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Global Business Director, Nutrition

City:  Parsippany

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.

​General Management​

Our General Management team is responsible for leading and overseeing our strategic direction, operations and performance. Together, we navigate and lead Reckitt through dynamic global and environmental changes, whilst looking ahead to the horizon for growth and sustainability opportunities.

We touch every part of our organisation, from developing and executing long term business strategies to ensuring financial health and budgeting. We do this by inspiring and guiding cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration, innovation, and encouraging pride throughout - shaping our culture of care - with key values and ethical standards leading our way.

About the role

This position reports to the Nutrition GBU President.  The Global Business Director is an experienced and highly collaborative executive who supports the Nutrition GBU President (and broader leadership team) by providing strategic planning, project management support, project leadership, and decision-making support in the day-to-day operations of the business.  A successful Global Business Director is very capable at managing and leading through influence (vs. hierarchical authority), embracing transparency and building strong relationships.  The role will sit on the Nutrition Leadership team and will be responsible for driving positive impact across all commercial and operational groups.

Your responsibilities

  • Act as a key advisor to the President, offering insights, analysis, and recommendations on a wide range of issues, including business strategy, internal processes, and organizational effectiveness, with active involvement in the development of the GBU’s Strat Plan & Annual Plan.  The Global Business Director will play a pivotal role in helping the President to define, drive and maintain focus on priorities and key initiatives.
  • Coordinate and/or manage cross-functional projects and initiatives, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Lead Nutrition Leadership Team Operations, planning and executing key business management & strategy forums such as monthly meetings, quarterly offsites, NOLT (Nutrition Operations Leadership Team), Operating Connects with the CEO, market visit organization support, while also coordinating with the owners of the NILT (Nutrition Innovation Leadership Team) to ensure connectivity & efficiency across forums.
  • Support & play a key role in GBU M&A initiatives.
  • Serve as a liaison between the President and corporate teams, functions, and with other GBUs, facilitating communication and collaboration.
  • Oversee the preparation of executive-level materials, such as reports, presentations, and briefings, ensuring accuracy and relevance.
  • Lead the strategy behind and development of communications from the office of the President (quarterly GBU & ad hoc townhalls, email updates to employees, etc.) and select GBU communications like the Annual Report, Investor Relations support to Finance, presentations at corporate events, etc.
  • Support the President’s Executive Assistant in managing the executive's schedule, prioritizing appointments and engagements based on strategic importance and urgency.
  • Represent the President in meetings and events as needed, making decisions, and taking action on their behalf when appropriate.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of organizational policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Foster a positive organizational culture, promoting collaboration, transparency, and continuous improvement.

The experience we're looking for

  • Proven experience in strategic commercial and/or marketing roles and developing complex initiatives and strong business partnerships
  • Full commercial understanding of corporate and operational business issues, including all elements of strategic planning
  • Depth of knowledge across North American and global compliance and regulations around the products and their landscape a plus
  • Strong understanding of marketing strategy, planning issues, budgeting, priority setting, project management
  • Complete understanding of P&L management
  • Experience with M&A programs is preferred
  • Strong marketing capability development understanding
  • Highly analytical, proficient with the technical competencies of marketing, modelling and analytics
  • Proven track record as a top performer within a multi cultural environment
  • Very passionate with very strong consumer orientation
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field, MBA preferred
  • Results oriented, entrepreneurial and self-motivating
  • Bias for action, capability to define, evaluate and take risks
  • Strong leadership, HIGH accountability, motivational and interpersonal skills
  • Capable of building strong working relationships and motivating teams to deliver outstanding results with or without hierarchical relationships
  • Willingness to travel 25-50% - may vary based on business needs 

The skills for success

Leadership, Strategic Thinking, Decision-Making, Communication, Problem Solving, Adaptability, Team Building, Financial Acumen, Project Management, Interpersonal Skills, Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Time Management, Innovation, Conflict Resolution, Change Management, Customer Focus, Risk Management, Ethical Decision-Making, Results-Driven.

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.

US salary ranges

USD $186,000.00 - $267,000.00 ​ 

US pay transparency

The base salary range for this role will vary based on experience in job and industry, training and education, skills relevant to the position, and other factors permitted by law.  In addition to the base salary, the position is eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, which is subject to change each year.

Reckitt offers eligible employees competitive benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; paid time off for vacation, sick, and Company recognized holidays; a 401(K) plan; generous paid parental leave; adoption and fertility support; tuition reimbursement; product discounts; and much more!

If reasonable accommodation is needed to complete your application, please contact Reckitt is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.


We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

Job Segment: Nutrition, Counseling, Healthcare

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