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Bayer Global Vegetable Seed Sustainability Lead in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. 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.

Global Vegetable Seed Sustainability Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, Global Vegetable Seeds (VS) Sustainability Lead, are to:

  • Lead the VS sustainability community to bring forward opportunities or projects to advance Bayer’s sustainability goals;

  • Work with Segment Leads and Strategic Account community to gain insight from Strategic Accounts, Key Industry Stakeholders, Value Chain Partners to define global end user needs, trends, opportunities and key issues;

  • Participate in the Horticulture, Crop Science and Enterprise wide sustainability communities to develop joint opportunities to further Bayer’s sustainability objectives;

  • Lead external cooperation with key stakeholders around sustainability initiatives worldwide that drive toward Bayer’s enterprise wide goals;

  • Represent Bayer in working with the Gates Foundation to find opportunities to support small holder farmers;

  • Support Strategic Accounts around opportunities to create and capture value by addressing sustainability objectives of trade partners driven by consumer needs;

  • Define mid- and long-term strategic direction for the sustainability community, analyze sustainability expectations of key stakeholders and define global end user needs, trends opportunities and key issues in collaboration with Competitive Intelligence, Strategic Marketing, Strategic Accounts, Customer Marketing and further internal stakeholders;

  • Define sustainability strategy and messaging;

  • Define appropriate sustainability methodologies to raise VS competitive edge in close cooperation with Commercial areas, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs.

Domestic relocation assistance may be provided for this role.


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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field;

  • At least 12 years of experience in relevant marketing, branding, business development the seed industry or the food chain (fresh produce, trading, retail);

  • Proven ability to lead in a multi-cultural environment, ability to manage complexity, ability to communicate inspirationally, analytical skills, good at monitoring execution, good at partnering, resistance to pressure;

  • Able to convey clear and crisp messages, set priorities, resilience, able to travel intensively and optimism;

  • Ability to influence executive-level stakeholders and strategic mindset;

  • Experience driving operational efficiency.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Scientific discipline;

  • Experience in commercial operations or industry affairs in Bayer Vegetable Seed, Bayer Environmental Science, Bayer Animal Health, or Bayer Crop Science / Crop Protection.



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 : Creve Coeur

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 192261

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