Head of KWS Germany (m/f/d)

Head of KWS Germany (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Marketing & Sales

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote: 
Job ID:  14342


Join the forefront of agricultural innovation and be a driving force in shaping the future of KWS Group - the trailblazer in plant breeding and seed products.


Make yourself grow by leading our united country team as our future Head of KWS Germany (m/f/d)




Your New Role: 


As our new Head of KWS Germany (m/f/d) you will spearhead the development of an innovative seed company and its departments - ie. sales/marketing/product management and customer service.  


You will lead this exciting journey of restructuring and change into a customer-driven team. This role is perfect for a visionary leader who thrives in making things happen and wants to leave a lasting impact on a renowned brand. 


This is a permanent, full-time position.


Work from our HQ in Einbeck or at our Wohlde-based KWS site. 




Your Key Responsibilities: 


  • Leading and inspiring large, diverse teams, bringing out the best in each member and fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture 
  • Developing and implementing sales strategies, driving the transformation of our sales department to new heights of success 
  • Taking the lead in restructuring our sales department, maximizing synergies, and creating a dynamic, high-performing team 
  • Promoting new ideas and initiatives to revolutionize our approach to sales, ensuring we stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving market 
  • Inspiring and empowering your team to embrace change and drive towards our shared vision, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, and excellence 
  • Serving as a passionate ambassador for our iconic brand, representing KWS with pride and enthusiasm




Your Skills, Knowledge & Experience: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field (other degrees such as a Master’s degree, an MBA or comparable degrees are an asset) 
  • Proven track record of success in developing and implementing sales strategies, preferably in a dynamic and fast-paced environment 
  • Experience in leading big, diverse teams and in restructuring or transformation initiatives 
  • Strong understanding of the agricultural industry and market dynamics 
  • Outstanding organizational skills 
  • Excellent communication skills with diverse target groups – ranging from our sales managers to our top management  
  • Energetic & result-driven individual with a passion for driving change 
  • Proactive solution-seeker and interested in continuous improvement 
  • Resilience and adaptability in a dynamic environment 
  • Excellent command of both German and English; additional language skills are an asset 



Our Offer to You: 


  • A great and challenging environment for personal development, opportunities for leadership development and growth 
  • Leading a great and diverse team of talented individuals, specialists, experts and leaders
  • As a family-run company we are guided by the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence - this culture is lived in practice creating an open and friendly working atmosphere
  • Make yourself grow: we support the professional and personal   development of our employees 
  • We offer an excellent working environment (e.g. ergonomic workstations, several monitors, air conditioning, state-of-the-art technical equipment, a fully-fledged, subsidized canteen​ 




Join us on this thrilling journey of sales strategy innovation and department restructuring. Apply online now and be part of a team that's shaping the future of agriculture! 







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 €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. 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, sugar beet, 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 €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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