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Business Development Manager

  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2021
  • Chicago Metropolitan Area, USA
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2021
  • Chicago Metropolitan Area, USA

Aspen USA is looking for a Business Development Manager to join our growing team in the Chicago area. Aspen USA is supporting our North American distributor network with the sales and marketing of our rapidly growing brand of specialty fuels for OPE/small engine applications. Aspen USA is part of the Lantmannen Group and the subsidiary of Lantmannen AB.

Lantmännen Aspen is based in Sweden and a world-leading producer of specialty fuels and lubricants. The brand Aspen offers fuels for small engines which are used in forestry, gardening, boating and motorsports. The company’s products provide superior performance and benefits to users, their machines and the environment. Employing 75 professionals, Aspen’s HQ is located in Hindås, Sweden and the brand is active in over 22 countries globally and quickly expanding its footprint.

We are actively recruiting the next professional to our U.S. team, and looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Learn more about this unique exciting opportunity below!

This is what you will do

You will be responsible for driving sales through our distributor network of the Aspen products in different U.S. regions to meet established goals.

  • Visiting dealers and prioritized end-users to promote the Aspen brand
  • Participating in relevant national and local events to support business development, sales and increase brand awareness
  • Develop and possess in-depth product knowledge to support partners and customers
  • Identify partnership and collaboration opportunities within focus segments
  • Collaborate and support distributors in promoting the brand to new dealers and end-users
  • Introduce Aspen to key end-users
  • Gather dealer and end-user feedback to support marketing and operations
  • Coordinating with our distribution partners to funnel sales opportunities

Work with great people

Pauline Lidberg
Group Business Controller
"I'm both inspired and proud of working for a company that contribute to the profitability for Swedish farmers."
Jakob Söderström
Innovation & Business Development
"One of the main reasons why I love working at Lantmännen is the ability to make a difference."
Claes Johansson
Director Sustainable Development
"Lantmännen drives development and makes a difference throughout the entire value chain from field to fork. "
Johanna Taflin
Digital Business Developer
"To me, Lantmännen is a company that cares about how to solve the challenges of our time. "

Skills & Requirements

This is what you need to succeed

You have:

  • Proven sales record
  • Experience of interacting with OPE dealers and service departments
  • Experience partnering with distributors to grow sales is valued
  • Ability to develop relationships with our partners and key customers and end users
  • Experience and exposure to the engineered fuels category is an advantage
  • Strong business mindset and ability to identify new opportunities
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to develop new strategic initiatives
  • Strong communication skills
  • Extensive national travel is expected and occasionally international travels
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization is required

What we offer you.

Aspen offers a highly competitive compensation package including a comprehensive benefits program including eligibility for a performance-based bonus, 401K plan, employer-sponsored health care, and a car allowance.

We are a large international group with diverse activities throughout the entire grain value chain –from the very sprout in the field to the food on our tables. With a wide range of businesses within food, agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and real estate, we offer career opportunities in every direction across industries, countries, companies and areas of expertise.

Sound interesting?

We hope so!

Please submit your application no later than June 30. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis with a target start date of August 1, 2021.

We look forward to your application!

Great Place to Work

  • Amazing colleagues

  • Business in mind & people at heart

  • A unique business range

  • Heading for the future

About the company

Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative and Northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products. Owned by 20,000 Swedish farmers, we have 10,000 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 50 billion. With research and operations throughout the value chain, we take responsibility from field to fork. www.lantmannen.com

LantmännenAspen is based in Sweden and is a world-leading producer of special fuels. The brand Aspen offers enviromentally adjusted fuels for small engines and is used in forestry, gardening, boating and motorsport. Agro Oil with the lubricant brand Agrol is also a part of the Aspen Group along with the french special fuel producer Marline. Aspen HQ with around 60 employees is located in Hindås, Sweden just outside of Gothenburg were sales, R&D, distribution, marketing and production takes place. We are on the market in 22 countries around the world. For more info visit www.aspen.se


1- creating results together

2- international career opportunities from field to fork

3- proud of our heritage, aiming for global growth

4- focus on innovation and sustainability

James Armstrong | Contact Person

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Lantmännen Aspen

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