Karen Mansell, SVP Procurement, Bayer CropScience

Karen Mansell is member of the product supply committee of the Crop Science Division and the corporate procurement leadership team, focusing on Crop Science direct material supply and leading on the business partnering for procurement overall for the Monsanto project. She also chairs the directs council which focuses on all direct material supply across all Bayer divisions (animal health, consumer health, pharmaceuticals and crop science).

Karen studied both at the University of West of England and Bath University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in purchasing & supply and an MBA.

She joined Bayer in 2014 as the CPO for Crop Science and was active lead in the New Bayer project and the move of procurement into a corporate centralized function. Previously she has held a number of senior roles across a number of organisations such as BAE Systems, Unisys, Cable & Wireless, Barclays, and AstraZeneca. 

Karen is based in Germany and is keen on travel, socialising with friends and family and health and fitness

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