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Von-der-Wettern-Strasse 27, 51149 Köln

Marketing Director / Development Manager


Company Profile

TIMAC AGRO is an established brand in the agricultural sector and a subsidiary of the internationally active Groupe Roullier (10,000 employees / 125 countries / 4.1 billion Euros turnover).

They specialize in efficient soil improvement and plant and animal nutrition. For more than 60 years, they have been developing innovative solutions for arable farming and animal nutrition in order to sustainably improve the performance of agriculture.

The Position - Main Tasks & Functions of the Marketing Director / Development Manager?

Directly reporting to the Country Manager of TIMAC AGRO Deutschland, you are responsible for the national marketing & communication strategy.

In this position you take over the management of a team of agronomists, marketing and communication specialists. The actual Team leader will gradually hand over after an induction phase.

As the Marketing Director of TIMAC AGRO Deutschland, you will represent and incarnate TIMAC AGRO’s brand on the German Market. The main functions of this role can be summarized around three main pillars: Agronomy / Marketing & Sales support / Communication.

Agronomy :

  • You are the bridge between the Centre Mondial d’Innovation (CMI) of the Groupe Roullier, designing and creating new products and new technologies to serve farmers’ interest, and the field. It will be your responsibility to submit innovative ideas to the Country Manager of TIMAC AGRO Deutschland as well as to the R&D department based in France.
  • You are in charge of translating a scientific approach into concrete added value for farmers and Agribusiness shareholders.
  • You are responsible for managing campaigns, defining product ranges in line with the needs of the German market, and developing partnerships with Agribusiness players throughout the country.
  • Organizing field trials with public and private organizations will be part of the strategy you will have to implement, as will improving the various follow-ups our team carries out with farmers who use our solutions.
  • As the Marketing Director of the company, you will be responsible for the technical training of newcomers joining the company.

Marketing & Sales Support :

  • You design and implement the sales force support strategy.
  • You manage the trial results and share information with our sales team while developing ROI calculations and a trial library they can access.
  • You support the activity of TIMAC AGRO Deutschland by developing the performance of the systems for which you are responsible: market intelligence, definition of product ranges and sales pitches, direct marketing and sales tools, presentation and advertising materials for the sales team as well as for internal and external events, etc.


  • You manage and implement the company's external and internal communication : helping to plan and organize trade fairs, field days and customer events, participating in the design of the advertising material catalogue and the ordering process (including negotiations with suppliers, monitoring deliveries), creating videos for internal and external use, writing and publishing online content on the company's website and social networks, press-related projects to raise the company's profile, etc.
  • With the support of the controlling team, you produce analyses of the performance of the strategies implemented and monitor your department's budget.

Job Attractiveness

  • Opportunity to work in a stimulating environment within an innovative international group.
  • In this position you will be part of the Management / Executive Committee of the company.
  • For the right candidate, the business offers an attractive salary package and opportunities for further development.

More Information or Interested in Marketing Director / Development Manager?

  • If this job sounds attractive and you meet the profile please send your curriculum vitae to info@aflsearch.com.
  • For more information about this job you can also contact Mr. Sylvain Serra on +33 (0)6 3100 5831 or Jos Douven on +31 (0)6 5194 1954.

There is an exclusivity agreement between Timac Agro and AFL Executive Search for this search. We therefore kindly request you to contact us if you have questions and/or you want to apply for this job.

About AFL Executive Search
AFL Executive Search recruits people for strategic positions and specializes in the field of Agribusiness, Food and Life Sciences worldwide.

We match the most qualified candidates to the key positions in those organizations that focus on a healthy world with enough quality food for everyone, and connect the right people with the right companies across the world. From a selection of high qualified candidates we only pick the outstanding ones who will become the visionary leaders of tomorrow. We don´t just search for the best candidate, we also attract the right one.

We offer Executive Search services across all functional disciplines within the Agribusiness, Food and Life Sciences sectors, have strong knowledge of and commitment to these sectors and deliver the expected results. Through a no-nonsense, direct and personal approach AFL Executive Search acts as a full sparring partner for both companies and candidates.

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