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Chicago, IL - $150k Full Time Posted: Thursday, 10 October 2019

Position: VP Business Development - Operations in the Americas

Location: Chicago/Atlanta (open to other locations if by major airport)

International Seed company is recruiting a VP of Business Development and Sales to head our growing US, Canada and Latin America operations

Individual will be responsible for managing sales and operations staff in the Americas, as well as for identifying, qualifying, and securing new customers for the company's plant-based food products.

Will manage commercial activities by planning, implementing, and overseeing sales strategies and marketing. The main objective is to develop sales and increase market share and customer base. This includes developing relations with seed growers.

Experience selling to these relevant companies a plus: Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge


Individual should have experience working with and selling into the grain-trading eco-system of growers - grain suppliers - reseller supply chain.


  • Manage operations in North and South America
  • Expand sales and customer base
  • Identify potential clients for our products, as well as potential collaborations
  • Ensure order fulfillment and oversee account management
  • Enhance company profile through marketing and promotions
  • Report directly to the CEO
  • Willing to travel on a regular basis


  • At least 7 years international sales management experience in Agriculture/Food Processing technology-oriented companies
  • 4 years in a senior management position
  • Background working with food and ingredients company
  • Must have strong Sales and Business Development experience
  • Demonstrate history of working with executive level managers at customers and partners
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution
  • High level experience negotiating contracts and sales
  • A proven record of leadership and management in an organization with global sales
  • Strategic and creative thinking
  • Must understand food industry supply chain
  • Seed and breeding industry background-an advantage
  • Willing to travel globally

Chicago, IL, United States of America
10/10/2019 6:24:15 PM

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