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Marketing and Product Manager (m/f/d)

Marketing and Product Manager (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Marketing & Sales

Basel, Basel City, CH

Legal Entity:  KWS Suisse SA (0071)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  12586


Would you like to invest your agricultural expertise, your marketing know-how and your creativity sustainably? Then join us and become part of our successful team.

We -  i.e our small and dedicated team at KWS Suisse -  are looking for a Marketing and Product Manager (m/f/d) who has drive, ambition and is full of creative ideas. Let's work together to market our unique products and strengthen our brand. Be there to evaluate the latest breedings in trials.

Help to decide which plant genetics we will offer in Switzerland in the future.

This is a full time permanent position. The place of work is within walking distance of the SBB train station in the heart of Basel.

Your new tasks and projects:

  • management of our corn variety portfolio for conventional and organic farming
  • positioning of our varieties in the market segments and cultivation regions 
  • further development of our digital presence (social media, Google Adwords, video streaming platforms)
  • conception, planning and independent implementation of marketing campaigns 
  • creation of content marketing content and campaigns, e.g. video series
  • organization of KWS corn variety demos in cooperation with the cultivation advisors
  • organization and implementation of harvest time monitoring for silage corn and related events
  • responsibility for projects (e.g. Bird Alert, a new method of keeping crows away from seed areas)

You bring:

  • completed studies in agricultural sciences (FH / HF), environmental sciences or a comparable course of studies 
  • several years of professional experience in sales, marketing or product management, ideally in the agricultural sector
  • Social media affinity and interest in online marketing and digital media trends 
  • desire to develop, learn and take on new projects
  • high degree of creativity, very good communication skills, independent and goal-oriented working method
  • very good knowledge of German as well as good English; basic knowledge of French and willingness to improve in the language

Expect from us:

  • a small, family-like team with start-up mentality and humor
  • a lot of things are possible with us - we are open for your creative ideas and suggestions in marketing and communication
  • be creative, try new things, go new ways - with us you have the freedom to design and the possibility to develop according to your own interests 
  • last but not least: work on your own responsibility in a friendly and trusting environment

Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS?
Then we look forward to receiving your application (cover letter, resume, relevant references) via our online portal.



About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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