Portfolio Manager (m/f/d) Sugarbeet Seeds

Portfolio Manager (m/f/d) Sugarbeet Seeds

Field of Work:  Seed Production

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  14158

Would you like to be part of a global team and shape the agriculture of tomorrow? KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA is currently seeking a Portfolio Manager (m/f/d) to support our international team in the Sugarbeet division.
As a Portfolio Manager (m/f/d), you will act as a bridge between breeding and our markets to ensure market-oriented product development. This position offers you the unique opportunity to manage a powerful portfolio on an international level and develop projects that support the future growth of our Sugarbeet Business Unit. The primary place of work is in Einbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany. This exciting position is permanent and full-time.


Your Responsibilities - Challenge and Responsibility:

  • Steering of quantity planning and seed availability at the interface between production, disposition, quality control, and sales
  • Analysis and evaluation of processes from planning through production to sales, and initiating of measures for optimization
  • Collaboration and networking with breeding to optimize portfolio management
  • Development of efficient analysis tools for portfolio management
  • Optimization of results for the entire portfolio
  • Project work and project management


Your Profile - Where Competence Meets Personality:

  • Completed degree in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, or a comparable qualification
  • Experience in international portfolio management, product management, or project management, as well as knowledge of sales, breeding, or seed production, is advantageous
  • High degree of personal responsibility, analytical thinking, and project management skills, coupled with reliable, independent, and goal-oriented work
  • Proficient IT skills in MS Office and experience with handling large amounts of data; experience with complex IT landscapes, databases, and SAP is advantageous
  • High initiative and independence combined with entrepreneurial thinking
  • Strong process thinking and the ability to analyze complex correlations and prepare them in a target group-oriented manner
  • Curiosity and willingness to change, as well as assertiveness to drive change processes forward
  • High level of communication and teamwork skills
  • Professional proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is mandatory, while good knowledge of German is advantageous


Sow the seeds of your future with KWS:

  • As a family-owned company, we embody the values of teamwork, proximity, trust, independence, and foresight.
  • Engaging and challenging tasks & projects in an international work environment with numerous opportunities for advancement.
  • Work autonomously in a trusting, respectful, and friendly work atmosphere.
  • Following the motto "Make yourself grow!", we support your individual professional and personal development.
  • We provide the appropriate framework: attractive compensation, company pension scheme, employee savings plans, Christmas and vacation bonuses, as well as flexible working hours with the option of home office (hybrid model)!


Have we convinced you? We look forward to receiving your online application (short cover letter, CV, relevant references)!



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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