Site Operations Lead DeForest

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Job Title: Site Operations Lead DeForest
Location: Deforest, WI, Midwest 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.


Site Operations Lead DeForest 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Site Operations Lead Deforest, are to: 


  • Collaborate with project team members to deliver detailed experimental protocols that enable advancement decisions by our scientists and placement decisions to our customers;
  • Lead the organization/delegation of day-to-day priorities of the site to include pre-season logistical trial planning, safety and compliance adherence in accordance with local and federal guidelines and in-season phenotyping activities;
  • Lead the development of the vegetables Research and Development( R&D) teams based at the site to successfully deliver and develop our breeding pipeline;
  • Manage five-seven direct reports through motivation, recognition, leadership and providing clear and timely feedback;
  • Ensure that critical conversations, coaching and development planning are happening at the site and participate in development conversations across sites;
  • Develop and sustain a community engagement program/plan including but not limited to community volunteer efforts, sustainability activities and serve as a technical representative to external parties in partnership with Commercial, Marketing and other functions on agronomic topics such as product pipeline development, agronomy practices and compliance standards;
  • Implement innovative technology solutions designed to improve breeding processes and increase efficiency;
  • Drive the adoption of new tools and methodologies to improve overall operations and data capture;
  • Be accountable for compliance with regulated seed stewardship standards, complete and/or participate in safety inspections/training and comply with all policies and standard operating procedures;
  • Coordinate trials/protocols and offer training across network, influence partners on trial design, protocol development, data collection, develop/test new innovative solutions to improve data quality or to obtain higher throughput;
  • Drive a company vehicle (pooled or assigned to the individual), this may include driving greater than 5,000 business miles annually;
  • Manage direct reports through motivation, recognition, leadership and providing clear and timely feedback;
  • Promote customer focus through relationships with landowners/cooperators to identify and develop key testing locations;
  • Represent and contribute to the site’s involvement to cultivate trust in the community by promoting engagement activities;
  • Partner with internal stakeholders across the R&D, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), and Compliance organization to ensure clear understanding of expectations to deliver desired results.




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’s degree with at least 12 years of experience OR Master’s degree with at least 10 years of experience OR Ph.D. with at least six years of experience;
  • At least six years of demonstrated people leadership experience with seasonal workers and/or full-time employees or managing a team of employees through project management experience;
  • Strong decision-making, prioritization and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrate flexibility in an agile work environment;
  • Strong computer skills related to data acquisition, organization and analysis;
  • Consistent demonstration of excellent communication and influencing skills;
  • Broad knowledge of crop production and farming practices;
  • Good working knowledge of research operations and ability to interpret/interact with large data sets;
  • Proven ability to help multiple stakeholders understand and advocate for modern agriculture;
  • Ability to delegate and trust decision making process deeper in the organization;
  • Valid Driver’s License since driving record (MVR) will be reviewed to meet guidelines based on the company’s Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers.


This position my offer 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 505301  
Functional Area: [[filter6]]   Location: Deforest
Employment Type: [[filter7]]  Position Grade: [[cust_subgrade]]  
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Job Post Date: 11/10/21
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