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Testing Operations Manager Lichtenburg

Petit , Petit

Req ID 01RLW

We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

  • Full-Time
  • Level: All
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Who We Are

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet. While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms.

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  • Compensation:

    Monsanto offers competitive pay and benefits, as well as other exciting rewards.

  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision):

    Monsanto offers a Health and Insurance Benefits Program that allows you to tailor your own benefits package.

  • Paid time off:

    We believe we can all be more effective individuals if there's a proper balance among the various demands of work, family and life.

  • Paid training:

    Internal and external seminars and conferences are available to increase your technical, professional and managerial skills.

  • Savings Plan:

    We provide you an opportunity to save up to 25% of your eligible pay in a personal savings program to which Monsanto also contributes.

  • Variety and Collaboration:

    Opportunities to participate in varied types of projects and get new experiences from partnerships with many organizations within Monsanto.

Responsibilities

Monsanto is seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary breeding team. The Testing Operations Manager partners with the breeders to support individual program needs and work priorities to ensure that they are accomplished. The incumbent will maintain site responsibility partnerships to ensure efficient work flow and work load balancing. This position will be based at our Rietgat Testing Station Lichtenburg. The Testing Operations Manager will report to the Testing Lead but will work closely and consult with the Commercial Breeder, Line Development Breeders and Research assistants on site and work needs and priorities.
Scope of the Job:
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
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.

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

 

While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.

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