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Foundation Seed Associate

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Job Title: Foundation Seed Associate
Location: Woodland, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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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 Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Foundation Seed Associate


The primary responsibilities of this role, Foundation Seed Associate, are to:

  • Assist in the execution of the foundation seeds (FS) program for the assigned crops and Crop Specialist, maintaining / improving reliability, quality, timeliness and cost;

  • Maintain accurate records of FS increases including inventory, purity, and disease testing;

  • Interact with breeding staff to exchange seed and information to support advancement of new parent lines;

  • Work with Quality Assurance to prioritize testing to receive results in a timely manner to ensure inventory position and highest quality;

  • Perform seed sampling and shipments, and updates records with test results;

  • Assist in all aspects of crop cycle from sowing to harvest, including rogueing;

  • Create field-books in Digital systems and assist in data collection and crop care;

  • Organize trial seed under guidance;

  • Apply for and maintain accurate records of field inspections and phytosanitary certificates;

  • Publish and receive seed, update inventory and import plant characteristics in FTS;

  • Coordinate seed processing, if needed;

  • Oversee census sampling projects;

  • Be highly proficient in Field Manager and Experiment Manager in FTS;

  • Assist in training and onboarding new associates and temporary employees;

  • Allocate seed with minimal supervision;

  • Create planting lists with minimal supervision;

  • Share relevant crop management data / information with stakeholders and subject matter experts;

  • Ensure external and internal compliance in our operations, including Health Safety & Environment (HSE), Human Rights, Business Conduct, QMS, BIO-ETS, and SOX.


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:

  • High School diploma with at least four years of experience in seed industry, or bachelors degree with at least two years of experience in seed industry;

  • Physically capable of working in greenhouse and field situations;

  • Ability to supervise labor crews;

  • Detail oriented, good organization, communication and human relation skills;

  • Effective communication skills;

  • Good knowledge of local language and English is needed;

  • Collaboration and implementation of best practices;

  • Process Oriented and Results Orientated;

  • Fosters use of digital and analytic tools.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. 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. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

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.


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Job Post Date: 07/31/20
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