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Breeding Quality and Process Engineer


Chesterfield, MO, Midwest United States, USA



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Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer

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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.


Breeding Quality and Process Engineer 



The primary responsibilities of this role, Breeding Quality & Process Engineer are to:


  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Global Breeding Organization on the implementation of our Quality Management Program, System, and tools, with a focus on ensuring compliance and delivering sustainable operations to achieve the highest-level business performance;
  • Lead breeding operations teams in the assessments and optimization of productivity through the design, implementation, and testing of existing and new procedures;
  • Develop project review materials to communicate progress, roadblocks, and opportunities against the project plan; drive alignment on remediations; communicate to key stakeholders to drive one source of truth for status;
  • Drive teams to utilize process data to inform on opportunity areas for efficiency, design & support process improvement capabilities to drive operational excellence in site operations;
  • Develop project plans, deliver ROI and strategic recommendations;
  • Lead optimization projects and collaborates with local operations teams and IT or automation platform design teams to identify, develop, implement, and test equipment and software improvements;
  • Be responsible for partnering with business function leaders to assess product and process quality-related issues and trends and ensure corrective actions are implemented;
  • Evolve our Stewardship risk management strategy through the development of training suites, risk management tools, and education programs, for breeding leaders and employees, designed to ensure the program remains current and sustainable with our evolving business and instructs on the desired outcomes of the stewardship program;
  • Provide requirements and testing for the development of IT tools for our Quality Systems globally;
  • Track metrics to discover areas for evaluating performance and initiate improvement opportunities;
  • Facilitate management review meetings with Breeding function leadership teams and promote the identification and monitoring of quality metrics (KPIs) and identification of product and process improvement opportunities;
  • Conduct internal quality audits, trains auditors, and facilitates audit preparations for Breeding sites globally to ensure successful audits and external certifications;
  • Be responsible to engage Global Breeding Stewardship Team counterparts, and participating in reviews for Management of Change requests.



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 a focus on agriculture or life sciences;
  • Experience in the application of IT solutions to support business operations;
  • Experience in working across multi-functional, global teams to deliver results;
  • Demonstrated leading through influence across organizations;
  • Demonstrated successful collaborations across teams;
  • Ability to coach and mentor other team members to become adopters of culture, processes, and tools.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%


Preferred Qualifications:


  • At least five years of experience in agriculture or business operations with risk management, quality, and or compliance experience;
  • At least three years of experience with ISO9001 and or Quality Management Systems;
  • Prior experience with LEAN philosophies and/or Six Sigma methodologies;
  • Experience in Compliance or Trait Quality related role in agriculture;
  • Proficient in Bayer’s enterprise data management and analysis software;
  • Experience leading IT strategies and building solutions to meet changing business needs.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. 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, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: Chesterfield     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 646868     
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Job Post Date: 06/16/22
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