centres across the world, N&H is on a mission to make food safer, more sustainable, better tasting and more nutritious.

N&H is part of DowDuPont, a globally listed company, which came to life following the merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont in 2017. DowDuPont has a turnover of approximately $62 billion, employs around 98,000 FTEs and is headquartered in Wilmington, USA.

Role Scope:

The role as Strategy & Business Development Partner for one of the 5 global N&H businesses and to the Technology & Innovation organization is highly critical to N&H success. The position requires a highly qualified, analytic and strategic thinker with strong global business acumen, outstanding communications skills and focus on execution. A person who can ensure the required attention to defining and addressing the strategic and execution issues in the N&H business as well as N&H innovation portfolio, and support the overall strategy and business development in N&H. The position holder will fill a critical role in Strategy & Business Development team and work as a critical sparring partner to the Global S&BD Leader as well as to the Director of the actual N&H BU the position holder partners with. The position holder will work closely with other S&BD partners on strategy process development securing consistent approach across N&H, as well as with R&D leadership on building and executing new growth platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Key player in N&H Strategy& Business Development team

  • Build the business strategy,including 5 year-plan, for one of the 5 N&H business units

  • Build and help execute strategicpartnerships with external parties (start-up and universities) for keyTechnology & Innovation initiatives in N&H

  • Support in the execution of thebusiness strategy including building business cases and prioritizing capitalinvestment and inorganic growth opportunities, especially via M&A,strategic partnerships and licensing

  • Coordinate strategy alignmentbetween industry teams, N&H functions and regional sales organization

  • More specifically over the next6-12 months:

  • Lead relevant workstreams inconnection with N&H strategy process

  • Lead BU strategy process (5year planning cycle) applying processesconsistently with other BUs

  • Lead various Technology &Innovation workshops and engagement with external parties

  • Execute business developmentprojects including strategic partnerships, licensing and equity stakes

  • Develop strong focused list ofM&A targets for division meeting N&H growth and profitability metrics

Key COTs:

  • Lead relevant workstreams inconnection with N&H strategy process

  • Build BU strategy during the annualstrategy update cycle, supported with resourcing plan

  • Build business cases for capitalinvestment, including production capacity, licenses or new products

  • Initiate new business developmentprojects to accelerate revenue growth

  • Engage in projects related to newhealth benefits, working directly with Technology & Innovation team

  • Support N&H M&A initiativeswith Corporate M&A team, including due diligence and valuation

  • Developfocused list of M&A targets with high level valuation, monitor and assesstargets’ strategies



Key Requirements:

  • Master’s degree / MBA

  • Approx. 6 years of relevant experience as an analytical and strategic thinker

  • Consulting experience from Big 5 and/or investment banking experience preferred

  • Biotechnology, pharma and/or food specialty food ingredients experience preferred

  • Strong financial & global business acumen

  • Experience in M&A and due diligence is a must

  • Business model design experience including licensing models and joint ventures is preferred

  • Excellent presentation & communication skills

  • Strong project management and change management skills

  • Ability to manage by influence & ensure seamless project execution in a matrixed multinational organization

  • International experience would be an advantage

  • Ability to drive execution whilst maintaining clear customer focus

What we offer: At DuPont, we are dedicated to maximizing our most valuable asset—our people. We do so by embracing diversity and offering opportunities for continuous development, whilst maintaining a good work/life balance. Our compensation package includes a competitive base salary, variable performance pay and a comprehensive benefits offering. A career at DuPont offers you an opportunity to become the catalyst for change, personally and professionally. This, together with a respectful workplace that rewards achievement, makes DuPont one of the best career choices today.

Sustainability: At DuPont Nutrition & Health, we understand that inclusive innovative solutions that can deliver today without compromising our children’s future are needed. We already provide vegetable-based proteins to replace less sustainable meat and animal protein options. DuPont Nutrition & Health also offers microbial cultures, enzymes and other solutions that enable food to stay fresh for longer while reducing food waste, as well as products such as probiotics and fibers that support health and wellness. With a leading portfolio of solutions in the industry, a strong focus on sustainable sourcing, and unique capabilities within life cycle assessment, we are ready to partner with our stakeholders, and leverage sustainability in our customers’ value chain and beyond. Click to read more


Primary Location: EMEA-Denmark-Hovedstaden-Copenhagen

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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