Head of Global Seed Production & Logistics - Cereals (m/f/d)

Head of Global Seed Production & Logistics - Cereals (m/f/d)

VeröffentlichtVeröffentlicht: 24.6.2024
 5 - 10 Jahre Berufserfahrung 

As a plant breeder, we are a leading global innovator in agriculture, dedicated to providing highest-quality seeds to farmers worldwide. Our commitment to excellence, sustainability, and technological advancement drives us to continually push the boundaries of what's possible, for example in seed production.  

We are seeking an entrepreneurial leader to join our team at the Business Unit Cereals as Head of Global Seed Production & Logistics - Cereals (m/f/d)

One of your major strengths is your ability to lead complex organizations? Do you have experience in production and passion for plants?  Excellent – as our new Head of Global Seed Production & Logistics - Cereals (m/f/d) - you will lead all activities related to the timely provision of the best hybrid and non-hybrid cereals seed to our customers. As such, you will shape the future of our production and logistics operations at the business unit cereals.  

This is a permanent, full-time position.

Your new place of work is preferably at our business unit cereals processing site in Wohlde (Bergen), Germany, or at one of our other processing sites in France or Poland.

Your Responsibilities: 

  • Based on the business unit cereals strategy, anticipate long-term production capacity requirements and ensure their availability through corresponding investment planning and implementation 
  • Plan, continuously monitor and optimize the production organization, processes and systems to maximize long-term efficiency 
  • Develop and lead a team of direct reports across several locations that is collectively responsible for the seed production of relevant Business Unit Cereals crops 
  • Aggregate global seed demand from national sales planning and plan the global production of all relevant crops 
  • Implement processes to ensure the adherence to quality standards, KWS Group Standards and health and safety requirements 

Your Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture, business administration, production, lor related field (advanced degree preferred)
  • Long-time experience in industrial production and logistics, preferably seed production, processing and logistics
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with a track record of building and developing high-performing teams
  • Strong strategic planning and analytical skills with the ability to anticipate long-term capacity requirements and optimize processes
  • Proven ability to manage budgets and drive cost optimization initiatives
  • Excellent communication, intercultural and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and stakeholders
  • Excellent command of English. Additional language skills, preferably German but also French and/or Polish, are an asset 

Your Benefits: 

  • As a family-run company, we believe in the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence
  • With our passion for plants, we have made it our mission to sustain farming, food and the planet
  • With our essence: “Make yourself grow”, your professional and personal development is our guiding principle

Join Our Team: if you're ready to take your career to the next level and have a tangible impact on the world of agriculture, we invite you to join us as Head of Global Seed Production & Logistics - Cereals (m/f/d). Embrace the opportunity to lead, innovate, and shape the future with us. 


  • Agrarwirtschaft / Agribusiness / Landwirtschaft
  • Betriebswirtschaftslehre / Management
  • Agrarwissenschaften
  • Logistik / Produktion

Art des Abschlusses

  • Bachelor
  • Diplom
  • Master


  •  5 - 10 Jahre Berufserfahrung 

Erforderliche Sprachkenntnisse

  • Deutsch
  • Englisch

Erforderliche Fähigkeiten

  • Produktionsleitung
  • Erfahrung Logistik / Transport
  • Führungserfahrung
  • Führungsfähigkeiten
  • Kommunikationsfähigkeiten
  • Analytische Fähigkeiten
  • Pflanzenzüchtung