Plan your next career step with us and start as an Intellectual Property Manager - Life Sciences and Biotech (m/f/d) at KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA.


The IP Manager is the responsible IP representative to steer the IP evaluation and prosecution activities for selected technology areas. Your work will help ensure freedom to operate and support new value creation for the KWS Group. You will closely interact with partners across the business as well as in breeding and R&D. 


The position is unlimited and on a full-time basis.


The place of work is either Berlin or in our HQ in Einbeck, Southern Lower Saxony.


Your Tasks – Challenge meets Responsibility:


As the responsible IP representative you develop strategies that protect and create value using patents, PVP, and other means of know-how protection across the KWS Group for defined technical areas within biotechnology, breeding, biostatistics, digital technology, etc.

Closely interact with stakeholders from R&D, Breeding, Legal and Business to promote product development and to generate IP value

Evaluate and monitor the competitive IP landscape to ensure freedom to operate

Manage patent prosecution in line with KWS business needs worldwide

Participate in preparation, review, and negotiation of contracts for the protection of intellectual property


Your Profile – Competence meets Personality:


Master or PhD degree in life sciences, biology, agronomy, plant breeding or in a related field

Working experience in the IP field; a Patent Attorney qualification would be a plus

Customer-oriented, can-do attitude

Excellent analytical, presentation, communication, and collaboration skills

Proficiency in English and German


We Offer:


Targeted professional and personal development opportunities e.g. enablement to qualify as European Patent Attorney

Flexible working hours with the option of partially mobile work

An international, motivated and dynamic team

Company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, and Christmas pay


Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS?


Then we look forward to receiving your application (short cover letter, resume, relevant certificates) via our online.

To apply: