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Bayer Soybean Product Design Lead in Chesterfield, Missouri

Soybean Product Design Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, Soybean Product Design Lead, are to:

  • Develop and implement people, product and technical strategies which incorporate the work of the current breeding programs, utilizing global germplasm to develop industry leading products for all soybean businesses globally;

  • Deliver improved data and germplasm assets for direct use in all soybean businesses globally;

  • Lead the development and implementation of innovative breeding strategies and digital technologies leading to significant product performance improvement through accelerated global germplasm usage, faster time to commercialization and utilization of key data assets;

  • Ensure alignment of breeding targets, product concepts, testing strategies and data-driven design with Product Development and commercial pipelines globally;

  • Ensure alignment of seed and resource needs and usage with partners in Trait and Pipeline Delivery Key contributor to Product Design strategies for soybeans and across crops;

  • Ensure employee development, including growth opportunities for key high potential individuals and senior scientists, strong succession, and change management efforts to prepare for future transformation within the function and workforce;

  • Be fiscally responsible for capital and budgetary oversight and for care and maintenance of company assets;

  • Drive Health Safety and Environment, Compliance, Business Conduct and Human Rights focus and culture in the region;

  • Lead and contribute to Global Breeding strategies and Long-Range Planning and ensure that these goals and deliverables are aligned with high level functional goals and commercial goals.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Science with at least 10 years of technology leadership experience OR Ph.D. in Plant or Animal Breeding, Quantitative or Statistical Genetics, Data Science or related fields with at least 8 years of technology leadership, this can include post doc and/or internships;

  • At least five years of experience in leading teams with demonstrated leadership effectiveness in driving technical strategy, innovation and developing people;

  • Strong knowledge of advanced breeding technologies, advanced analytics and information technologies, genomics and/or quantitative genetics with a proven track record of driving innovation;

  • Strong ability in collaborating and building cross-functional partnerships to solve business or technical problems.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Missouri : Chesterfield

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 275570

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