As a high-quality animal feed food supplier, De Heus provides its customers with expertise around when it comes to nutrition, animal health, and animal husbandry. Over more than a hundred years, the family business has grown into one of the largest players in the international market. Operating at the intersection of strategy and M&A, the Global Business Development Analyst will play a key role in the company’s future growth.
About De Heus
Royal De Heus is one of the largest Dutch family-owned businesses and boasts a rich history. Founded in 1911, the company initially focused primarily on the Netherlands, but since 2002, De Heus has established a strong international presence. Today, the fourth generation has taken the helm – brothers Koen and Co de Heus share the role of CEO – and more than 10,000 employees for the company worldwide. With over 90 production locations in 20+ countries, De Heus ranks among the top 10 players in the world.
The global population will continue to its rapid growth trajectory in the coming years. It’s estimated that by 2050, the world’s population will be around 9.8 billion. That means the food chain has to become significantly more efficient and sustainable. At De Heus, this issue is top of the agenda, and with the Responsible Feeding program – focused on developing a sustainable food chain and improving living standards for local communities – the company is taking significant steps towards achieving that goal.
De Heus has seen radical growth in recent years both at home and abroad, organically and through acquisitions in places like Vietnam, Poland, Indonesia and the Netherlands. In addition to a stronger international presence, the continued growth and developments in the market and food chain also create strategic issues.
Global Business Development team
The Global Business Development team addresses these issues and sets the long-term strategy and objectives that allow De Heus to reach its growth goals. The teamconsists of Janneke Haverkamp (Group Director Strategy & Business Development), Jurry van Rooijen (M&A Director), Roy Hamstra (Strategy Manager) and Bo Heijn (Business Development Analyst), who has been with De Heus since the acquisition of the Vietnamese company MNS Feed from Ho Chi Minh City.
Vacancy: Global Business Development Analyst
The Global Business Development Analyst will have two main focus areas: M&A and strategy. There’s plenty of room to develop initiatives and take responsibility in both spaces.
In M&A projects, the Global Business Development Analyst will work directly with functional and business leaders across multiple countries, gather relevant information and independently create the valuation model. The strategic issues include continued international expansion, innovation, collaboration within the value chain as well as sector sustainability. The Global Business Development Analyst will also be tasked with drafting structured, compelling business cases. Again, they’ll work closely with the business side and with various global teams. That means this role comes with significant exposure to senior leadership and the Executive Board.
The Global Business Development Analyst reports directly to Janneke Haverkamp, Group Director Strategy & Business Development. Lines of communication are short, within the team and throughout the organization. In this entrepreneurial organization, people move quickly to respond whenever an opportunity arises. This is particularly true in the Global Business Development team, which makes a huge impact, despite its relatively small size.
“As a Global Business Development Analyst, you’ll have plenty of impact on growth at De Heus. In this dynamic, flat and entrepreneurial organization, you can really make a difference in this role.” – Janneke Haverkamp-Dijkhuizen, Group Director Strategy & Business Development.
For an (entry-level) professional with experience in strategy consulting and/or M&A, the role offers an excellent opportunity for development in both areas. The ideal candidate is enterprising and intelligent, and can successfully lead projects independently.
Being involved at the highest level and joining a team of professionals with a proven track record means this role at De Heus will be a great learning opportunity. It’s a chance to not only take a huge step in your own development and career, but also to have a positive impact on making the food chain more sustainable, one of the biggest challenges of our time.
De Heus is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, contact Sophie Jansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.