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Deputy Business Area Manager

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General information


Limagrain Europe is a pure seed player company with solid agricultural roots. Under its LG, international brand, the company is developing innovative solutions based on a multi-crop offer through 20 subsidiaries. LG is one of the European seed leaders in maize, wheat, barley, oilseed rape and sunflower seeds available in more than 50 countries.

Limagrain Europe is contributing to progress in Agriculture every day, by offering genetic and agronomic solutions that allow farmers to achieve better performance while meeting environmental challenges and societal expectations.

Limagrain Europe is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an agricultural cooperative owned by French farmers and an international group, the fourth largest seed company worldwide. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products.

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Position description

Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours




Main Goal

Right arm of the BA Head of Central Europe, the Deputy BA Manager lead the support functions: Finance, HR, Legal, CSR, Safety, Demand Management and support the structuration of the BA to contribute to the achievement of the business and financial mid- and long-term objectives of the BA

Job description

o Organize, develop and manage support functions to ensure effective and quality deliveries
o Manage BA HR manager and BA Finance manager,
o Directly take over the responsibility for Safety, CSR and Demand Management and animate the respective network
o Identify and develop synergies across countries
o Ensure implementation and respect of Limagrain Europe guidelines and policies (incl BE&AB, finance, HR, Safety, CSR…)
o Establish/review, implement and optimize administrative processes
o Challenge and ensure accuracy of reporting
o Provide guidelines to the countries for budget preparation, ensure budget consolidation and monitoring
o Lead the development and implementation (??,) of the BA roadmap
o Lead or support local strategic initiatives (e.g. building of factory)

As a LT Leader
• Leadership:
o Communicate a compelling and inspiring vision or sense of core purpose
o Have the willingness to delegate responsibility, work with others, and coach them to develop their capabilities towards success
o Ensure that he/ she acts and is perceived as responsible, reliable, and trustworthy
o Find the best match between required tasks & existing skills in the team
o Can decide and act without having the total picture as well as in a context of change
o Communicate to the team on behalf of the company in alignment with company's strategy
• People Management
o Recruit employees for growth and development within the company
o Manage missions & responsibilities
o Foster and promote diversity and build on differences to positively impact business results
o Describe the reasoning behind the rules
• Activity management
o Evaluate the relevance of KPIs and their target
o Fully understand the basic financial management principles and the company's expectations in regard to finance performance
o Embrace innovation
o Translate customer's needs in operational targets for his/ her department
o Drive for results taking full responsibility for himself/ herself and for his/her team
As team manager, you are in charge of the safety of employees you oversee and ensure that the company's rules and policies are followed
The Deputy BA Manager position reports to BA Head of Central Europe, admiratively to the Country manager

Skills: what we expect of you

• 10 years of experience in international and matrix business on a same position (Finance, HR, support of business, or consulting or profit center administration or management)
• Fluent in English
• Used to manage both local and IFRS or US GAAP
• Expertise for computer systems – ERP, Windows, Excel
• Willingness to travel frequently
• Ability to federate, influence and persuade senior management level.
• Demonstrated ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the executive management team that provides overall company leadership and direction.
• Pragmatic and strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
• High standard of attention to detail.
• Solid commitment to customer or employee service.
• Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills.
• Evidence of the ability to practice and coach organization managers in the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
• General knowledge of various employment laws and practices and experience working with a corporate employment law attorney.
• Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.
• High level of integrity & dependability with an ability to deliver timely results (results oriented)
• Change agent
• Ability to lead and inspire a community in a matrix organization



Position localization

Job location

Europe, Romania


Bd. Pipera nr. 1B spatiul SB5.05, etaj 5, Cubic Center, Judetul Ilfov

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Specific expertise

  • Finance
  • HR

Minimum level of experience required

10 years or more


Master's degree in business school (finance, HR), or equivalent business experience. Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA in Finance and the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations


English (4 - Fluent)


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