Global Trainee Program for Supply Chain Management

At Bayer you will be part of a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. As an innovation company, we also set standards in research. Bayer is an international science-based company that is passionate about innovations that improve the way people live in our world.

Wide-ranging career prospects

Our supply chain management experts provide efficient new solutions that make an important contribution to our success. For example, they manage the logistics processes at their site, are responsible for the entire supply chain and coordinate global requirements and production planning for a product or active ingredient.

They work to continuously improve costs and ensure flexibility, reliable delivery and high standards in the areas of quality, health, safety and environmental protection.


Our international trainee program will give you a broad overview of the role and tasks of supply chain management at Bayer.

What you offer

To join Bayer, you need to have completed a degree with a focus on supply chain management with above-average grades. Ideally, you should also have gained initial practical experience through internships or a student job.

Since our products result from interdisciplinary teamwork, you need the necessary personal skillset to complement your professional qualifications. Team spirit, initiative and good communication skills are important. You also need to be flexible and mobile, with a sense of responsibility and an interest in finding solutions. Further, you should have spent some time studying abroad or have intercultural experience and good language skills, in particular English. You will fit in particularly well with Bayer if you share our passion to innovate and want your ideas and solutions to bring about change.

What we offer

As an international science-based company, we are passionate about innovations that improve the way people live in our world. Bayer offers an open and inspiring environment. We encourage you to question the status quo and think ahead. It takes imagination, ambition and courage to find answers to society's most pressing questions.

During our 2-year trainee program, you will be given a deep insight into the various logistics chains at Bayer. For example, you will be introduced to site logistics, strategic supply chain, country supply chain and related functions such as marketing and procurement. You will be assigned responsible tasks and will work on projects at our headquarters and various production sites.

Assignments in Germany and abroad have a firm place in this program and offer you an opportunity to build networks in many functional areas. At the same time, individual training modules will prepare you for a future management position. Throughout the program will be mentored by an experienced supply chain manager, who will help you identify individual career prospects, give you feedback on your performance and agree development measures with you.

At the end of the trainee program, you will initially be placed in a responsible position in an area you got to know as a trainee. After that, you will have a wide range of job opportunities in functions in Germany and abroad.

You will find the key information in the program brochure.


Bayer’s Global Supply Chain Management Trainee Program

In her contribution to the Bayer career blog Melanie Kakies gives insights on how this program is designed and which tasks she has been able to perform during her assignments. Furthermore, she shares her personal thoughts and impressions of the program as an entry into the Bayer world. 

Bayer’s Global Supply Chain Management Trainee Program

Julien Dennert was enrolled in the Global Trainee Program for Supply Chain Management within Bayer CropScience AG. In his blog he shares his experiences from the time as a trainee and conveys his personal impressions.


If you are interested in our Global Trainee Program for Supply Chain Management, then we are looking forward to receiving your application in English via the online application form by January 31st, 2018. Please include your possible entry date and upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • School and academic certificates
  • Internship certificates
  • Periods of work / study abroad

The selection process will start with telephone interviews. The respective assessment center will take place on April 18th, 2018 in Leverkusen aiming for a flexible start date of the program within 2018. The exact starting dates and assignment areas will be defined individually with each participant.

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