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  • Posted: Nov 6, 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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    Testing Operations Manager Lichtenburg

    The Testing Operations Manager (TOM) is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the corn yield testing program, including the planning, planting and harvesting of all yield trials. The incumbent will be responsible for;

    • Responsible for a team of Research Assistance conducting Testing Operations in the North West, Free State and the Northern Cape.
    • Maintaining excellent working relationships with our trial cooperators (farmers) and manage all contracts with these farmers.
    • Ensuring that staff of the Testing team are trained in all ESH procedures, regulatory and compliance protocols and business conduct protocols.
    • Oversee a yield testing program which deliver quality data that will lead to the development of improved inbred lines and the advancement of superior hybrids and traits.
    • Administer a yield testing program including the recruiting, training, development and retention of personnel as well as budget management.
    • Managing of Rietgat Testing Station and maintaining adequate facilities and equipment for effective and efficient functioning of the Testing team.
    • Ensure that Rietgat Testing Station maintain Safety certification

    Job Qualifications

    Required Education, Experience and Skills

    • B.Sc. in an agricultural field / equivalent agriculture qualification and 3+ years of significant people and project management in an agricultural-related position.
    • Broad knowledge of crop production and farming practices
    • Experience with farm equipment operation and repair and be prepared to plant and harvest their share of the yield testing locations.
    • Broad knowledge of crop production and farming practices.
    • Exhibit team leadership skills including excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
    • Highly agile and can motivate team to meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to write and speak English fluently and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Good time management and willing to do both field and office work.
    • Valid driver’s license is mandatory and willingness to travel extensively to the yield trials across the region and spend time away from home during peak seasons

    Desired Education/Experience

    • MS in Plant Breeding, Agronomy or related field of study with 3+ years of significant people and project management experience in an agricultural-related research position.
    • Good working knowledge of statistics and experimental design
    • Strong computer skills related to data acquisition, organization and data analysis.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bayer on to applyInterested and qualified candidates should apply using the Apply Now button below.
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