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Regional Lead NA Field Testing - South Central


Multiple Cities|Residence Based, Nationwide United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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Regional Lead NA Field Testing - South Central 




The Regional Lead is responsible for leading multiple breeding field testing sites in the given geography and delivering data necessary to support product advancement and new technology implementation in major row crops, including corn (maize), soybean, cotton, canola, or wheat. Direct report team members may include leaders of people leaders as well as individual contributors. The Regional Lead will be successful through establishing a strong regional culture of safety, compliance excellence, high quality data return, coaching and personal development, efficiency, and collaboration. The ability to think and act strategically in alignment with Bayer’s LIFE values (Leadership, Innovation, Flexibility, and Efficiency) are key to success in the role.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Regional Lead NA Field Testing - South Central, are to: 


  • Establish and maintain a strong regional team culture and influence a North America Breeding Field Testing level structure that ensures safe and efficient operation of the research program in alignment with Bayer’s HSE, Compliance and Stewardship requirements, and Business Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards;
  • Lead the personal development of team members and the implementation of a cohesive team environment through coaching, counseling, recognition, and providing clear and timely feedback and lead the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding process for new full time team members when needed;
  • Change champion to drive development and implementation of novel innovation to enhance field testing efficiency and continuously improve data quality;
  • Develop and implement regional strategy required to meet project and organizational goals, act as the primary point of contact for Plant Breeders, planners, scientists, and other partners with regards to projects being carried out by the regional team;
  • Leverage metrics to gauge team performance while sharing and incorporating best practices to further enhance data quality;
  • Work towards continuous improvement of all agricultural practices and processes across the region and enterprise either through direct action or through the work of the team;
  • Partner with key stakeholders and partners to ensure cross functional business objectives are attained;
  • Lead the planning and implementation of activities with the help of the team and others to engage the local community in a positive way and help meet company sustainability objectives, serve as an externally facing point of contact for the region.




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. degree with at least 8 years of relevant experience, M.S. degree with at least 10 years of relevant experience, or B.S. degree with 12 years relevant experience.
  • Five years of demonstrated people leadership experience of complex organizations.
  • Capability to clearly present information and influence others through oral and written communication.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Financial management of regional budgets, including forecasting, cost management, capital planning, and expenditures.
  • Valid driver’s license. Driving record (MVR) will be reviewed and must meet guidelines based on the company’s Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of modern agricultural practices, industry trends and technology.
  • Degree and experience focused on agriculture, agronomy, life sciences, engineering, or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement team strategy in alignment with higher level organizational goals.



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 expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. 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, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: Stonington|Wichita|Marshall|Whitestown|Jerseyville|Monmouth|Evansville|Thomasboro|Greenville|Waterman     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 684041     
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Job Post Date: 07/28/22
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