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Date posted:  Apr 19, 2021
Location: 

Berlin, BE, DE

Job Function:  Strategy & Business Development
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  6781

Director, Product Value Delivery (f/m/d)

About the Unit

Yara has an ambitious strategic agenda to be the crop nutrition company for the future and is taking lead in the development towards sustainable agriculture and digital tools, to contribute to solving the challenges which the agricultural industry is facing globally. We have a worldwide presence with sales to ~150 countries and around 17 000 employees. The newly established function, Yara Farming Solutions (YFS), will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production, by innovating our offering and the way we work. Crop and Digital Solutions is responsible developing and scaling new “on-farm” digital and integrated tools and solutions, which will work toward driving a more efficient and transparent food system. 

This is a senior leadership position within the Professional Farm & Field Connectivity team. A proven background in taking a digital solution or service from discovery and ideation through to growth and scale is required for this position.  Candidates will have demonstrated their ability to effectively lead an organization, ideally in the context of an agricultural or ag-tech company with a multi-national footprint.  In all cases, exceptional communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are required for this position. The position is located in Europe and reports to VP, Professional Farm & Field Connectivity.

Responsibilities

  • Delivery Excellence – Establish and implement standardised, repeatable operational and administrative processes to allow the teams to efficiently and effectively deliver on high-priority, high-value work for the Professional Markets team within CDS  
  • Product Management – Responsible and accountable for building and leading a strong, committed team of Product Owners, Product Managers, and Business Analysts to enable delivery
  • Product(s) Strategy – Drive analysis and provide leadership to help inform and develop strategy in support of the creation of value to professional farmers, advisors and the business within the Professional Markets CDS team
  • Strategic Initiatives – Lead strategic initiatives that increase the value delivery, efficiency and effectiveness of the Professional Market team, for example, ways of working with incubation pipelines.

Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years working experience in digital or precision-agriculture tools / services
  • Extremely talented written and verbal communicator, the ability to communicate complex ideas concisely and effectively
  • Outstanding record of professional achievement
  • Ability to lead a team and work collaboratively in a diverse team environment 
  • Highly analytical and quantitatively competent, including the ability to compile detailed financials and conduct economic modelling
  • Using effective partnerships across with people at all levels in the organisation, communicating proactively, and incorporating other viewpoints in the approach to the work.

Additional Information

We strive to reflect the diversity in society and encourage all qualified applicants from all background to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstance

Why us?

  • Evolving tech development division of an established agricultural products and services company.
  • Explore and develop digital, software, hardware products, which provide value to farmers, smallholder communities and the value chain.
  • Be part of our mission to build sustainable solutions that benefit humanity and the environment.
  • Full-time, permanent and freelance contract options available with competitive remuneration + benefits.
  • Support for personal development, training and continuous learning.
  • Commitment to using new technologies and frameworks, meetups, and knowledge sharing.

Contact details

Timon Rösner

Senior Manager HR Crop & Digital Solutions

Mobile: +49 171 8351449
Email: timon.roesner@yara.com

Apply no later than

28. April 2021


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