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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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 the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Our products are helping to address some of today&rsqu...
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    Operations Manager

    Plan and leads the execution of site operations such as drying, processing and warehousing in order too meet the seed availability-, profit- and quality standards required. Ensures the efficient use of human resources, equipment and materials.

    Specific Functions

    • Promote an actively caring culture for safety amongst all personnel, contractors and visitors
    • Responsible for the planning and supervision of plant operations, including but not limited to:
      • Harvesting schedule – established in coordination with the field operations team
      • Offloading, husking, sorting, drying, shelling, conditioning, packaging and rebagging.
      • Receiving and bulk storage
      • Material handling
      • Material movement
      • Bin mapping, sampling and estimating
    • Lead ESH efforts, provide assistance and arrange for resources to promote safety at the site.
    • Coordination with field operation team to ensure a smooth transition and flow of product from field to plant.
    • Supervise the flow of product through the different stages of the plant process
    • Liaise with customer services team to coordinate shipment of finished goods
    • Ensure accurate inventory control and management
    • Maintain operational records as required by our management systems, with the focus on continual improvement.
    • Ensure compliance with quality assurance standards and management system set by ISO9001
    • Responsible for budget control at the sites, minimize cost in conjunction of supply reliability, quality and speed to market/seed availability objectives.
    • Manage facility personnel to ensure excellence in plant maintenance and housekeeping
    • Assign and review goals, training needs and assessment reviews for plant supervisors and other direct reports.
    • Minimum a diploma or preferably, a bachelor degree in agronomy or similar area of expertise
    • Hands on experience and technical proficiency in seed processing activities and management of a team– 4 years prior experience. Field experience desirable


    • Fluent in English
    • MS Office software (Excel, E-mail, Word, Project etc.)
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Results focused with ability to work on own initiative
    • Strong teamwork (flexibility to work across the areas and positively influencing others)
    • Establish clear direction and making decisions on a timely manner

    Relationships and Networks

    • Recognizing, respecting and leveraging the talents, skills and resources of others, both in and outside of
    • Working effectively with teams and networks across geographic, political, demographic, functional and
      other cultural and organizational boundaries
    • Establishing a high level of trust that allows us to become the partner of choice

    Courage and Condor

    • Know what you believe and be willing to respectfully express opinions to improve the common good, particularly when it means challenging the status quo
    • Courageously face new challenges and opportunities; leaving behind the familiar in an exploration of the unknown


    • Adapt quickly to changes in our business.
    • Demonstrate a high level of comfort with ambiguity
    • Strong ability to respond quickly to new opportunities
    • Understand our business and the drivers of change in our environment in order to respond accordingly .

    Initiative and Foresight

    • Anticipate and plan for the future
    • Take action instead of waiting to be told what to do, or waiting for the environment to become more stable

    Results Orientation

    • Passion about making the right things happen in the right way at the right time -- in spite of potential barriers
    • Discipline in operational excellence


    • MS Office software (Excel, E-mail, Word, Project etc.)
    • Interpersonal and communication skills
    • Results focused with ability to work on own initiative
    • Strong teamwork (flexibility to work across the areas and positively influencing others)
    • Establish clear direction and making decisions on a timely manner


    • ISO Auditor

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bayer on to apply
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