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Project Manager (m/f/d) Business Development Sugar beet

Project Manager (m/f/d) Business Development Sugar beet

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:  10389

For KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA we are looking for a Project Manager Business Development (m/f/d) in our Sugar beet Business Unit. In this role, you will be a key component of our Business Development team and assume responsibility for identifying/evaluating sugarbeet-related traits and technologies well as the development of relevant business case. In addition, you will ensure the effective implementation of strategic projects in close collaboration with all relevant stakeholders. 


The main working location is in Einbeck (Lower Saxony/Germany), furthermore this exciting and diversified position will be permanent and full-time.


Your tasks - challenge meets responsibility:

-    You support the process identifying/evaluating sugar beet-related traits and technologies

•    internal/external data collection/ validation/analysis
•    preparation of business cases/reporting/communication documents
•    collaboration with relevant internal/external stakeholders (R&D, Regulatory, Sales and others)

-    You support implementation of strategic projects by
•    project-related market analysis
•    development of business concepts/models
•    implementation of trials/pilot activities
•    collaboration with internal/external partners
•    improvement of tools applied
Your profile - competence meets personality:
•    Academic degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in agricultural sciences / agricultural economics or equivalent
•    First professional experience in the field of projects management // business development in agri-business is an asset
•    High level of personal responsibility, analytical thinking and project management skills
•    Good communication skills, open and honest mind, capable to cope with changing conditions
•    Sound use of MS Office package is essential, advanced skills in Excel/database applications are an asset
•    Professional written and spoken English is mandatory, other languages are an asset
•    Willingness to travel (25%)

Sow your future with KWS:
•    As a family-owned company, we live by the values of team spirit, closeness, trust, independence and vision
•    Interesting and challenging tasks & projects in an international working environment with numerous perspectives for further development
•    Independent work in a trusting, respectful and friendly working atmosphere
•    Freely according to the motto: "Make yourself grow!" we promote your individual professional and personal development
•    We create the appropriate framework conditions for you: attractive remuneration, company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation pay, as well as flexible working time models with the option of home office

Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS? We are looking forward to receiving your online application (cover letter, CV, relevant references) in english via our application system!    



About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Around 6,000 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.3 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. 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, rapeseed and sunflowers. 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 €250 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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