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Global Director Due Diligence Center of Excellence (CoE) (m/f/d)

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 Director Due Diligence Center of Excellence (CoE) (m/f/d)


  • Be responsible to develop, set and enforce Due Diligence (DD) standards across all development stages and therapeutic areas for Bayer Pharmaceuticals
  • Guide and consult Due Diligence Leader (DDL) on all BD&L led Due Diligences
  • Ensure appropriate interactions with external partners, setting realistic timelines for completion of DD and deal
  • Together with DDL, ensure alignment of involved functions, challenge functional assessments and issue identification/mitigation and be responsible for quality control and consistency across projects
  • Guide and support the DDL through cross-functional leadership of the DD process as well as ensure high quality recommendations and agreed conclusions on a timely basis while providing objective communication of DD status and issues to Senior Management
  • Lead intellectual and technological advancement of the DD process to increase efficiency as well as build and maintain industry leading approach and guide DDL in the preparation of virtual data rooms and documentation for out-licensing projects
  • Build and manage Bayer's PH DD community through trainings and exchange of best practices and drive a BD&L learning culture through processes such as lessons learned and post deal reviews
  • Develop a consistent approach to the identification and quantification of risks associated with BD&L opportunities in collaboration with Risk management and ensure that these risks are appropriately factored into the decision and valuation
  • Ensure consistent quality of the DD reports and other decision relevant DD material incl. development plans, timelines, budget and milestones across projects


  • University degree (MD), alternatively PhD in one of the basic sciences if accompanied by further qualifications
  • Long-term relevant professional and academic experience coupled with extensive experience within pharmaceutical industry, preferentially in Research & Development
  • Proven experience in conducting DD and strong expertise in all aspects of drug development (Research, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Patents, Legal, etc.) and in assessing and analyzing drug candidates and drug programs
  • Reliability and decisiveness in business decisions combined with creativity and the ability to design and implement highly innovative and sustainable processes
  • Experienced in multi-task management, priority setting ability, result-driven with strong analytical skills and a solid ability to understand complex business issues
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to interface effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • Strategic thinker (m/f/d) who takes delight in managing complexity and lead projects in an ambiguous environment combined with the ability to build and lead teams and manage projects from a non-hierarchical position, including managing business partners in a stakeholder rich environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills in English



This position can be filled either in Germany (Berlin or Wuppertal) or in the US


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.

Location: ​​ ​ Germany : Berlin : Berlin || Germany : North Rhine Westfalia : Wuppertal-Aprath || Germany : North Rhine Westfalia : Wuppertal-Elberfeld​

​​Division: ​ Pharmaceuticals​

Reference Code: 224324​

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