Business Unit Director – Companion Animal

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Are you a dynamic and experienced leader in the industry? Do you have a track record of driving revenue generation and leading high-performing teams? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as Business Unit Director for Companion Animals. As the Head of Business Unit, you will be responsible for implementing our business unit plan and exceeding revenue targets. You will lead a team of marketing, technical, and sales professionals, coaching and developing them to reach their full potential. We are looking for a visionary leader who can inspire our team members and create future business leaders.

In addition to leading the team, you will be an acknowledged people leader both within and outside of your reporting line. Your effective communication skills and lead-by-example attitude will be crucial in driving the transformation of our ways of working. A key part of your role will be to drive the aligned global business unit strategy for the UK. You will also collaborate with customers to ensure mutual business success and maintain a high level of customer-centricity.

To be successful in this role, you should have broad industry experience in a senior line leadership position, with significant P&L responsibility. Your expertise in sales and marketing, along with your ability to work in a matrix environment and across different business and regulatory environments, will be essential. You should be a strategic thinker, capable of making rapid yet balanced decisions on key business issues.

We value integrity and ethics above all else, and we expect the same from our Head of Business Unit. Proven adherence to compliance policies and procedures, along with unquestionable ethics and integrity, is a must.


  • Broad industry experience in a senior line leadership position.
  • Demonstrated competence in sales and marketing.
  • Proven leadership skills, developing and guiding high-performing teams.
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization and across different business, cultural, and regulatory environments.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and drive change.
  • Track record of adherence to company compliance policies and procedures.
  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity.


  • Execute commercial plans and strategies, maximizing performance within established guidelines.
  • Build, lead, and retain high-performing, diverse teams.
  • Ensure the right organizational structure and capabilities to deliver on our future business strategy.
  • Engage employees by creating a vision and culture that links them to business goals.
  • Develop talent through clear priorities, guidance, feedback, and recognition.
  • Ensure governance and team compliance with company processes and business practices.
  • Collaborate with global and regional species leadership to drive effective product marketing campaigns.
  • Maintain compliance with legal and policy requirements.
  • Build and lead effective marketing and sales teams, exploiting opportunities for product sales and problem resolution.
  • Influence regional management in creating and delivering successful business plans and strategies.
  • Resolve operational issues related to product supply, pricing, and customer problems.

Join our team and take on this exciting leadership opportunity! Travel within the UK and internationally will be required.

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Milton Keynes

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