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Leadership Development in Procurement – LDP Associate (d/f/m)

  • Full Time
  • Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Bayer profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? How do you want to make a difference? The choice is yours, and we’ll help you get there. At Bayer, generalists and specialists, visionaries and passionate people, thinkers and doers come together to feed the world, slow climate change, and create healthier, more sustainable lives for all. This is your opportunity to kickstart your career at an organization that makes a global impact. Bring your ideas, your can-do and your passion. Your career starts here.

Leadership Development in Procurement – LDP Associate (d/f/m)

Your Tasks And Responsibilities

The Leadership Development in Procurement (LDP) Program (d/f/m) was specifically designed to prepare you for a management position within Bayer’s Global Procurement organization. During the 18-month program, you will gain knowledge and experience in a wide range of subject areas. Responsibilities include:

  • Achieve learning and development objectives, and deliver business results, within the constructs of project-based rotations (each 3 months in duration) across all areas of Procurement. Each program rotation will have defined key tasks and deliverables which are relevant to the specific function and scope, and these program rotations can include (but are not limited to):
    • identifying/delivering cost savings
    • developing category strategy
    • delivering value beyond cost savings while helping to meet Procurement’s strategic objectives
  • Conduct stakeholder alignment meetings in order to scope potential projects and offer solutions
  • Complete assigned International short-term assignment (or extended business trip) with the intent of gaining global experience and networking
  • Build cross-functional stakeholder relationships, as well as relationships within the Bayer Global Procurement community
  • Educate yourself on company policies which affect the business, and monitor progress against business goals in partnership with coaches, mentors, and/or management
  • This role includes an opportunity for an international assignment (3 months) at one of the Bayer regional hubs

Who You Are

  • Master’s degree or PhD in business administration, engineering, or natural sciences
  • Initial work experiences (e.g., through internships) in Procurement or related areas
  • International experience, either during your studies or through internships abroad
  • Passion for procurement and possess the ability to challenge the status quo
  • Passion to innovate and the desire to contribute your ideas to bring about change
  • Ability to build partnerships, work collaboratively across cultures, and meet shared objectives
  • Business mindset and leadership aspirations
  • Awareness of opportunities and value that digital solutions can open upbring, combined with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills (fluency in English, both written and spoken, combined with presentation skills)
  • Domestic and international travel required (:20%)


Our benefits package is flexible, appreciative, and tailored to your lifestyle, because: What matters to you, matters to us!

  • We support your growth through access to professional development and learning opportunities, such as LinkedIn Learning and our language learning platform Education First.
  • We promote health awareness and self-care through our health platform #machfit.
  • We encourage sustainable mobility by providing climate-friendly transportation options such as job tickets and bike sharing.
  • As one of our perks, our Corporate Benefits program grants you access to sales discounts from more than 150 brands.
  • We embrace diversity by providing an inclusive work environment in which you are welcomed, supported, and encouraged to bring your whole self to work.
  • Mentorship with a senior leader in the Procurement organization

If you are interested in gaining experience in a dynamic, innovative, global company, we would be delighted to receive your online application in English, including your CV and work references . Please submit your application as a consolidated PDF document by 26th of February 2024.

Please note that the selection process comprises an HR interview, Hiring Manager interviews and an Assessment Center. The selection process will be conducted virtually. The program is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2023 (flexible start dates).



This is your opportunity to tackle the world’s biggest challenges with us: Maintaining our health, feeding growing populations and slowing the rate of climate change. You have a voice, ideas and perspectives and we want to hear them. Because our success begins with you. Be part of something big. Be Bayer.

Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

Location: Leverkusen

Division: Enabling Functions

Reference Code: 810911

To apply for this job please visit jobs.bayer.com.

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