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Bayer Breeding Quality Lead, Quality Management Systems in St. Louis, Missouri

Breeding Quality Lead


The primary responsibilities of this role, Breeding Quality Lead, are to:

  • Responsible for developing the quality vision and strategy for delivering the pipeline, throughout the lifecycle, from product development to handoff;

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Quality Management System that supports effective risk management and is a platform for sustainable compliance, trait quality, line purity programs and delivers data lifecycle management and business performance management across Breeding globally;

  • Collaborate with Global Breeding Leadership teams globally to align business and Quality strategies to support sustainable, operationally excellent processes for our breeding operations in all world regions;


  • Provide leadership for the Breeding Stewardship IT strategies for Enterprise and Breeding systems;

  • Develop and implement an IT tools strategy for our Quality Systems globally, including systems to deliver real-time metrics for Quality, Trait Quality, Line Quality and Compliance related activities to enable monitoring, measuring and improvement;

  • Develop a Quality certification strategy and supervise audit preparations for certification and “Excellence through Stewardship” audits for all global regions;

  • Provide leadership and drive talent development for a team of direct and indirect reports. Design strategies to develop Quality professionals across the organization, develop leadership skills and prepare talents for rotation across Bayer;

  • Lead and/or collaborate with Breeding teams to supervise response teams and communications for significant quality issues and/or projects to optimize and improve processes and products globally.


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. with 5+ years of relevant experience OR Master’s degree with at least 8+ years of relevant experience OR Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant experience;

  • 1-3 years of leadership experience to include project leadership;

  • Experience with Quality Management Systems;

  • Experience in application of IT solutions to support business operations;

  • Experience in working across multi-functional, global teams to deliver results;

  • Demonstrated leading through influence across organizations;

  • Demonstrated successful collaborations across teams;

  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop other team members to become adopters of culture, processes and tools;

  • Project management experience with the ability to prioritize and drive projects to completion while working under tight timelines;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree focus in Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Molecular Biology, Quality Management or related discipline;

  • Experience in agriculture or business operations;

  • 5+ years of experience with leading a Quality program;

  • Experience with LEAN philosophies and/or Six Sigma methodologies;

  • Proficient in Bayer's enterprise data management and analysis software;

  • Experience leading IT strategies and building solutions to meet changing business needs;

  • Experience with risk management, compliance and/or trait quality.

Domestic Relocation may be available for this role.


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.

Application Period: Please define Reference Code: 348987

Division: Crop Science Location: United States : Missouri : Chesterfield || United States : Missouri : St. Louis

Functional Area: R&D other jobs Position Grade: VS 1.2

Employment Type: Regular Work Time: Please define

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