Integrated Pest Management Manager

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Job Title: Integrated Pest Management Manager
Location: Tucson, AZ, Southwest 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.


Integrated Pest Management Manager 




The primary responsibilities of this role, IPM Manager, are to: 


  • Lead/Supervise IPM team members, collaborate with site teams and business functions on best practices, continuous improvement opportunities and production challenges;
  • Oversee and deliver program requirements related to integrated pest management (IPM) on site;
  • Drive the implementation and adoption of new initiatives and policy changes;
  • Be proficient and demonstrate expertise of pesticide related programs such as WPS, RCRA, FIFRA;
  • Participate in IPM and site production meetings;
  • Be responsible for ensuring teams adherence to Bayer's Health Safety Environment (HSE) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) standards and State and Federal Regulations including but not limited to all OSHA, FIFRA, RCRA and WPS requirements;
  • Develop, review, update and comply with internal procedures including Standard Operating Procedures and Best Practice Documents;
  • Participate in the development of the IPM team and in hiring and onboarding of new team members;
  • Collaborate with IPM and Maintenance teams to verify equipment is properly calibrated and in working order;
  • Be responsible for ensuring training activities around IPM tasks and workflows on site including but not limited to JSA documents, SOPs, hands on trainings for scouting, WPS Worker and Handler trainings, and other safety trainings are completed and documented;
  • Oversee physical and digital product inventory by working with IPM team forecasting supply needs, ordering product, maintaining records, inventory tracking and waste management practices;
  • Review scouting data, analyze pest and disease trends, document pest and disease pressures to make greenhouse solution decisions, determine an application plan with the IPM team, and participate in application approval process;
  • Track and analyze plant health parameters that may promote pest population development (e.g. fertility, nutrient deficiencies, and plant vigor) and work collaboratively with relevant site teams on IPM and other optimization projects;
  • Be responsible for creation and oversight of pesticide application work orders;
  • Be responsible for safety in handling and storage of pesticides, vehicle and equipment used in IPM;
  • Assist with weekly scouting targets and pesticide applications as needed;
  • Actively participate in committees and project teams related to internal statewide IPM, HSE and agronomy programs, and bring enhancements or updates to local IPM teams;
  • Plan, coordinate training to ensure technical competency on the operation of agricultural equipment including but not limited to tractors, pesticide application equipment (field or greenhouse);
  • Collaborate with vendors to bring new knowledge and expertise to IPM team;
  • Lead end of season reviews for the IPM program; set and track KPIs, analyze metrics, summarize performance results;
  • Position entails driving a company vehicle (pooled or assigned to the individual). This may include being required to drive greater than 5,000 business miles annually in a personal, pooled, or rented vehicle OR being expected to frequently drive a pooled car as part of your job duties – regardless of mileage.




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: 



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in Agronomy, Life Sciences or related field;
  • Certified Crop Advisor or Certified Professional Agronomist certification;
  • Experience with seed industry;
  • Experience with precision agriculture hardware and software;
  • History of implementation of continuous improvements and new innovations through the work on project teams;
  • Good mechanical, analytical, and troubleshooting skills.


Domestic relocation may be provided for this role




Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
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. 

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.  
Location: Tucson     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 513081     
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Job Post Date: 11/11/21
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