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Bayer Sr Soybean Product Development Scientist in Ankeny, 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.

Sr Soybean Product Development Scientist


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Product Development Scientist Soybean, are to:

  • Design, develop, implement and execute technical strategy required for product development (from 1st year of yield trial testing to Commercialization) aligned with product concepts and portfolio needs to deliver genetic gain in the short and long term for breeding pipelines;

  • Interact with partners in Field testing and operations, Analytics and Pipeline Design, Product Design, Market Development and Regional Marketing to assure implementation of technical strategy for developing new commercial products;

  • Support global pipelines for product development in specified maturity zones;

  • Support new product launches with our national and regional brands as well as Market Development;

  • Support key projects on implementation of Precision Breeding technical innovations in product development in Region;

  • Integrate and lead multi-function teams across home region and partners across other world regions to support innovation projects for Precision Breeding, with a key focus on driving genetic gain and product performance through digital transformation and new technology development and deployment;

  • Support the Health Safety and Environment (HSE), Compliance, Business Conduct and Human Rights policies and culture in the site.


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 of Science with at least 10 years of relevant experience OR Master of Science with at least eight years of relevant experience OR Ph.D. with at least four years relevant experience;

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams to achieve common goals;

  • Demonstrated experience leading and influencing activities of cross functional teams without direct reporting relationships;

  • Ability to lead and influence key stakeholders through challenges and opportunities and facilitate solutions;

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

  • Familiarity with and a demonstrated ability to perform data analysis with large datasets;

  • Experience with automated phenotyping/remote sensing and the interpretation of imaging data;

  • Experience in analysis of large biological data sets, quantitative genetics, statistical genetics, as well as coding experience in R, Python or similar software;

  • Drive results and innovation focused in solving business problems;

  • Customer-centricity, with proven record of identifying customer needs, prioritizing resources, and bring timely and sustainable solutions;

  • Results orientation with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree OR Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, Pathology, Genetics, Crop Science, or Product Management.



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 : Illinois : Waterman || United States : Indiana : Residence Based || United States : Indiana : Whitestown || United States : Iowa : Ankeny || United States : Iowa : Residence Based || United States : Minnesota : Stanton || United States : Missouri : Chesterfield

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 410801

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Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com