Manager – Strategic Business Development


KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies.

We are seeking to recruit at the earliest possibility & on a full-time permanent basis a Manager Strategic Business Development within the department “R&D – Business Development Technology” in Einbeck, Germany or St. Louis, USA. You will report to the Head of R&D Business Development Technology.

Your tasks:

  • Identify, evaluate & drive the pursuit of novel, disruptive technology trends & associated business opportunities that are of relevance for KWS to achieve its strategic, mid–long research & business goals
  • Co-lead & support the implementation & further development of KWS’ Innovation Platforms & Venture Capital based Access-to-Technology programs
  • Co-lead & support the performance & implementation of Special Strategic Projects at the interfaces of R&D, Business & Corporate Strategy
  • Establish & maintain robust working relationships with key stakeholders

Your profile:

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  • University degree in biological or agricultural sciences with industry experience & global network in plant breeding, plant biotechnology, agronomy & related disciplines in the agricultural industry
  • Experienced negotiator with strong knowledge in complex deal-making & decision-making processes
  • Team player with the ability to lead multi-disciplinary & multi-cultural teams, to motivate virtual team members & to coordinate with internal & external stakeholders across hierarchy levels
  • Excellent analytical, presentation & communication skills
    Proficiency in English
  • Independent, pro-active & goal-oriented entrepreneur with structured & flexible approach of assignments


Contact person:

Christin Günther

+49 5561 311-1741

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]