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Production Manager Pepper

Date Posted: 18-11-2014
Location: Nunhem, Limburg, Netherlands
Contact Person: Gι Crienen
Company/Business Name: Bayer CropScience (Vegetable Seeds)
Phone: 31-61-505-2035

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Are you our new expert who will be specialized in pepper and able to ensure a consistent quality and quantity for our global contractors and customers? Do you have experience in supporting and assisting on decided production plans?

Bayer CropScience – Vegetable Seeds is looking for ambitious candidates for the position of

Production Manager Pepper (FT)
To be located at our site in Israel or the Netherlands

Your mission as Production Manager Pepper
Within the specified crop matrix advice Global Production Manager on the decided production plan and assist through utilizing owned facilities, direct grower or 3rd party contracts, distribute, manage and monitor the execution of these plans. Advice the Global Production Manager to ensure a consistent quality and quantity of stock seed needed, which ensures the production of the commercial seeds.

Your tasks & responsibilities :

Production guidelines
Advice and assist the global production manager on the distribution, management, monitoring and execution of plans by providing policy and procedures in crop management relating to the specific crop in order to meet the production plan.

Management of production plan
• Analyze current, past and forecasted sales, available inventory, current production and new product development in stock seed, to advice the global production manager on how to plan stock seed inventory needs usage in order to provide a seamless supply of seed.
• Advice on the production locations both for commercial & stock seeds worldwide and make proposals for the production guidelines per specie, variety and methodology on the crop management worldwide to establish a desired optimum mix between reliability, quality and costs.
• Communicate companies decisions to accept & reject lots from suppliers; both stock seeds and commercial seeds, and responsible for the final settlement of the production contract (direct or indirect).
• On calendar basis and ad hoc, in concert with the logistic crop specialist and crop sales manager decide on production volumes in order to meet seed production orders.
• Work closely together in the Solanacea team with the other (Global) Production Manager and Global Production Inmprovement Technician.

Quality standards
• In conjunction with the regional crop manager and global production manager, ensure the monitoring and reviewing of the stock and commercial seed crops are conducted in order to guarantee final product meets quality standards including inspection reports and field rogueing data.
• Monitor quality and genetic purity in concert with breeders, the quality development specialist and growers in all aspects of the growing crop including the supervision of field isolation, crop rotation, chemical application, and harvesting of production to ensure seed health.
• Production and stock seed inbred
• Advice the global production manager of strategy with breeders and crop teams to maintain knowledge and identification of inbred lines to ensure the potential execution of the initial pilot production of new experimental hybrids.

Production research
• Provide advice and input towards seed production research projects.

Grower base
• Establish and maintain reliable suppliers by evaluating past production practices of specified species or variety to ensure quality consistency standards are met.

Crop production information in IT systems
• Monitor and analyze crop production information and varietal characteristics in IT systems in order to ensure accurate information is disseminated to other departments locally and globally.

Regular reporting
• Through continuous communication and providing regular reporting, keep the global production manager informed on ongoing departmental activities and work in progress and advice on alternatives in order to maintain efficiency.

Budgetary responsibility
• Advice the management on the developments of the expenses budget to maintain efficiency.

You are a professional with :
• Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or related field;
• At least 3 years of knowledge and experience of growing practices Pepper (Must);
• International working experience (Must);
• Experience in seed production is a plus;
• Familiarity with production research practices and field plot techniques;
• Ability to synchronize the need of the company with the needs and demands of the contracted grower/third party;
• Good communication skills, works well with others;
• Strong command of the Dutch & English language (Must);
• Computer competent; Microsoft Word, Excel; preferably also Access

Working conditions
- Majority of work is conducted outdoors;
- Exposure to heat, dust, noise and potential chemicals;
- Frequent international travel required. (30 up to 40 �

Do you recognize yourself in the below competencies?
• A global vision
• Analytical thinking and analyzing skills
• Able to work independently
• Customer focus
• Problem solving attitude
• Quality oriented and aware of performance

What’s in it for you?
Working in a challenging and international working environment with enthusiastic, professional and passionate colleagues. We pay a lot of attention to personal development and career development. We offer a variable remuneration in addition to an attractive salary and excellent benefits like a good pension, collective health insurance, training opportunities, etc.

Welcome at Bayer Cropscience - Vegetable Seeds
With more than 1,900 employees, we are present in all major vegetable production areas around the globe. We are dedicated to producing market-oriented varieties and seed products and more than just that. We are oriented towards customers, and towards sharing value-added genetics, services and expertise to help them succeed.

Interested to join us?
For more information you can contact Mr. Gι Crienen, Global Production Manager Tomato and Pepper, +31 615052035.

If you are interested and meet our profile, please send your motivation and CV in English (Must) via the link before 4th of December 2014. (You can copy and paste the link below into your internetbrowser)


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Keywords:Production Manager, sales, seed production, crop production, communication skills, production research, International experience
Salary: A variable remuneration in addition to an attracti


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