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Market Acceptance Manager -US

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Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, South United States, USA
Company: Bayer CropScience
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Open Til: 11-May-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Protection/Chemicals
Career Type: Management / Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Bayer CropScience (BCS) is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. With our headquarters in Monheim, Germany, Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 17,900, and is represented in more than 120 countries. BCS is structured into six Business Operations units: four regional crop protection units and two units responsible for Environmental Science and BioScience – offering an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture as well as for non-agricultural applications. PUBL MARKET ACCEPTANCE NAFTA We offer a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefit programs. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will be eligible for an array of innovative rewards and recognition programs, variable pay and incentive opportunities as well as benefits coverage beginning on your first day of employment. We are committed to helping our employees maintain a healthy balance between their responsibilities at work and home. You will be eligible for paid time off programs, paid company holidays, flexible work options and numerous site conveniences. We are also committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, tuition assistance and professional association events.

If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, we encourage you to explore how you can make a difference at Bayer by applying now.

To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes. Bayer is recognized as a leader in seeds and traits in the US stakeholder community relevant to the BioScience key market areas and as a global player with a clear strategic growth plan.

This position will: • Supports the NAFTA Market Acceptance Manager in creating a public policy environment that will maintain current BioScience business and facilitate business expansion; • Contributes to the maintenance and creation of policy and regulatory environment that is science based and enables BioScience to bring products to the market in a timely and predictable manner; • Assists the NAFTA Market Acceptance Manager to identify potential concerns with BioScience products by our stakeholders and/or in US export countries in a timely manner and contribute to their effective management consistent with Bayer CropScience stewardship and business requirements; • Helps to provide increased speed / effectiveness in responding to external challenges / issues, in particular those reflected in the media or identified by key stakeholders; • Helps to increase client (market area) satisfaction with Bayer CropScience positions and briefing papers, BioScience product, research and marketing related communication tools; • Keeps relevant employees within the US and the Market Acceptance global team, well-informed on US stakeholder and policy issues and enabled to communicate our BioScience positions on key issues; • Works closely with the Market Acceptance NAFTA Manager on international related strategies needed to facilitate positive BioScience business support.

Major tasks and responsibilities of position • Develop and maintains a broad-based network of allies and stakeholders at national and state level supportive of BioScience projects, products and technologies. Leverages this network to assist in achieving business objectives and promoting public confidence in biotechnology; • May be required to assist with government lobbying, regulatory agency discussions and stakeholder relationship building to support the US business; • Assist in the development and implementation of the company’s internal and external communication strategy in compliance with the corporate communication principles and in cooperation with the Market Acceptance communications team; • Proactive monitoring, identifying and assessing issues that will have impact on our present and future businesses, from a public acceptance, political and legislative perspective; • Coordinates with the NAFTA Market Acceptance Manager in the development and guidance of the on-going Market Acceptance (MA) strategies in the US; • Ensures that the global Market Acceptance strategy adequately takes into account the US issues as it is one of the largest and influential markets for BioScience products; • Plays a significant role in industry task forces, initiatives and committees to establish sound regulatory policy, address global export trade issues, support key external and internal BioScience events at national and state level, to help improve public acceptance and confidence in biotechnology and non GM seed related issues; • Gains agreement on suitable positions, messages and initiatives to be used in public dialogue and for policy development. Collaborates with the communications team to develop appropriate supporting materials for both internal and industry activities.

Grade VS1.2 to VS1.3. Salary and Grade level will be commensurate with experience and/or education level.

Required Skills: • Degree in agriculture, biotechnology or related field; • 4-10 years of experience in the agricultural biotechnology policy and regulatory environment; • Problem solving skills and ability to assess policy development and market acceptance conditions and implications for agricultural biotechnology, seeds & traits products; • Strong team and networking skills to effectively develop and drive optimal and agreed upon policies and issue management; • Ability to express complex issues and facts into an easy to understand form, both verbally and in written form; • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.