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Date posted:  Jan 14, 2022

York, ENG, GB

Job Function:  Strategy & Business Development
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  10137

Business Development & Project Manager - e-commerce

About the Unit

Yara International’s Strategic ambition is growing a Nature-Positive Food Future for the growing world population. The company is active in 150 countries.


Safety and quality are our highest priorities.


We are looking for an experienced, ambitious, and entrepreneurial Business Development & Project Manager who thrives in a dynamic environment. The role will actively contribute to the transformation to drive e-commerce developments towards more sustainable and efficient food production in the UK & Ireland. This role will collaborate and forge partnerships with peer companies where we are accelerating sustainability offerings with physical products through third part partnerships.


The position will be based in the UK or Ireland and will report to the Managing Director for UK & Ireland.


  • Ensure direction, alignment and progress of projects assigned
  • Identify business opportunities and define strategy to grow using e-commerce
  • Coordinate activities between key stakeholders in Yara and the “partner” organization
  • Develop the program frame and ensure the achievement of the strategic objectives
  • Develop or implement program governance, procedures, organization, operating model, milestones, deadlines, risk management
  • Ensure internal and external resources required are allocated to the project (financial, technical, functional, PMO, project management etc.)
  • Compliance with internal processes and any legal local requirements
  • Stakeholder management including other Global & Corporate Functions
  • Establish effective project communication
  • Identify the interdependencies between the different workstreams and ensure coordination
  • Preparation of status reports by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing relevant information
  • Identification of the decisions and risks to be escalated to the Sponsor or Owner’s committee
  • Budget and monitoring for program operations 
  • Coordinate with cross discipline team members
  • Review project deliverables to ensure that they adhere to quality standards
  • Facilitate change requests to ensure that all parties are informed of the impacts on schedule and budget
  • Conduct post project evaluation and identifying successful and unsuccessful project elements. 


  • Master’s degree in business economics, agronomy, finance, business administration, digital or related field
  • Relevant professional experience in B2B, B2C and B2B2C business models
  • Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies
  • Strong understanding of digital enablement across different business strategies
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate, challenge, steer, and coach the workstream managers
  • Ability to lead project teams of various sizes and see them through to completion
  • Proven skills in communication, change management, conflict resolution and collaboration with internal and external partners 
  • Ability to navigate between strategy and operations
  • Structured and analytical approach
  • Drive and “can do attitude” - ability to connect at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English

Additional Information

This is an exciting opportunity to take our business to the next level with e-commerce.  Please apply online if you are up for the challenge!

Yara offer an attractive rewards package including company car, pension contributions, private health and bonus - along with access to a wide range of development opportunities across all Yara businesses.

Contact details

Helen Coxon, HR Manager


Apply no later than

6th February 2022

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