Initiatives Business Development Manager
Cultura Technologies provides software solutions for simplified business and
information management across the agricultural supply chain to help agribusinesses
improve yields and quality; reduce variability of results; streamline business
processes; enhance business analysis and decision making; track, capture, and
manage data; and deliver peace of mind with risk mitigation products.
Our tools are designed to enhance productivity and customer service through
automating and streamlining tasks across the spectrum of your agribusiness – from
back-office functions such as accounting, financials, payroll, inventory, and
patronage to operations such as grain handling, crop planning, precision analysis,
bin management, traceability, retail transactions, and fuel tracking.
Hundreds of agribusinesses across the United States, Canada, South Africa, and
Australia have turned to Cultura to meet the needs information management needs.
Visit www.culturatech.com for more information.
The Initiatives Business Development Manager works with Operations Directors to
develop a pipeline of growth opportunities to meet G&O objectives, from conception
to commercialization, ensuring 10% Net Revenue growth by region. These growth
opportunities begin as initiatives for the Initiative BD Manager to incubate into
viable products, ultimately becoming an integral part of our core development. For
our “core” opportunities, he/she will audit and report on regularly; for “Initiatives”
he/she will be instrumental in gaining senior leadership team approval, assigning
champions, coordinating resources, evaluating outcomes, and presenting
evaluations of a project’s forecasted results. This role oversees initiative projects to
ensure the financial investment obtains the established IRR when the initiative is
successful and minimizes investments when the initiative is not viable.
Develops project charter and gains approval for initiatives
Develops and monitors project plan for each growth initiative
Develops and validates IRR financial models for each growth idea
Presents a “go/no go” recommendation to Executive Leadership
Measures growth initiative idea against project charter criteria to determine
Reports initiative progress at Quarterly Management Meetings
Marshalls and assigns resources tasks and timelines for each project stage
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
3 – 5 years experience in Grain and Oilseeds Industry
Understands business process and can identify opportunities for products
and services to solve business requirements
Financial analysis and modeling experience required
Project management experience
Demonstrated ability to inform and influence decision making through written
and verbal communication
A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Agriculture or
another related discipline
Chris Williams, HR Business Partner
Position is open until filled.