Breeding Operations Associate


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Job Title: Breeding Operations Associate
Location: Woodland, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:

 

At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

 

Breeding Operations Associate 

 

YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The primary responsibilities of this role, Breeding Operations Associate, are to: 

 

  • Manage day to day operations in field, greenhouses, and farming operations on and off-site;
  • Ensure application and adoption of best practices in seed handling, geo-positioning (GIS/GPS), crop management, irrigation, plant nutrition, plant health, and harvest to deliver quality data and optimize results for cost, quality, and yield;
  • Schedule activities according to crop cycles, supervise and manage contractor labor, and maintain records and supplies;
  • Apply proper planning tools to manage tasks such as capacity request and management (transplanting, fertigation, pollination and harvest);
  • Coordinate with Pipeline Enablement Associates to own the plan and labor execution for breeding operational tasks as planned, including marker sampling and trial plan execution (seed packet filling, trial preparation and sowing, trial execution, harvest and broad data collection) to relinquish trial sets back to breeding;
  • Model daily pollination and hand harvesting efforts to achieve efficiency and maintain accuracy of resource usage and forecasting;
  • Leverage metrics applications and quality control processes to realize accuracy, efficiency and expanded improvements to protocols;
  • Capture data in Windows and iOS operating systems (desktop computing, iPhones, iPads) and conduct data quality check and assurance to enable timely advancement of vegetable products;
  • Partner with stakeholders across the organization to deliver results within the crops;
  • Explore new technologies to increase capacity, speed up current processes, and deploy novel technologies in data collection;
  • Manage seed inventory and support national and international seed shipments;
  • Proactively identify opportunities to assist in improving established procedures, and lead troubleshooting activities through root cause analysis and troubleshooting techniques;
  • Ensure compliance with Worker Protection Standards (WPS) as well as Bayer safety guidelines and housekeeping practices;
  • Perform tasks to ensure compliance with Bayer policies and quality standard, including safeguarding of equipment daily use logs, calibration and maintenance.
     
    This position does not offer relocation assistance

    This position does not offer Visa Sponsorship

     

WHO YOU ARE

 

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Agronomy, or related field with at least five years of Crop management, either in open field or in in a greenhouse environment OR Master of Science with at least two years of experience;
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence partners and customers;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-based and cross-functional team environment;
  • Passion to grow and willingness to be intellectually challenged;
  • Willingness to influence and inspire others.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Experience in growing crops in greenhouse and open field.

 

 

 This position may offer domestic relocation assistance

This position does not offer visa sponsorship assistance

 

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

   

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.  

 
   
If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now.  Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice.  
   
IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer active employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status before participating in approved activities for fully vaccinated employees. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, if candidates are invited on site as visitors for in person interviews, they must provide proof of being vaccinated and comply with all safety protocols.  
   
         
Division: Crop Science   Reference Code 474587  
Functional Area: [[filter6]]   Location: Woodland
Employment Type: [[filter7]]  Position Grade: [[cust_subgrade]]  
 
 
Contact Us
 
Address Telephone E-Mail
Creve Coeur, MO +1 888-473-1001, option #5 hrop_usa@bayer.com
63167    
 
 
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Job Post Date: 10/14/21
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