For the further expansion of the Global Segment "PreFab", we are looking for a 

Global Business Development Manager PreFab  

Industrial production of building parts and entire buildings, with the aim of saving as much as possible of the craftsman's work. This type of construction can already be found in many countries around the world, and the segment is expanding more and more. Technically we seek to refine and optimise our range of traditional products so that they fit into a factory production environment. All available technologies from the fields of concrete, screed, construction adhesives, waterproofing products and membranes are used.

The aim is to define, develop and support the application of the best system solutions for the corresponding target customers and markets. Target customers are manufacturers of prefabricated parts, prefabricated module builders, prefabricated house manufacturers, prefabricated bathroom manufacturers, marine technology, manufacturers of housing containers, innovative construction companies and suppliers in the sanitary sector.

Main Duties

  • Segment Strategy - Further development of the global vision, strategy, business plan and solutions roadmap for the customer segment PreFab
  • Work with each region to develop and deliver on their local business plan, based on the strategy
  • Market Intelligence Analysis - Identifying market/sales potential, market requirements and customer needs by market & competitive analysis in different countries in all key sectors 
  • Developing the customer segment by optimization and redesign of the solutions portfolio including accessories and services as well as business models in alignment with Product Management, R&D and Sales & Service
  • Acquisition and coordination of key accounts in conjunction with local ARDEX business units, including international partnerships and tender specifications.
  • Networking with responsible stakeholders in regions, customers, distributors, key opinion leaders, manufacturers and others
  • Leading interdisciplinary Team Members in different countries
  • Responsible for the strategic direction of the department
  • You are located in Germany or UK

Qualification, Required Skills and Experience

  • Preferably master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering or degree in economics or MBA holder or other relevant field
  • Strong Business Manager, with a proven record in developing and expanding segments and businesses
  • High level of Project Management skills and capable of developing and implementing a board level strategic business plan for the PreFab sector on a global and regional basis
  • Expert in the global construction industry
  • Good knowledge in the area of construction in relation to applications of building products in various markets and/or from the area of PreFab
  • Team Leader and willing to coordinate and motivate a team of experts on a global and regional basis
  • Customer focused with good presentation skills and willing to travel internationally
  • Strong project and commercial management controlling skills, experienced in leading interdisciplinary project teams
  • Preferably significant experience (minimum of 5 years) of working in the PreFab sector and with PreFab customers or similar segments in the construction industry
  • Knowledge of different segments in the construction industry in different regions in the world – Market Need understanding - Market Segment Leader
  • Strong Project and Commercial Management leadership skills and good negotiation, communication and presentation skills
  • Pioneering mindset, motivator for change management and strong networker
  • As this is a global role, international travel may be required as well as strong English Language skills

We Offer

  • Close cooperation with the top management of the ARDEX Group
  • Global environment with a corporate footprint on five continents
  • Working in international teams
  • Interesting challenge with excellent design and development opportunities for an international premiumbrand

To apply: please contact tobias.fromme@ardex.de

Die ARDEX GmbH ist einer der Weltmarktführer bei hochwertigen bauchemischen Spezialbaustoffen. Als Gesellschaft in Familienbesitz verfolgt das Unternehmen seit mehr als 70 Jahren einen nachhaltigen Wachstumskurs.


Die ARDEX-Gruppe beschäftigt heute über 3.900 Mitarbeiter und ist in mehr als 100 Ländern auf allen Kontinenten präsent, im Kernmarkt Europa nahezu flächendeckend. Mit ihren mehr als zehn großen Marken erwirtschaftet ARDEX weltweit einen Gesamtumsatz von mehr als 930 Millionen Euro.





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