VC Director @ Bayer in Cambridge, MA

Your Tasks And Responsibilities

  • Develops rationale and business case for investing in selected technologies;
  • Develops network and follows scientific and technological developments in selected areas (e.g. artificial intelligence, digital health/agriculture, gene editing for plants/human health, oncology, regenerative medicine, 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, disease area 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;


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


  • 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 and/or agriculture covering relevant topics for Venture-specific technology;
  • Minimum 2-3 years in Venture Capital;
  • 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 Competencies;
  • Sound understanding of investment space;
  • Strong leadership skills, entrepreneurship and ambition;
  • Ability to interface startup-like realities of the Ventures to the realities of a big corporation (reports, deadlines, etc.);
  • Excellent problem solving ability;
  • Proven ability to lead and thrive in complex, often ambiguous situations.

If interested, please apply here.

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