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EMEA Veg. Control Tower Specialist

Job in Bergschenhoek, Netherlands

Degree level


Job function

Business development

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

5 to 7 years

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Your tasks and responsibilities

The Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Control Tower (CT) Specialist plays the role of specialist and coordinator. The specialist is expert on the IBP process, the business process and the tools to support the process. In the role of facilitator, the IBP CT Specialist acts as a supporting party to enable the team to focus on solutions and delivering on the goals. The IBP CT Specialist acts as a connection between the Control Tower, Mid-Term Planning (MTP) and the Integrated Reconciliation step (Regional IR), ensuring that the information in support of the Regional IR is prepared and available for IR participants to review prior to the meeting.

The role of the CT Specialist is to oversee the IBP framework, processes and team to ensure the IBP process governance is in place to deliver on the objectives including understanding of needs and ensuring continuous improvement and maturity of the process.

  • Lead and facilitate the weekly Control Tower meetings ensuring meeting goals are achieved through influencing the teams and escalating when needed.
  • Influence cross-functional teams involved in IBP Control Tower to ensure successful process.
  • Educate cross-functional partners on the IBP CT process and engage them in ongoing process as appropriate while maintaining process discipline, rigor and compliance.
  • Monitor KPIs and Dashboards to provide comprehensive reports, analytics and visibility around IBP CT outcomes for Regional IR/MBR.
  • Responsible for identifying best practices and supporting IBP CT continuous improvement and global alignment representing EMEA region.
  • Secure alignment on expectations from Demand/Commercial, Supply, Finance & Customer Interface.
  • Oversees the overall IBP CT process of the region to ensure proactive communication and recommendations regarding significant current/potential performance problems to (regional) IR/MBR.

Who you are

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Business or Economics or related areas

Minimum of 5 years experience in the seed business and logistics/operational planning

Business Acumen

Knowledge of supply chain processes and relates systems

Fluency in English is a must, other languages desirable

Functional Competences:

  • Leadership and trust
  • Ability to Influence without authority
  • Views and considers issues from the point of view of all impacted stakeholders
  • Ability to listen and understand the requirements of the business, the ability to communicate and to sell.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills required
  • Learns new tasks and develops skills quickly
  • Very organized and able to gather, analyze and organize data using a logical and systematic process
  • Ability to self-motivate and maintain a positive attitude, with the desire to be an integral contributor to the completion of organizational projects and goals
  • Available for travel

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.


Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, we aim to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.

15,000 employees

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