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Bayer Head of Science & Community Outreach in St. Louis, Missouri

Head of Science & Community Outreach


The primary responsibilities of this role, Head of Science and Community Outreach, are to:

  • Responsible for developing and leading the strategy focused on outreach in communities and other public institutions to build new partnerships on behalf of the Breeding organization;

  • Leads complex projects in cross-functional environments and partners closely with leaders in the organization to drive the strategy which supports the goals and commitments of the organization;

  • Reports to the Head of Sustainability & Outreach in the Global Breeding organization;

  • Proactively develop and lead the global community outreach strategy to drive consistent efforts across all Breeding sites protecting Bayer’s freedom to operate and reputation within the communities where we are located;

  • Including the following milestones across all Breeding sites: Current community outreach and value/risk assessments, stakeholder dialogue and assessment, and community outreach plans;

  • Align company philanthropic giving programs with community outreach plans and provide leadership on the implementation of these programs in the Breeding organization;

  • Strategically map and identify broader outreach opportunities to drive an aligned and focused approach for these relationship;

  • In partnership with Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability (PASS) teams, lead issues preparedness and risk mitigation plans for Breeding sites and key projects impacting the community;

  • Serve as a functional subject matter expert and point of contact to help deliver Crop Science Transparency initiatives focused on plant breeding;

  • Establish, implement and track organizational goals and metrics for Breeding outreach and transparency programs at all levels;

  • Lead the development of key tools and standard resources for the organization to support community outreach and transparency efforts;

  • Champion other Community Outreach strategic company initiatives as appropriate;

  • Work in parallel with leaders of other key initiatives in the Breeding Sustainability & Outreach team and the broader Crop Science R&D organization to help drive awareness of the company’s commitment to agriculture, community parterships and society.


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‘s degree with 7+ years of experience OR Master’s degree with 5+ years of experience OR Ph.D. with at least 3+ years of professional and/or post doctoral experience in Life Sciences, Public Relations, Agriculture or Business related area;

  • Demonstrated ability to learn, understand, and simplify business and technical information to audiences with varied levels of understanding of science, agriculture, and research;

  • Experience in collaborating across functional and regional teams to drive projects and initiatives;

  • Possess excellent written and oral communications skills with appropriate attention to organization and detail;

  • Demonstrated project management experience with specific emphasis on managing projects across decentralized teams and cultures.

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: 338824

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

Functional Area: R&D other jobs Position Grade: VS 1.1

Employment Type: Regular Work Time: Please define

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