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VC Director @ Bayer in Cambridge, MA

YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

    • Develops rationale and business case for investing in selected technologies relevant for Agriculture or Bayer’s Crop Science division;
    • Develops network and follows scientific and technological developments in selected areas (e.g. artificial intelligence, digital health/agriculture, gene editing for plant, etc.);
    • Develops investment cases;
    • Conducts due diligence and supports deal execution;
    • Supports start-up of ventures, day-to-day management, performance management and strategic decisions of the ventures;
    • Supports the setup of the new organization;
    • Supports the venture in daily operations where applicable;
    • Ensures the delivery of key Bayer contributions to the venture development as applicable (e.g., market insights, production knowhow, chemistry, agricultural industry knowledge);
    • Monitors and reports progress of ventures;
    • Prepares and facilitates venture milestones, reviews and makes recommendations on go/no-go decision points;
    • The Venture Director adds value through strong leadership and day-to-day operational work, guiding the ventures to success.

 

Deliverables:

 

    • Compelling investment cases for venture investment opportunities;
    • Successful delivery of scientific and operational goals of individual ventures.

 

KPIs:

 

    • Number and quality of potential technology investments/ partners/ deals scouted and executed;
    • Progress of ventures towards key milestones;
    • Organizational health in ventures;
    • Successful asset transfer to Bayer where applicable.

 

WHO YOU ARE

 

  • Advanced degree in life science, technology/engineering, and/or agriculture covering relevant topics for Venture-specific technology;
  • Minimum 2-3 years in Venture Capital;
  • Experience in agriculture or Ag-related industries a strong plus
  • MBA and/or Investment banking and/or Management Consulting (all top tier);
  • Track record of successfully leading long term projects;
  • Experience in evaluation of early technologies
  • Will consider relocation for appropriate candidates;

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

November 8, 2019 at 5:02 pm

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