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Bayer Global Velocity Transition Software Testing Strategy & Execution Ld in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Global Velocity Transition Software Testing Strategy & Execution Ld

The Global Velocity Transition (GVT) Program is responsible for supporting the Digital Transformation of Bayer Crop Science by leading and driving the efficient, effective, and timely transition of end users from current field trialing and laboratory IT systems to the new Velocity IT platform. This is a large Program with (annual spend of €50-75m) and reaches end users that cut across several Bayer Crop Science functions. We are actively seeking a talented and driven individual to lead strategic planning and execution for Software Testing as part of this program.


The primary responsibilities of this role, GVT Testing Strategy and Execution Lead, are to:

  • Develop a cross-functional software testing strategy for current and future Velocity capabilities, including the integration of plans across functions accounting for resource planning, timelines, technical environment needs and support needs;

  • Partner with and provide support across business functions and IT to drive the execution of Velocity Testing;

  • Create and maintain testing best practices and tools to improve consistency, efficiency, test rigor and ensure valid results;

  • Define consistent expectations and standardized tools for point and end-to-end testing, consolidating best practices and learnings from previous testing efforts;

  • Lead regular cross functional test coordination meetings as appropriate and drive status reporting across functions and IT;

  • Drive resolution of outcomes and impacts of testing results by partnering with Delivery, Training and Change leads;

  • Lead resolution of escalated Issues/Risks and scheduling conflicts and constraints;

  • Coach teams for successful Test planning, preparation, execution and data management; Provide consultative support to teams around test cycles, resource needs and sources, and test data;

  • Consolidate overall measurement of test progress and results, providing a single point of communication;

  • Ensure business decision making is based on factual test results in partnership with Initiative Lead;

  • Coordinate with IT Product management on MVP delivery for testing;

  • Monitor test environment availability and stability and coordinate testing and release management;

  • Develop overall communications of plans and expectations; Understand and consolidate communication of capabilities in each release and alignment with test plan;

  • The preferred locations for this role are Creve Coeur, MO or Chesterfield, MO. Relocation assistance may be offered for qualified candidates.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of relevant experience in global roles in IT, R&D and/or other relevant business areas or Master's degree with at least 8 years of experience;

  • Experience with Agile software development practices including story and sprint planning and backlog management;

  • Experience developing and executing the different aspects of agile testing including: functional tests, exploratory testing, usability testing, and performance and load testing.

  • Experience participating in the development and launch of new, internally developed or custom software, data platforms and processes for teams and/or organizations;

  • Experience building trust and partnerships with end user groups;

  • High sense of urgency, resilient and process driven;

  • Proven ability to influence and motivate business partners and key stakeholders on a global scale;

  • Experienced in cross-functional or cross-company program management;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Domain knowledge in specific research areas (e.g. Breeding, Biotech, Crop Protection, Laboratory, Nursery/Greenhouse) that would be relevant to Bayer Crop Science research and/or laboratory functions

  • Familiarity with program and portfolio management;

  • Experience leading transformation projects within Enterprise IT organizations.



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. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: Creve Coeur || United States : Missouri : Chesterfield || United States : Missouri : Creve Coeur

Division: Enabling Functions

Reference Code: 340081

Contact Us

Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com