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.

Controlling Trainee (m/f/d) - International Financial Management Program (IFM)

Your tasks and responsibilities

During your 18-month trainee program you will familiarize yourself with our product portfolio and develop a sound understanding of the Bayer business. You will experience how the entire value chain of Bayer is created and preserved as well as how the numbers and the business issues we are faced with, are interlinked. In detail:

  • Be actively involved in planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Act as a valued business partner (m/f/d) to the management and contribute to implementing business strategies
  • Play an important part in steering the business and shaping the future of Bayer
  • Identify opportunities to enhance financial performance, find potential for improvement and define measures to be taken
  • Constantly face new and exciting tasks and challenges while passing through a range of different stations within Controlling and adjacent functions like Accounting, Auditing and Finance


Who you are

  • Above average master´s degree in business administration with focus on controlling and/or further areas like finance, accounting, auditing or corporate planning
  • Initial work experience through business specific internships
  • International and intercultural experience, acquired either during studies or internships abroad
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Flexibility and mobility for international assignments within the Bayer Group
  • High degree of commitment as well as ability to take action for continuous improvement
  • Being open-minded and challenging the status quo
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken


The assessment center is expected to take place in September 2019.



Your application

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can show your passion for innovation? Are you interested in working as part of a global team to improve people’s lives? Then send us your online application including cover letter, CV and references.




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. 

Country: Germany
Location: Leverkusen
Reference Code: 38341
Functional Area: [sap_fa_23]
Entry Level: 3