Product Manager (m/w/d) Sugarbeet

Product Manager (m/w/d) Sugarbeet

Field of Work:  Business Development

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:  14414

Are you an experienced and committed professional looking to make a significant impact in the agricultural industry? 


KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA is seeking a Product Manager (m/f/d) for Sugarbeet to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will be the accountable product owner for the innovative CONVISO® SMART project, working closely with Bayer 
CropScience and various internal and external stakeholders. The position is permanent and full-time, and the work location is our company headquarters in Einbeck (Lower Saxony/Germany). Hybrid work is possible.


Your Tasks - Where Challenge Meets Responsibility:
•    Product Strategy: Develop and ensure execution of short- and long-term strategies for CONVISO® SMART, our extremely successful non-GM herbicide tolerance system in sugarbeet
•    Sustainability Management: Implement life-cycle management policies and execute action plans to ensure trait durability and to achieve long-term goals
•    Stakeholder and Contract Management: Coordinate interdisciplinary project teams locally and internationally, ensuring effective collaboration between a wide range of stakeholders and maintain the complex portfolio of contracts in close cooperation with our       legal team
•    Herbicide Supply and Tech Fee Settlement: Ensure herbicide supply on a global level and manage the annual Tech Fee settlement with Bayer CropScience and license holders


Your Profile - Where Competence Meets Personality:
•    Scientific degree in Business Administration, Agricultural Economy, or equivalent experience.
•    Several years of professional experience in R&D-driven companies with divisional structures.
•    Extensive knowledge of the agricultural seed and crop protection industry.
•    Strong analytical and solution-oriented skills, thriving in complex environments.
•    Results-driven, ensuring productive outcomes from meetings.
•    Ability to simplify and process complex relationships and communicate effectively with teams.
•    Creative thinker with an independent working style.
•    Convincing appearance and proactive contribution of ideas.
•    Strong business and customer orientation with exceptional service attitude, especially in negotiations.
•    Good IT skills; statistical knowledge is an advantage.
•    Fluency in English (oral and written); proficiency in French or Spanish is a plus.
•    Willingness to travel internationally (approx. 15%).

This is what you can look forward to: 
•    Interesting and challenging tasks & projects in an international working environment with the opportunity to contribute your innovative ideas in seed industry
•    Work independently in a trusting, respectful and friendly working atmosphere with flexible working hours & hybrid model
•    In line with our motto: "Make yourself grow!" we promote your individual professional and personal development
•    We create the right framework conditions for you: permanent employment contract, attractive collectively agreed remuneration (incl. annual employee participation, Christmas and vacation bonus with 30 days' vacation) with financial benefits (company  pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, subsidized canteen, childcare allowance, excellent work equipment , job bike, etc


Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS? Then we look forward to receiving your application (cover letter, resume and 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 €1.8 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: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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