Site Lead
BayerUpdate time: July 16,2020
Job Description



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


  • Proactively seek and communicate broader business objectives and key messages to their site;
  • Provide and receive feedback for development of self and others (direct reports, peers, partner, people leader, etc.);
  • Ensure that critical conversations, coaching and development planning are happening at the site;
  • Champion cross-functional (commercial, product supply, other breeding functions, including regionally and globally), inclusion and collaboration;
  • Recognize individuals and team accomplishments;
  • Motivate and empower the team to take pride and ownership in their processes as well as drive continuous improvement;
  • Facilitate a culture of change;
  • Deliver business objectives defined for the site;
  • Prioritize resources such as budget, labor, supplies, etc., to meet Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) regulatory and corporate policy requirements for the site to ensure Freedom to Operate (FTO);
  • Create a culture of Safety, Quality and Compliance;
  • Ensure alignment of cross functional expectations;
  • Develop, track and keep team apprised of site and organizational metrics;
  • Serve as a role model for others to follow when complying with our company's LIFE (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, Efficiency) principles and policies;
  • Delegate operational leadership and responsibilities as well as ensures accountability;
  • Drive continuous improvement at the site and regularly shares key findings and opportunities with other sites;
  • Ensure all site members are trained on standard work processes and tools and establish key contacts for accountability and follow up;
  • Acquire and maintain facilities and equipment for effective and efficient functioning of all programs;
  • Drive the vision and goals of the site to align with the Bayer Strategy;
  • Own and maintain contingency plan(s) for their site;
  • Forecast and own all aspects of budgeting and capital aligning with site’s long-range plan;
  • Identify and build a talent pipeline for your site;
  • Understand personnel outside of function and/or externally to include them in talent planning;
  • Influence other functions/divisions talent planning;
  • Ensure site delivers on all community engagement objectives while also seeking ways to grow on this initiative regionally;
  • Actively involve with "telling our story" (social media, community events, media, etc.) as well as acting as an Ambassador of Bayer;
  • Actively build industry relations and member of local agriculture groups.
  • Position entails driving a company vehicle. 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;





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 10 years of experience or Master’s Degree with at least of eight years of experience or Ph.D. with at least four years of experience;
  • At least four years 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;
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills;
  • Broad knowledge of Production and/or Supply Chain 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.
  • Valid Driver’s License. Driving record (MVR) will be reviewed and must meet guidelines based on the company’s Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers;


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with Project Management, is a plus;
  • Experience with SAP;
  • Experience with manufacturing production systems.


Domestic Relocation may be provided for this role.


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