Aker BioMarine is a leading biotechnology company developing krill-derived products for consumer health and wellness, and animal nutrition. We have a strong position in the industry and we believe in a world where everyone has access to quality nutrition and good health without compromising the planet. We are looking for more people like us, who believe they can make a difference in the world. We are 350 employees globally, with more than 25 nationalities, spread across all time zones and most continents.

Aker BioMarine is a fast-growing company. Our success is driven by being more than a simple ingredient supplier – we are taking responsibility in driving the success for and with our customers. We are providing customized concepts and marketing material that are highly valued by our B2B customers. To further increase our capabilities and capacity we are looking for a Marketing Director Human Health & Nutrition with passion for driving marketing efforts to the next level. Being awarded the second best B2B marketing company in Norway last year, the company continuous to invest in innovate programs both for traditional as well as for digital marketing channels. The Marketing Director will lead our newly established central marketing team, collaborate closely with regional marketing as well as the sales teams.

Do you want to be creative and develop innovative marketing programs for a unique health food ingredient? Work internationally across multiple cultures to increase the awareness of our Human Health & Nutrition products globally, and providing marketing concepts that support customers to grow their business?

The Marketing Director Human Health & Nutrition thinks and acts in both a creative and structured way and translates rather complex scientific results into compelling marketing programs and messages. The ideal candidate is customer obsessed, brings a global, inter-cultural mind-set and is self-driven in a fast-paced environment. The Marketing Director Human Health & Nutrition will report to the EVP in the Human Health & Nutrition department.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead the Central Marketing Team of the Human Health & Nutrition department
  • Collaborate well with the regional marketing, scientific and regulatory team, communication team as well as with the global sales team
  • Create, manage and follow-up marketing programs to drive awareness of krill and to directly support the company's customers
  • Translate scientific data into tools that our customers can utilize as part of their B2C marketing
  • Develop and own the brand strategy for the company's human products
  • Own sales tools and collaterals (e.g. videos, brochures) that create value for both the B2B sales and the company's customers
  • Initiate consumer surveys to get deep insights into consumer's needs and behaviour

Main qualifications:

  • University/college degree within marketing, applied science, international business or similar
  • 6-10 years of experience from similar roles, e.g. as a Brand Manager or Marketing Director
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (particularly in English)

You can expect hard work and a lot of fun and challenges. In return we promise you will be part of an exciting journey. Working with us means you appreciate diversity, are highly skilled within your field and can cope with unexpected situations. You enjoy a fast pace, tolerate quick decisions and continuously ongoing changes. You are a true team player who "chip in" when the situation requires so. The Marketing Director Human Health & Nutrition will work at our head office at Fornebu, Norway. Some travel will be required.

Does this sound like you? Then we are looking forward to learning more about your motivation in your application letter. For more information about the position or process, please contact Ida Beinnes Hoff in The Assessment Company. To apply, please send your CV and application as soon as possible, and no later than February 21th 2019. Please send us both application letter and resume in English.

About Aker BioMarine:

Aker BioMarine develops krill-based bioactive ingredients for use in the nutraceutical, aquaculture and animal feed market. Its fully traceable value chain stretches from sustainable krill harvesting operations in Antarctica through the logistics hub in Montevideo to its state-of-the-art factory in Houston and all the way to its customers around the world. Aker BioMarine is a subsidiary of Aker ASA.

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