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Bayer Plant Productivity Project Lead in Chesterfield, Missouri

Plant Productivity Project Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, Plant Productivity Project Lead, are to:

  • Possesses specialized knowledge in relevant technology area;

  • Leading people and teams to best leverage and develop their strengths;

  • Independently identifies research opportunities in assigned areas;

  • Proposing and influencing value-driven capital spend;

  • Managing significant expense budget to ensure timely generation of high quality data across multiple geographies;

  • Identifies opportunities for technical innovation;

  • Aligns core competencies with business objectives;

  • Currently conducts multiple complex scientific projects;

  • Effectively communicates study findings internally and externally;

  • Closely collaborate with technical platform partners in aligning operational project priorities with technical resources;

  • Use these relationships to co-create new ways of solving operational challenges across our global nursery sites;

  • Develop project plan, deliver ROI and strategic recommendations Mentors peers/colleagues in areas of expertise;

  • Identifies and implements new technologies to continuously improve processes;

  • Demonstrates an expanded sphere of technical influence;

  • Aligns activities to broad business objectives.


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:

  • PhD with 4 years relevant experience or Master’s degree with minimum of 8 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s with minimum of 10 years relevant experience with degree being in a scientific field;

  • 5+ years of working experience in project management and/or process engineering;

  • 3+ years of managing people or indirectly leading people via project teams;

  • Conducts research and contributes to research projects, technologies, publications, intellectual property, or trade secrets;

  • Broad technical expertise in crop productivity, plant physiology, and/or reproductive biology with demonstrated ability to implement step-change improvements to solve business challenges;

  • Ability to lead decisions based on complex data sets and ensuring experimental key questions are aligned with project plans;

  • Good knowledge of process management tools and skills in technical software;

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time.

Position may be available for relocation.

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.

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. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice.

Division: Crop Science Reference Code 66120

Functional Area: Biological R&D Location: United States : Missouri : Chesterfield

Employment Type: Regular Position Grade: VS 1.2

Contact Us


Pittsburgh, PA +1 888-473-1001, option #5 hrop_usa@bayer.com