Field Production Supervisor – Commercial Seed


About the job

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. But 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.

Role purpose

// The role holder is responsible for managing field production activities and process to ensure the achievement of commercial seed hybrid production volume and quality targets.

// This includes the sourcing and recruiting growers, providing agronomic support to the growers, and managing the relationship with the growers to ensure the delivery of high-quality seed to Bayer.

// This is an excellent opportunity to work with leading technology and talented cross-functional teams that are driving to deliver the best agriculture products and solutions to farmers.

Key responsibilities and tasks:

// Carry out annual grower evaluation to ensure that compliant and high performing growers are retained on the grower register.

// Ensure that field capacity allocations are in line with the country crop plan and implement grower assignments according to the crop plan. Contingency planning and sourcing of additional growing capacity in the event of high-volume crop plans.

// Ensure compliance with internal procurement policies and SCCI regulations in the engagement and management of growers. This includes registration of growers with SCCI as required.

// Assignment of appropriate grower accounts in SAP and the full management of the SAP grower accounts processes.

// Ensure full adoption of the SI 23 of 2018 of the Plant Variety and Seeds Act 236 in the management of growers and SCCI relationships.

// Supervise land preparation, planting, crop development, detasseling, male removal, dry-downs, harvest, and post-harvest activities to ensure quality and yield volumes are achieved.

// Participate in dispute management with growers.

// Contribute to production performance reviews and improvement planning, and exercise diligence in full implementation of improvement actions.

// Ensure Bayer’s Human Rights fundamentals and ESH fundamentals are implemented in grower operations, and ensure appropriate action is instituted for non-compliance.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

// Undergraduate degree in agricultural sciences.

// Minimum 7 years work experience in seed production management.

// Current SCCI Inspector registration.

// Demonstrable competence in seed production and seed processing operations.

// Must be a holder of a valid driving license

// Must be willing to travel up to 90% of the time.

Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status and pregnancy. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

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