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Bayer North America Product Systems Lead in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

North America Product Systems Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, North America Production Systems Lead, are to:

  • Drive and align product system development strategy with Product Management, Market Development, Climate, and Sales Organization for Short Statured Corn Product Systems;

  • Lead and influence optimal field-testing plans across the network to ensure data return to answer strategic questions to reach needed milestones;

  • Partner to integrate data science throughout the short statured corn breeding process to enable a cognitive decision-making workflow and drive automation of downstream operations;

  • Partner, co-create, and own data insights across Plant Health and Product Systems to enable a robust yearly learning cycle that contribute to metrics that inform our future strategy;

  • Collaborate and align with key stakeholders in breeding, field solutions, climate and commercial teams on strategies related to future product systems and opportunities for tailored solutions offerings;

  • Participate and contribute to creative problem solving and new scientific approaches;

  • Work in partnership with Global projects and scientists Influence the NA Product Systems strategy by providing technical input to the planning and decision-making process;

  • Keep abreast of new developments in domain and actively introduces them into projects;

  • Contribute to positive team culture and work ethos based on Bayer LIFE values;

  • Support the Health Safety and Environment, Compliance, Business Conduct and Human Rights policies and culture.


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:

  • Master’s degree with at least eight years of leadership experience in relevant field with at least five years of relevant experience including technology and/or business strategy development across a diversified agricultural product portfolio and implementation and driving innovation adoption OR Ph.D. degree with at least five years of experience;

  • Strong knowledge of advanced breeding technologies, advanced analytics and information technologies with a track record of driving innovation;

  • Excellent communication and lead through influence skills;

  • Proven success in developing teams and culture, both inside and outside of own organization, to achieve business goals and improve performance;

  • Results orientated with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously;

  • Strong analytical and project management skills with the ability to balance the big picture with great attention to detail.

  • This position could work remote from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, or Nebraska.



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: Chesterfield || United States : Illinois : Residence Based || United States : Indiana : Residence Based || United States : Iowa : Residence Based || United States : Missouri : Chesterfield || United States : Nebraska : Residence Based

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 445253

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