Working at Bayer

Global Supply Chain Management Trainee Program

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 are responsible for the entire supply chain, coordinate global requirements and production planning for a product or active ingredient and manage the logistics processes at their site.

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 Master-degree with a focus on supply chain management with above-average grades. Ideally, you should also have gained initial practical experience in this field 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 different supply chains at Bayer. For example, you will be introduced to global supply chain planning activities, country supply chain operations as well as strategic initiatives and related functions such as marketing and procurement. You will be assigned responsible tasks and will work on projects at our divisonal 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 you 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 that will provide you with a wide range of job opportunities in functions in Germany and abroad.

You will find the key information in the program brochure.


In her post on the Bayer career blog Nadine shares her experiences and impressions as trainee and reports about her tasks so far.

In her contribution to the Bayer career blog Melanie gives insights on how this program is designed and which tasks she has been able to perform during her assignments.

Julien 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.


Please note that the application process is currently closed. The next application run is expected to start again in November / December 2019 (with Assessment Center in February / March 2020 and individual entry dates between May and November 2020). You will then find detailed information on how to apply here.

In the meantime you may register your details with us and configure your personal job alert to be notified as soon as we publish a new suitable vacancy.