Business Unit Lead, Poultry and Swine ANZ

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Business Unit Lead, Poultry and Swine ANZ

Location Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia Job Type Full time

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Business Unit Lead, Poultry and Swine ANZ

  • Exciting opportunity to join an innovative Global Animal Health business

  • Permanent Full-Time opportunity based in Macquarie Park, NSW

  • Lead with your strong sales / key account management skills, as well as a strategic mindset to promote growth of our Poultry and Swine business in ANZ

  • Work with a highly engaged agile team of Sales, Marketing and Technical professionals


Reporting to the General Manager ANZ, this is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking leader who demonstrates a great aptitude and a deep understanding of sales, key account management and marketing processes to help drive our sales, technical and marketing strategy to achieve revenue targets, as well as growth with our current and pipeline innovative products in the Poultry and Swine market in ANZ. This role is involved in the day to day direct Sales / Key Account Management and Strategic Marketing Management for the Swine Business across ANZ. In addition, a rewarding part of this position is to lead and motivate the Poultry Sales & Technical team to high performance by promoting a culture of accountability and empowerment, whilst upholding leadership values in high integrity and ethics.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Profit and Loss Management

  • Contribute to the development of the ANZ Animal Health organisational strategy and translate this into Sales, Marketing and Technical projects and activities to support long-term operating plan;

  • Direct day to day Key Account and Sales Management activities of the Swine business;

  • Lead the activities of the Poultry sales and technical group for the achievement of short- and long-term business objectives, increased sales, market share and profitability;

  • Identify and develop new and growth business opportunities, whilst driving the growth of key inline brands;

  • Manage pricing and product mix to maximise gross profit of the business unit;

  • Effective management of brand planning process and effective utilisation of promotional budgets and resources to ensure strong launch capability for new brands;

  • Championing the development of new methods of customer interaction (including non-traditional marketing channels), new initiatives (such as new products, new marketing techniques and new advertising campaigns.

  • Build and maintain strong business to business relationship with key customer entities, major suppliers, customers and key industry groups;

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the marketing, sales and technical teams in a positive, cohesive and engaged manner to align on key priorities and ensure strategy are met

  • Positively participate in global, regional and local project teams to support the long-term success of the business.


You are a commercially minded and results driven individual who thrives on working in a hands-on, fast paced and agile environment. You are at ease with the day to day execution of direct selling and account management, whilst also enjoy providing strategic direction and leadership to a team.

You will also have the following attributes:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (scientific, marketing or business qualification preferred)

  • Broad commercial working experience (5-7+) years in sales & marketing in regulated environments (e.g. Animal Health, Production, Feedlot (Cattle))

  • Product and Technical Knowledge of the Australian and New Zealand Poultry and Swine market

  • Knowledge of the Swine and Poultry production systems

  • Proven commercial and financial acumen with the ability to think strategically

  • Possess a successful track record in Sales and Key Account Management, with a natural ability to develop and grow long term deep relationships with clients

  • Ability to build, lead and manage sales, marketing and technical teams through change

  • Excellent organisational skills and timeliness in responding to customer needs

  • Excellent written, verbal and negotiation communication skills in English

  • Ability to be results-focused and work well with others in a team setting, demonstrating collaboration and inclusive behaviours

  • Show resilience and ability to thrive within an environment of ambiguity


  • Opportunity to manage and grow market leading brands and introduce new technology in the Swine & Poultry markets in ANZ

  • Fantastic career advancement role that gives you a unique mix of strategic management and operation management (direct selling)

  • Comprehensive and attractive Total Rewards package on offer

Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet. We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

Who we are…

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for…

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.




We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.


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