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Business Unit Director Companion Animals

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Benelux with offices in Capelle aan den IJssel (NL) and Zaventem (BE)
18 Jun. 2024

Business Unit Director Companion Animals



Zoetis is the world’s leading animal health company. Our name comes from “Zoe,” the Greek word for life. Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and other technologies for companion animals and livestock. A Fortune 500 company traded on the NYSE (ZTS), generated $8.5 billion in revenue in 2023. We know animal health is essential to public health and people’s well-being. We are driven by a singular purpose: to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. To continue our double digit growth in the companion animal health business in the Benelux we are looking for an ambitious Business Unit Director Companion Animals.

Functie omschrijving - Business Unit Director Companion Animals

As a Business Unit Director you lead a complex business unit capable of achieving stretching sales targets and market share growth. You are fully accountable for delivering results. In your division, you plan and manage the development of the marketing, technical and sales resources – including services and consultancy – necessary for sustained business results. You lead leaders and you are a role model of outstanding leadership behaviors, you live the Zoetis values. It’s your challenge to build a high collaborative and performing team (35 FTE). In pursuit of ‘One Zoetis’, this role undertakes much collaboration outside the region, through Europe and globally. You are also a member of the Benelux Leadership Team and contribute to the forging of the overall Benelux business strategy. You drive the achievement of the team’s strategic goals and the countries financial objectives. The following core responsibilities are yours:

  • Financial management: delivering agreed operating plan and budget.
  • Planning: preparing and shaping market and brand strategies in a changing industry.
  • Customer proposition: deliver a holistic offer of products, services and consultancy.
  • People development: get the best out of your people, empower, grow and inspire.
  • Relationships: develop a broad internal and external network, give and ask feedback.

Functie eisen - Business Unit Director Companion Animals

  • Senior leader in marketing and sales.
  • Master Degree in business.
  • You know how to manage managers.
  • Solid financial management experience.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch, French is a strong plus.
  • Result driven, change manager, customer focused and servant leader.


Good for animals. Good for the world. Good for you. At Zoetis we offer you a fantastic position with wonderful career opportunities. You will get the chance to grow a winning team in a dynamic and changing business. We recognize your commitment with excellent compensations and benefits. Zoetis Benelux is certified as Top Employer®.

Interesse in Business Unit Director Companion Animals ?

Zoetis has exclusively outsourced the Executive Search and Selection for this vacancy to Salentijn Recruitment B.V. Please call for more information and questions with drs. Chris Salentijn on +31 (0)6 2923 9211. You can send your application plus resume to You can find more information about Zoetis on

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