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Hybrid Barley Business Development Manager (m/f/d)

Hybrid Barley Business Development Manager (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Marketing & Sales

Bergen, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS LOCHOW GMBH (0095)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote: 
Job ID:  12957

KWS Lochow GmbH - KWS Business Unit Cereals is looking for an ambitious and hands-on Business Development Manager Hybrid Barley (m/f/d).
In this exciting position, you drive and steer the hybrid barley’s business in close liaison with internal stakeholders across functions and business units. Furthermore, you will make sure that all activities are aligned and prioritized in line with the KWS strategy and marketing environment.

Last but not least, you will also manage and support all external collaborations and stakeholders.
This role is a full-time and permanent position and is based at our site in Bergen / Germany.
Your Tasks - Challenge meets Responsibility: 

  • Implementation of the hybrid barley strategy incl. reviews and adaptations according to need
  • Manage the overall business plan with full Profit & Loss responsibility
  • Constantly review and improve/optimize value capture throughout the value chain
  • Develop and implement effective and sustainable ‘Go to Market’ models
  • Drive and support the development of an effective hybrid barley market environment and frame conditions
  • Proactively foster, drive and support cross-crop/ business unit projects

Your Profile - Competence meets Personality: 


  • Completed studies in agricultural economics or comparable with a commercial background in agriculture (sales, marketing, production)
  • Several years of professional experience in a relevant field with proven results
  • Sound understanding of digitalization
  • Strong general management and governance skills
  • Excellent analytical mindset paired with the ability to develop long-term strategies.
  • Ability to lead by influence in a matrix organization
  • Excellent communication skills & the ability to build and maintain trustful relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good intercultural understanding
  • Excellent command of English

What We Offer to Help You Grow:

  • As a family-run company, we at KWS are guided by the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence - this culture is lived and creates an open and friendly working atmosphere.
  • True to our motto "Make Yourself Grow," we support the professional and personal development of our employees.
  • We offer excellent working facilities and sufficient free parking spaces at KWS' locations.
  • We offer a competitive salary package, company pension plan, capital formation benefits, Christmas and vacation bonuses, special prices for company shares, childcare benefits and a profit-related bonus program.


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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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