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Bayer Consumer Trait Project Manager in Woodland, California

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.

Consumer Trait Project Manager


The primary responsibilities of this role, Consumer Trait Project Manager, are to:

  • Be responsible for translating consumer and sensory insight into R&D strategies that enable and drive Bayer’s fruit and vegetable pipeline that consumers will love;

  • Develop in partnership with other R&D functions specify breeding targets and selection tools that enable and accelerate new variety developments with consumer focus;

  • Initiate consumer trait projects and align with internal and external stakeholders on objectives, specifications, and timelines;

  • Develop and manage consumer trait project plans, ensure sound design of experiment, execution, data analysis and interpretation;

  • Execute data analysis and interpretation, including modeling and deep learning;

  • Leverage analytical data and biochemical insight to identify genetic targets;

  • Compile, report and/or present data in formats such as abstracts, posters, or verbal presentations to the broader organization as well as customers;

  • Network across Bayer R&D organizations to leverage technical and people resources;

  • Identify opportunities and partner with other global and cross functional Bayer teams as well as external partners to achieve continuous improvement and optimization of our internal consumer trait discovery capabilities.


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:

  • Sensory Science, Analytical Chemistry, Plant Genetics, or related discipline with at least three years of industry experience or M.S. in Sensory Science, Analytical Chemistry, Plant Genetics, or related discipline with at least eight years of industry experience;

  • Demonstrate project management skills;

  • Proven ability to conduct advanced statistical data analysis of research data, draw meaningful conclusion, and develop sound strategic directions on the conclusions for product development;

  • Proven ability to foster innovation, develop and successfully execute research strategies, and lead and collaborate with diverse teams at all levels in a R&D organization;

  • Outstanding influencing, analytical and communication skills;

  • Strong initiative and results orientation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with vegetable genetics and breeding;

  • Experience with advanced modeling and data management techniques.


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: Netherlands : Netherlands : Bergschenhoek || United States : California : Woodland || United States : Missouri : Chesterfield

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 127262

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