Head of Cotton Product Design
BayerUpdate time: October 21,2020
Job Description

Are you motivated by solving some of the biggest challenges in the world like how we are going to feed a growing population with fewer resources? If so, Bayer is the place for you!


Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history whose vision is to achieve health for all, hunger for none. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time! We believe that a growing and aging world population needs better and more sustainable solutions. Many recent and exciting advances in data analytics, genetics and digital technologies offer tremendous opportunities to transform the work we do and our business! At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change!




The primary responsibilities of this role, Head of Cotton Product Design, are to: 


  • Develop and implement people, technology and design strategies to accelerate and enhance germplasm design concepts;
  • Ensure goals and resource needs are met and aligned with needs of global business;
  • Recruit, develop and retain breeding team leads and support staff;
  • Have people management responsibility for all design direct reports globally;
  • Lead and contribute to Global Breeding strategies and LRP, ensuring that these goals and deliverables are aligned with high level functional goals and corporate objectives to support commercial LRP by various world regions;
  • Drive technology development and process standardization, adoption of best practices and implementation of process improvement measures across organization;
  • Lead multi-functional breeding teams globally with a key focus on driving genetic gain and product performance through digital transformation and new technology deployment across regions;
  • Ensure leadership and organizational development, including growth opportunities for key leaders and strong succession;
  • Be fiscally responsible for capital and budgetary oversight and for care and maintenance of company assets;
  • Translate industry trends, emerging and disruptive technologies in breeding, marker technology, agronomy, gene editing and their applicability to accelerate Bayer’s business strategy;
  • Lead and participate in Global Breeding initiatives to deliver precision breeding objectives.




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:


  • Ph.D. with at least 10 years of row crop breeding, animal genetics, genomics or similar technology leadership experience;
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience including technology and/or business strategy development and implementation and driving innovation;
  • Strong knowledge of advanced breeding technologies, advanced analytics and information technologies, genomics and/or quantitative genetics with a proven track record of driving innovation;
  • At least eight years of progressively responsible experience in developing talent and leading direct and cross-functional teams;
  • Have social competencies to understand, influence and motivate through leadership (lead by example; live LIFE values), combining professional backgrounds, different countries, nationalities, cultures and languages.

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