Global Head (m/f/d) of Business Development

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Date: Nov 8, 2023

Location: Hanau, DE

Company: Heraeus

Global Head (m/f/d) of Business Development
Location Hanau
Full Time


About Heraeus

Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time. As a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common: World-class quality.

About Heraeus Precious Metals

With more than 350 years of experience in precious metals processing, Heraeus Precious Metals is the world's leading provider of innovative products and services, such as precious metals trading and recycling. Our products are used in a wide range of industries, for example to reduce climate killers such as nitrous oxide and methane and in the form of pharmaceutical ingredients for the treatment of cancer.

Our innovative strength is driven by our 3,000 employees in more than 15 countries, who work passionately with our partners to develop pioneering and sustainable solutions.

We are aware of our responsibility towards people and the environment and have set ourselves ambitious CO₂ targets. Sustainability is at the heart of all our business activities.


Your role and responsibilities:

  • You lead a small team of Business Development Managers and develop a dedicated and committed business development organization.
  • Within your role you are a key driver for Business Development and strategies and their global implementation.
  • You observe, analyze and actively screen current and future markets, identify potential areas of growth and assist management in setting strategic goals.
  • You are responsible for technology scouting of the business line in close cooperation with the innovation team.
  • Furthermore, you identify, structure and execute growth and M&A projects together with corporate and other Business Line functions. 
  • You deliver project results within agreed timeframes, budgets and quality standards and consider the impact of your own projects across the business.
  • You are the owner of the Business Line strategy process and define the strategy together with sales and other functions.
  • You are an integral part of the Business Line management team.

Your profile:

  • University degree in chemistry or chemical engineering and several years of (international) work experience
  • Know-how in several markets of the chemical industry, preferably heterogeneous and/or homogeneous catalysis
  • Knowledge in the areas of market analysis, strategy development, business planning and project management
  • Strong presentation and analytical skills and a strategic thinker
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken
  • Attributes that describe you are team player, analytical thinker, communication skills, business mindset, leadership competence


What you can look forward to at Heraeus Precious Metals:

  • Exciting tasks - implement them with a high level of personal responsibility in an ambitious environment with very good opportunities for further development.
  • Shaping sustainability - be part of the implementation of our vision to become CO₂-neutral by 2025
  • Inclusive corporate culture - we firmly believe that diversity makes our organization more successful. We promote this, among other things with specific targets, part-time/job-sharing management positions, and training courses.
  • Attractive compensation - in addition to a good pay package, you can expect extensive social benefits from a responsible family-owned company
  • And much more - mobile working, 30 vacation days or more, travel allowance for public transport, bicycle leasing, ...

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