Director of International Marketing
Building the world’s food infrastructure.
Our client is a global leader in the planning, engineering, and manufacturing of full equipment solutions and systems across multiple business platforms. Grain, fertilizer, food, feed, and seed. The company partners with our customers in over 50 countries to provide unique market specific systems. These systems are delivered for farm and commercial applications and include storage, handing, structural, processing, and controls, all based on, and brought together, with engineering and project management.
The Director of Marketing, International reports to the Vice President of Marketing and is responsible for setting the pace and defining marketing strategies to grow the business and build capacity in countries in which they operate. The incumbent plays an integral role in developing, implementing and managing key marketing and business development brand strategies and activities across international markets. Development of communication planning and driving B2B marketing programs for both the company brand and key company divisions outside of North America will be key in achieving growth targets. This role is also accountable for fostering and promoting relationships with key international contacts to strengthen sales and business opportunities. Priority regions include South America (Brazil), EMEA, and Australia. The incumbent is highly collaborative, strategic, has a bias to action and thrives in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment. Flexibility, adaptability, and willingness for international business travel and time zones are critical for this position, as is the ability to understand and collaborate within different work cultures around the world.
This highly visible role will be responsible for ensuring greater consistency in brand architecture, leading external vendors, handling budget control and media buying, and being a strong contributor to the VP of Marketing in overall strategy development. They will uncover insights and prioritize strategies to drive maximum growth based on market analysis, create compelling marketing campaigns across all touch points including advertising, tradeshows, highly digital and non-traditional culturally appropriate content, and collateral sales support materials and tools and they will foster cross-cultural collaboration with country managers and sales teams.
The successful candidate has an advanced post-secondary degree, preferably an MBA, and 8 to 10 years of international B2B sales and marketing experience with an entrepreneurial focus, cross-cultural awareness, strong business acumen and the ability to identify and develop business opportunities. The ideal candidate is comfortable with the agricultural industry appreciating the highly technical and digital nature of farming today, has strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and has a working knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Portuguese, Italian, Spanish or French.
Our client offers a comprehensive benefits package including a competitive salary, performance-based incentive, medical, dental and disability as well as the opportunity for significant career advancement for the right candidate.
If the opportunity to positively impact the future of a leading global agricultural solutions company excites you, please forward your résumé/cover letter in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please contact Paul Geiger, VP Toronto at 416-274-3499 or Kim West, President at 902-422-2099.
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