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Position : Site Lead-01X4H

Bayer is seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to join the Supply Chain team based in Lilongwe, Malawi. In this role, the Corn Seed Production Site Lead will grow and lead a team that is dedicated to advancing our corn seed production for Malawi business. The Site Lead is responsible for leading a team in day-to-day operations, planning and execution of field and site operations including field production, harvesting, drying, seed processing and inventory management, profit and quality standards required of seed production fields, seed processing, inventory management, as well as general operations of a multifunctional production site.  The Site Lead will participate in strategic initiatives aimed at delivering timely seed production and will collaborate with key partners to advance the technologies used in commercial seed production. This is an excellent opportunity to work with leading-edge technology and talented cross-functional teams that are driving to deliver the very best crop genetics across the globe.

The position is also responsible for the effective utilization and development of all the people reporting into the site.

Specific Functions

  • Champion the development, implementation, and improvement of an HSE, OM, Quality, and Bayer Production System culture.
  • Drive HSE & Quality operational improvements, metrics tracking and implementation of best practices through team members and peers.
  • Manage and forecast station operational budget and capital purchases
  • Collaborate with Pipeline Enrichment to understand grower contracting effort and budget requirements.
  • Responsible for the planning and supervision of field and plant operations, including but not limited to:
  • The operational, capital and maintenance budget.
  • Harvesting schedule – established in coordination with the field operations team
  • Logistics, warehousing of non-finished and finished goods in the plant responsible warehouses.  This include on- and off site warehouses
  • Optimize equipment efficiency uptime
  • Maintain operational and site records as required by the Monsanto quality management systems with the focus on continual improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with quality assurance standards and management system set by ISO9001
  • Responsible to meet the goals established for seed supply reliability, quality and availability.
  • Establish a team that meets production schedules that meet crop cycle timelines.
  • Establish, assign and review the personnel goals in the field and plant operation teams.
  • Identify personnel training needs and annually assess progress of people development, including a succession plan while maintaining continuous improvement culture
  • Develop a risk mitigation strategy, including environmental analysis to ensure success
  • Plan and execute the capital plan for the field and plant operations per the established long range plan
  • Develop a risk mitigation strategy, including environmental analysis to ensure success
Required profile for job ad : Site Lead-01X4H
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Agricultural Engineering, Production, Management or related field.
  • 10 years of working experience,5 years hands-on experience in people management and more than 5 years’ operational experience in seed or related production
  • Demonstrated aptitude for team leadership and project management 
  • Aptitude to lead by influence and establish strong partnerships
  • Business strategy acumen and ability to build alignment across teams
  • Ability to solve complex problems and lead with creative and effective solutions
  • Documented individual leadership and excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, visualization software, and data management
  • Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams across multiple countries
  • Ability to travel occasionally, including regional travel
Job criteria for job ad : Site Lead-01X4H
Job category :
Health and social professions
Production, maintenance, quality
Industries :
Environment, recycling
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Pharmaceutical industry
Services other
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Experience level :
More than 10 years
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Number of Position(s) : 10

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