HiddenChamps: KWS – Seeding the future

GSO team visited the fourth largest seed producer KWS at the company location in Berlin. We have talked on various career topics such as company culture, job opportunities and reasearch activities and more.


Three core segments of corn, sugarbeet and cereals. In addition, KWS builds up a new business unit for vegetable seeds.


  • Closeness
  • Reliability
  • Foresight
  • Independence

Under the guiding motto „Urbanity meets agriculture“ KWS has created a modern and future-oriented working environment with different colors on the office floors which reflect their seed products. Another highlight is the roof terrace with a fantastic 360 degree view of Berlin.


Find out more about our interview at KWS in the trailer below…

High-yield seed and extensive knowledge have made KWS trusted farmer’s partner for generations. Constant improvement of genetic potential through excellent research and breeding programs is the key.

Worldwide fourth largest seed producer provides an immense contribution to nutrition solutions for a steadily growing world population.

Company culture

KWS lives in community together with its employees, farmers and trade partners. A respectful and reliable approach forms the foundation.

In our interview, Florian Bruhns explains more about the company culture and carreer options for researchers.

In the 20/21 business year KWS invested 252 Mio. € in research and development –  which is about 20% of the annual turnover.


Plant breeding for sustainable agriculture requires continuous and intense research activities.

We have interviewed Dr. Beate Rother about her inspiring career journey which started with her PhD in Microbiology. Currently she is Manager of Business Functions & Communication at Research & Development department.

Career Advices

Florian Bruhns, Lead of Employer Branding & Talent Attraction, shares valuable advices to support your application process.

Do you have questions regarding career at KWS? Check out the official career website to get informed about various possibilities, open positions and contact person.

»Wir sind in allen wissenschaftlichen Bereichen vertreten.«
Florian Bruhns, Lead of Employer Branding & Talent Attraction
»Mach was du liebst, da findet sich dann auch der Weg.«
Beate Rhode, Communication Manager, Research & Development