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Business Developer, Lyngby, Denmark

Novozymes A/S

Pioneer a brighter future
At Novozymes, we work in close partnership with our customers and the global community to make a sustainable impact. Through our Strategic Opportunity Areas (SOAs) and development seeds, we develop new business ventures that address opportunities at the intersection of customer needs and the challenges embodied by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and aim to significantly boost Novozymes' long-term growth. We practice a Venture Capital like mindset, where ventures run in teams with milestone-based approaches and quick turnaround.

Business Developer, Lyngby Denmark
We are looking for an ambitious, self-driven and energetic intrapreneur in who will work across many key areas and explore, evaluate, and execute new business opportunities in the biotechnological application space.

As a New Business Development Manager, you will identify and create strong internal buy-in for exciting new growth areas Novozymes should pursue, and you will execute on these opportunities undertaking early stage business-building and maturation activities. Key tasks involve but are not exclusive to: Analyze and understand target markets, early venture business model development and strategic planning, deliver successful MVPs, negotiate and secure key partnerships, drive engagement with key external innovation environment etc. As business development manager you work closely with colleagues within Scouting & venturing, The Innovation office and our divisions in order to making sure Novozymes is continuously developing and qualifying candidates for new opportunity areas and ventures.

The position will also, during the first couple of month function as maternity cover for our SOA Innovation officer. The Innovation officer support the overall pipeline of current and new opportunity areas as well as function as the executive assistant to the Innovation Council (IC). The IC include Novozymes COO, Novozymes CSO, a senior sales executive as well as senior representatives from the external venture capital environment. The IC oversees the SOAs and approves investments in new ventures. Later, you will transition into business development manager on full time basis.

Through strong business acumen and entrepreneurial drive, you will guide colleagues through early stage business maturation, working closely with the business developers in your team as well as the SOA Innovation officer.

In this position we expect you to have:

  • A MSc degree in business/finance/science and 5+ years of work experience within business development, venture capital, strategy, project management, management consulting or similar
  • A masters’ or PhD in biological science or related field, including some hands-on R&D experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • An ability to deliver results independently and to drive deliveries from others through strong stakeholder management, networking and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills and business understanding with experience in early stage business maturation
  • The ability to thrive in a chaotic, fast changing environment with an international outlook
  • Experience from a venture and/or innovation environment is a plus
  • Excellent hands-on command on MS office, especially PPT and Excel
  • An open and service minded approach and complete fluency in English
  • Excellent sense of humor

Do you want to work in a venture-link environment with all the benefits of being part of a global industry leader? Do you wish to be part of defining Novozymes future growth areas? And do you wish to work in a dynamic environment, across business functions, where you are responsible for defining your own ways of working and path to success? If so, you could be our next colleague.

About Novozymes
Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet's resources and helping build better lives. As the world's largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow. www.novozymes.com

Ranked #7 in Science magazine's global Top Employers Survey 2019.

For more information please contact SOA Innovation officer Ida Krogh Sjöholm on idts@novozymes.com or Director of Scouting and Venturing Anuj Dhariwal on adha@novozymes.com. Application deadline is July 15th 2020, but we will be evaluating applications and conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. We are interested in candidates who have the ability to start this new position as soon as possible.

Ref: 7302BR

City: Lyngby

Country: Denmark

Job Area: Business Development

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