Global Business Development - Market Intelligence Specialist

Global Business Development -
Market Intelligence Specialist

Ede, the Netherlands

Royal De Heus is an internationally operating family company with a leading position in the animal feed industry. We are continuously expanding our borders. Driven by this ambition, we have been actively supporting the progress of the agricultural sector. Over the more than 100 years of our existence, but especially in the last two decades, impressive growth has been realized through both organic growth as well as acquisitions in Europe, Asia, Africa and South-America. Our mission is to secure the continuity of Royal De Heus as a family-owned business and continue our ambitious international growth strategy.
Royal De Heus believes in doing business in a responsible and sustainable way, by finding the right balance between people, profit and planet. Thinking about the needs of future generations, feeding the world, and the company’s role in society are important to De Heus, its employees and its owners.

With Royal De Heus’ headquarters based in The Netherlands, its activities span across more than 70 countries, including its own production locations in Poland, Russia, Czech, Egypt, Ethiopia, Brazil, South-Africa, Serbia, Spain, Portugal, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam. Worldwide over 6.000 employees contribute daily to the company’s objectives and ambition.

Do you have a Market Intelligence or Strategy background with several years of professional experience? Are you interested in joining one of the largest Dutch family owned businesses with a truly global footprint? Then we have a great opportunity for you.

We are looking for a Market Intelligence Specialist with at least 5 years of experience who will play a vital role in setting up the Market Intelligence function within Royal De Heus and generate market insights to drive senior management decision making.

Our Global Business Development (GBD) department was established when Hein Brenninkmeijer joined De Heus in March 2018 as Global Director Business Development to structure, manage and execute the increasing level of strategy projects and acquisition deal flow. Hein previously worked at an international Investment Bank and was part of the M&A team of Heineken. In June 2019, Jurry van Rooijen joined the team as Business Development Manager. Jurry previously worked for the M&A teams of KPMG and ABN Amro in Amsterdam and Singapore. The GBD team has been involved in several successful M&A transactions to date in Indonesia, Ukraine, Serbia, Iran and Spain and is the centre-of-excellence within De Heus for all M&A projects globally. Furthermore, the department supports the Board of Directors as well as the business units and regions in setting the global and local strategy. GBD reports directly to the De Heus CEOs, Co and Koen de Heus.

What will your responsibilities be?
In this new position of Market Intelligence Specialist you will setup the market intelligence function within De Heus and support strategic decision making by autonomously collecting and analyzing relevant data and market intelligence.

On a day-to-day basis you will be investigating and analyzing the global animal nutrition markets for our compound feed, premix, concentrates & specialties (PCS) and aqua business units and work closely with the respective business units as well as your colleagues within M&A, Strategy, Marketing and Production. Key areas of interest are the market trends, the value chain positionings (incl. profit pool) and competitive landscapes. Furthermore, you will build, maintain and expand a network of in- and external stakeholders / partners and industry experts.

What do we expect from you?
You have an excellent academic track record with a Master`s degree in economics, science or engineering. You have gained at least 5 years of experience in an analytical role (e.g. market intelligence, equity research, investment banking, consultancy or other relevant employment) and have preferably already gained experience in the animal feed sector or at least have an affinity with the sector.

Furthermore, you are critical, quality driven, able to think strategically and are a clear communicator who is able to translate findings into a clear message for a wide audience. Excellent command of the English and Dutch languages is therefore required.

As this is a new position within De Heus, the combination of strategic thinking and pragmatism translates itself in the need to be able to switch between an initiating and developing role and a hands-on role to create standards and provide support.

What do we offer?
You will work within a rapidly growing and international company, where there is adequate room for personal development within a team of highly qualified colleagues. De Heus will support you in this development. You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on your qualifications and work experience.

Would you like to work in an international, dynamic, deal driven environment and does this opportunity appeal to you? Then apply directly by clicking on the ''Apply'' button.

Would you like to know more about this vacancy? Please contact Nicole Rouffaer (HR) via 0318 – 675541 or

This vacancy is a full time position.

Educational Level
Master / Post-Graduate / PhD