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Bayer Senior Product Manager - Crop Protection in St. Louis, Missouri

Senior Product Manager - Crop Protection

Location: St Louis

The Climate Corporation is revolutionizing the agriculture industry with a platform and products that help the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity with digital tools. We have a unique opportunity for a Global Product Lead to join our team to help create the world’s largest digital agriculture platform and ecosystem to bring new innovation and product offerings to farmers and enterprises.

Profound meaning in your work:

If you are looking for meaning and impact by solving a problem that will affect generations to come — we need your passion and grit. We have only begun to scratch the surface of how we can use Science, Technology, and Design to modernize farming. You will be at the forefront of an industry that affects every human on earth.

Your Seat at the Table:

This role will be a critical part of The Climate Corporation’s Product team focused on digital ag crop protection products that deliver unique user value through crop protection rate, timing, placement, and targeting recommendations . This role will be focused on enabling Bayer’s crop protection business models, leveraging Climate science and FieldView functionality, and ultimately driving revenue of Bayer’s crop protection business. You are the “conductor of the orchestra” when it comes to supporting our business models and valuable use cases.

Your Impact:

  • Manage Crop Protection product development within the digital landscape, actively communicating with Climate R&D as well as Bayer New Ventures

  • Support CP product strategy and roadmap planning, overseeing the enterprise benefits and value generation for Crop Protection business

  • Lead multifunctional teams from Design, Science, Engineering, D.A. and BCS New Ventures to enable lean and agile product development.

  • Works with Professional Services, DaaS and SaaS PMs to build up the crop protection plan

  • Act as a central point of contact in the strategy of global and regional New Business Models within BCS Regional Venture teams and across Climate R&D.

  • Manage early-stage discovery phases such as product value proposition to enable new and existing pilots in the Crop Protection space.

  • Work closely with the Marketing team to evaluate potential market size, market capture, market segments and capture customer insights and feedback on product development since the early stage of the product development.

  • Collaborate with the business to understand customer pain points/goals and share them in a program requirements document.

  • Lead and facilitate a number of interactions with technical and business stakeholder groups to identify requirements and gaps to drive successful backlog refinement and sequencing to support business use cases.

  • Understands the entire customer experience and collaborates with the appropriate stakeholders to design and build viable, feasible and desirable solutions.

  • Assists in quantifying and communicating the value of pilots within Climate and to BCS.

  • Define program metrics to ascertain program effectiveness to fuel changes and enhancements in future interactions of the pilot

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences, business administration, or software engineering, and 5 or more years of experience developing data models or digital products. An advanced degree is a plus (e.g., MBA, Ph.D.);

  • Strong understanding of the Ag supply chain, including key customer segments and Bayer Crop Protection product portfolio. A professional experience in the commercial Crop Protection industry is a plus;

  • Excellent team- and relationship-building abilities, with both internal and external parties (engineers, data scientists, business partners, etc.);

  • Ability to work well under pressure, multitask, and maintain a keen attention to detail;

  • Natural tendency to be positive, creative, and curious;

  • Team player who enjoys collaborating with others;

  • Genuine empathy toward customers and commitment to diving into the weeds on their challenges;

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to influence cross-functional teams via diplomacy and tact;

  • Proven ability to learn quickly

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with geospatial analysis;

  • Experience in and passion for agriculture

  • Experience, acumen, and interest in both STEM concepts and business principles

  • Strong technical aptitude - no coding experience required, but an understanding of the technology stack is critical to success

  • Self-starter with a high level of agility to adapt to dynamic business needs

  • Autonomy to uncover challenges and build solutions without a great deal of direction; comfortable with ambiguity

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

What We Offer:

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program

  • A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day

  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used

  • We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another

  • Innovate in all we do

  • Leave a mark on the world

  • Find the possible in the impossible

  • Be direct and transparent

Learn more about our team and our mission:

The Climate Corporation - The Technology Behind Making A Difference

https://youtu.be/c5TgbpE9UBI or visit https://climate.com/careers

Climate aims to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for our employees in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented and celebrated.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, The Climate Corporation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex (including pregnancy), protected veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any unlawful criterion existing under applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations@climate.com .

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