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 Design Manager

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead and manage Global Power Brand and Category Strategy Plans with regards to Design strategy insights and recommendations with support and direction from Global Design Director
  • Global Powerbrands within a given global category group - assume the following responsibility: Guide the translation of brand purpose, archetype, + other relevant factors into Vision Brand Language (VBL) & Experience Brand Language (EBL), design strategy and roadmaps Define the guiding principles (fixed and flexible assets) of VBL and EBL in the brand world, including detailed design guidelines for touchpoints within core group responsibility
  • Manage design key innovations and renovations (from ‘project start’ to design freeze, inc. deployment support outside of NA). Primary responsibilities; agency management, briefing, design quality / output, budgets and timing. Functional Expectations: Support and guide flawless transition from intent to execution within the VBL and EBL
  • Share and align best practices and approach Share category, consumer, and industry global trends with Design organization and business
  • Bring Design thinking to the business and processes
  • Partner with Regional Design: Ensure flawless transition from intent to execution


Job Requirements:

  • Business Administration (or international equivalent degree) with min. 8 years’ experience, Master’s Degree (or equivalent international degree) with a min. 6 years’ experience
  • Managing ‘holistic’ design across multiple touchpoints, from innovation to execution
  • A proven track record in building distinctive brand and consumer experiences, delivering notable commercial impact
  • Able to deal with ambiguity while driving for results
  • Demonstrated Interpersonal and presentation skills and organizational agility
  • Design thinking, 2D & 3D design, project planning, Shopper & user empathy (inclusive)
  • Understanding of Manufacturing / Printing principles
  • English is a must have, any other languages a plus



Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Country: Switzerland
Location: Basel