Strategy Director
,Singapore
Job Reference SP-6752977228
Professional Areas BD&MA
Function Business Development & M&A
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 10 + years
Start date 2021-03-26
Application close date 2021-06-24
Summary
Work Environment Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging our global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for our customers around the world – safely, responsibly and reliably. Our diversified activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines. Since 1851, our portfolio has grown to include Oilseeds, Grains, Rice, Global Markets, Finance, Coffee, Cotton, Sugar, Juice and Dairy. We help feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of products. Structured as a matrix organization of 6 geographical regions and 10 platforms, LDC is active in over 100 countries and employs some 19 000 people globally. Overall Purpose The primary function of this position is to actively support business lines in defining their strategy and implementing strategic projects.
Strategic Projects
- Lead cross-functional strategic projects. Strategic projects include market analysis, business reviews, regional strategic reviews, assessment of business diversification potential, digitalization etc.
- In support of Business Development and M&A activities of the group, undertake industry research, financial analysis, investment synthesis and strategic due diligence on companies

Market Intelligence
- Maintain a continual awareness of the industry, emerging trends and opportunities including but not limited to competition, changes in customer preference, and improvements in technology
- Cultivate and establish network and relationships with companies, corporate partners and other relevant institutions
- Leverage on market/customer research, trends, and competitor info to produce market and competitors analysis and communicate analytical findings to management and business lines heads in a cohesive manner

Global Strategy
- Support the deputy Head of Strategy and the Chief Strategy Officer in the (i) definition (ii) Implementation and (ii) communication of the group’s strategy
- Provide further insight into the group’s overall strategy by identifying critical questions and performing ad-hoc analyses
- Guide business lines’ management in evaluating long term strategic direction / options and value creation initiatives
- Over ten years' experience in an in-house strategy role or with a top tier consulting firm including at least 5 years in the Agri commodity Space
- Market analysis expertise
- Advanced knowledge of data management and data manipulation
- Creative and imaginative skills to generate ideas to solve business problems
- Critical thinking abilities to draw sound conclusions from information and various data sources while taking a long-term perspective
- Experience in agricultural commodities as well as alternative energy markets (biofuels – carbon credits etc.)
- Degree in business management, strategy or finance
- Strong quantitative and financial modelling skills
- Good knowledge of corporate finance, accounting and economics
- Ability to work with cross-functional teams and have the maturity to interact directly with senior executives across departments, as well as provide leadership to teams on the implementation of strategic initiatives
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Comfort with ambiguity
- Experience in a trading company or the B2B food industry is a plus.
• English (Fluent)
Degree in business management, strategy or finance

Main
Responsibilities
Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.
Strategic Projects
- Lead cross-functional strategic projects. Strategic projects include market analysis, business reviews, regional strategic reviews, assessment of business diversification potential, digitalization etc.
- In support of Business Development and M&A activities of the group, undertake industry research, financial analysis, investment synthesis and strategic due diligence on companies

Market Intelligence
- Maintain a continual awareness of the industry, emerging trends and opportunities including but not limited to competition, changes in customer preference, and improvements in technology
- Cultivate and establish network and relationships with companies, corporate partners and other relevant institutions
- Leverage on market/customer research, trends, and competitor info to produce market and competitors analysis and communicate analytical findings to management and business lines heads in a cohesive manner

Global Strategy
- Support the deputy Head of Strategy and the Chief Strategy Officer in the (i) definition (ii) Implementation and (ii) communication of the group’s strategy
- Provide further insight into the group’s overall strategy by identifying critical questions and performing ad-hoc analyses
- Guide business lines’ management in evaluating long term strategic direction / options and value creation initiatives

    Experiences
    - Over ten years' experience in an in-house strategy role or with a top tier consulting firm including at least 5 years in the Agri commodity Space
    - Market analysis expertise
    - Advanced knowledge of data management and data manipulation
    - Creative and imaginative skills to generate ideas to solve business problems
    - Critical thinking abilities to draw sound conclusions from information and various data sources while taking a long-term perspective
    - Experience in agricultural commodities as well as alternative energy markets (biofuels – carbon credits etc.)

      Skills
      - Degree in business management, strategy or finance
      - Strong quantitative and financial modelling skills
      - Good knowledge of corporate finance, accounting and economics
      - Ability to work with cross-functional teams and have the maturity to interact directly with senior executives across departments, as well as provide leadership to teams on the implementation of strategic initiatives
      - Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      - Comfort with ambiguity
      - Experience in a trading company or the B2B food industry is a plus.

        Required
        Languages
        • English (Fluent)

        Required
        Education
        Degree in business management, strategy or finance

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