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Digital Media Lead Remote


Residence Based, Nationwide United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.


Digital Media Lead Remote 



This position is located in St Louis, MO or residence based in Illinois.


In this position, you will be a core team member of Bayer Crop Science’s newly established Digital Hub—an integrated Digital Media and Analytics team, leading a team of Media subject matter experts. You need to be a seasoned professional with proven strategic and technical expertise in Digital Media, with a desire to shape the future of the Digital Hub. You will be accountable to establish best practices and standards for Crop Science digital media. The Digital Media Lead will own key relationships with external agencies and internal Marketing Communications managers, serving as the ‘translator’ and assessor of agency digital media performance. 


The primary responsibilities of this role, Digital Media Lead—Crop Science Commercial Operations, are to: 


  • Oversee digital media strategy and operations across Display (including programmatic and direct), Search, and Social Lead a team of digital media experts in defining best-in-class standards for all paid media channels and establish clear approach and documentation with regards to media planning, buying, and optimization;
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the media habits of our target audience, to inform planning, segmentation, measurement and analytics;
  • Collaborate with external media agency throughout planning to balance online and offline media mix, including strategies, geography, timing, channel spend allocations, etc.;
  • Collaborate with In-House media team within other Bayer divisions (Consumer Health and Pharmaceuticals) to identify and leverage shared best practices, platforms and learning agendas and identify areas of efficiency;
  • Use existing tactics to their fullest extent and balance the use of traditional tactics with a willingness to embrace experimentation in a structured way;
  • Develop a structured digital media learning agenda for the next 1-3 years, including prioritizing what is working well and what we want to learn;
  • Serve as media team’s primary point of contact and manages key relationships with both external agency partners and internal MarCom managers;
  • Build strong relationship and collaboration with internal hub teams such as Analytics, Content, Project Management, as well as Global CoE and ITBP;
  • Partner with Marketing Data Analytics Lead in developing robust media measurement framework and aligning with Marketing Communications managers on key business objectives of each brand;
  • Monitor cross-channel media performance and recommend opportunities for cross-channel optimization;
  • Evaluate direct buy partnerships with publishers and assists with negotiations;
  • Monitor and track what Google and Apple are doing and the effects their changes will have in order to inform digital media execution decisions as their models evolve.



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:


  • At least seven years of experience in Digital Media with an advertising agency, Management Consulting or ad / mar tech company;
  • At least three years of management experience with a proven record of leading cross functional teams in complex enterprise settings;
  • Excellent leadership skills having past supervisory experience of several direct reports;
  • Extensive experience managing media budgets, developing and delivering on committed media performance goals;
  • Ability to achieve concrete results, develop processes that improve outcomes or streamline overhead costs;
  • Experience developing and delivering best practices in media execution across programmatic, social, and paid search;
  • Strong knowledge and application of innovations affecting the adtech/martech ecosystem;
  • Strong collaboration ethic including professional manner of giving and receiving feedback, partnering with other teams to strive for overall cross-company success;
  • Proven record of successful performance in ambiguous situations and defining concrete action items with limited guidance;
  • Excellent organization skills with high attention to detail and ability to thrive in a fast changing environment.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience in B2B industries, agriculture or commodities sector;
  • Familiarity with non-digital marketing best practices;
  • Familiarity with Googles suite of tools including Google search, analytics (including GA 4), DV360, YouTube and Privacy Sandbox;
  • Familiarity with Adobe Analytics.


Domestic relocation may be offer for this role.




Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
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. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer active employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status before participating in approved activities for fully vaccinated employees. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, if candidates are invited on site as visitors for in person interviews, they must provide proof of being vaccinated and comply with all safety protocols.  
Location: St. Louis|Residence Based|Chicago     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 450824     
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Job Post Date: 10/14/21
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