Business Development Director, Husqvarna Division

Business Development Director, Husqvarna Division


Husqvarna Division is searching for a Business Development Director – a leading role supporting the Division’s ongoing transformation towards customer centricity and leadership in Robotics as well as innovative solutions and services. The incumbent will be instrumental in driving the strategy implementation and refinement as well as ongoing transformation programs within the Division. If you thrive in change and making significant business impact collaborating with several stakeholders in the world’s oldest start up’s, you will be a perfect match to our company and our transformational journey.

Job scope:
Strategic leadership & business development
Act as strategic partner and trusted advisor to President and Division leadership team
Drive/support continued strategic development and progress of Husqvarna Division business
Drive strategic agenda/process within Division and challenge Division/functional leadership with outside perspectives, best practice and forward thinking

Oversee and coordinate Strategy implementation, Transformation programs and Division-wide projects
Follow-up of progress and execution of larger strategic initiatives, identification of deviations and corrective actions
Build program infrastructure to drive larger transformation program(s)
Support and at times lead Division-wide/cross-functional projects

Shape the M&A agenda and execution
Develop and evolve M&A agenda for Division
Lead Division M&A activities in collaboration with Group BD/M&A
Co-lead post-acquisition integration with and through other Division leaders

Candidate profile:
Relevant academic degree with a minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience
Preferred MBA or related advanced degree
Preferred work experience coming from top tier management consulting and/or Private Equity role with strategic/operational focus
Complemented Consulting/PE background with international business experience, ideally in a functional and/or Strategy/Business development leadership role
A background and/or exposure to consumer durables and/or industrial products/services may be an advantage

Proven track record
Demonstrated ability to drive holistic strategic process and direction, from situation assessment to implementation planning including change management
Systems thinker, able to manage a high degree of complexity and to distill information into simple messages, with ability to think both strategically at a global level as well as functional/local
Proven track record in managing several stakeholders in matrix organizations demonstrating organizational savviness and strong relationship building skills

Communication & coordination skills
Strong project management skills and ability to lead multiple high-profile projects of varying timelines simultaneously
Financial background or analytical orientation allowing ability to distill complex information and communicate to others in a manner that is easy to comprehend
Exceptional cross-organization coordination and communication skills including ability to build comprehensive and compelling presentation and
Strong interpersonal skills including ability to build trust, influence, and foster relationships with diverse team members; ability to leverage relationships to drive implementation success/delivery

Driving change
Demonstrated ability to influence executive leadership on complex business topics.
Proven success in influencing/driving change on local and global level, individual and organizational level
Keen to "dive deep, roll up the sleeves" and the same time able to zoom out and keep helicopter perspective

Personal traits
High ambition, drive, integrity and not shy to speak up
Go-to personality
Openness and willingness to learn and develop
Ability and willingness to travel ( approx. 25 % travel expected for role)

Fluent in English, Swedish and German is a Plus, other languages are welcome

This position reports to: President, Husqvarna Division

Your application
Please submit your application with CV and cover letter latest by Aug 23.
For more information about the position please contact: Anne-Marie Andric, VP People & Organization Husqvarna Division,
Husqvarna Group
Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power products and innovative solutions for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mowers and ride-on lawn mowers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. The Group’s products and solutions are sold under brands including Husqvarna, Gardena, McCulloch, Poulan Pro, Weed Eater, Flymo, Zenoah and Diamant Boart via dealers and retailers to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries. Net sales in 2019 amounted to SEK 42,2bn SEK and the Group has around 13,000 employees in 40 countries.

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  • Arbetsplats: Husqvarna AB .
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  • Publicerat: 11 augusti 2020
  • Ansök senast: 23 augusti 2020


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