Farm Foreman

Employer
Location
Brooks, OR, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 02, 2018
Closes
Jan 19, 2018
Ref
680549892
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other job types
Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Farm
Foreman, are to:

+ Manage, support and direct the farm team and
breeding related activities in line with the farm plan, guidelines
and procedures and corporate values and vision in order to ensure
an efficient and effective operating farm team;

+ Instruct, train, inform and monitor Farm personnel,
students, seasonal aides and foreign colleagues regarding the
execution of breeding/research experiments and activities within
the operational area of expertise;

+ Provide task specific safety training and ensure
personnel follow and comply with all HSE
provisions;

+ Ensure technology transfer to the farm team and
breeding teams, and monitor the operational activities within the
team and ensure the supplies and equipment to meet agreed
standards, time planning and budgets, and contribute to an
efficient and effective operating farm team;

+ Ensure that there is continuous control of all the
technical equipment;

+ Manage the maintenance and surveillance of the
equipment's and installations and organize alarm service,
surveillance and control during and outside working
hours;

+ Prepare the purchase of necessary supplies or
maintenance, look for quotations, check the delivery of the
supplies or quality of the maintenance and check the
invoices;

+ Ensure the working hours of the employees are
assigned to the right program or project and analyze the realized
working hours and take measures to stay within the agreed hour
budgets;

+ Organize the extra hours and the specific
compensation for works (screening/ trailing) outside the
farm;

+ Prepare, and after approval of the Farm manager,
implement specified operational crop budgets and operational plans
for the team of the related area by analyzing discrepancies in
realized and budgeted cost within the guidelines of the Farm
department checking the realization of the budget and take
corrective measures in order to ensure a correct and optimal
realization of the crop breeding budgets and operational
plan;

+ Prepare, and after approval of the Farm manager,
implement investments for specific areas. Check the optimal
realization of the investments and ensure a correct and optimal
functionality for the different users;

+ Advise, propose, communicate and inform the Farm
manager regarding the long and short term crop specific breeding
policy, the work process and performance by means of drawing up
project proposals and reports, giving feedback and developing
proposals about the breeding programs in order to facilitate,
advise and enable divisional and management decision making and
keep the Farm manger up-to-date;

+ Benchmark, follow courses, look for advice and
visit fairs in order to be informed about all technological
developments;

+ Look for external agricultural partners and
coordinate with them research, screening or trialing projects
outside the farm;

+ Support and provide the R&D, Operations and
M&S with all necessary technical and product knowledge through
structural and ad hoc working relations in order to facilitate
their processes and decision making;

+ Stay up-to-date and exchange important information
about new developments that may be used in the related area in
order to optimize the outcome of the Breeding, QA, Production and
M&S programs;

+ Manage, direct, and coordinate after approval of
the Farm manager and in cooperation with HR, the personnel flow
within the team, including appraisal, training and development and
career planning by using HR instruments, guidelines, procedures and
advice in order to select and maintain competent employees and
ensure an efficient and effective functioning glasshouse
team;

+ Formulate a detailed project plan in cooperation
with R&D, Facilities and after approval of the Farm manager
ensure realization and evaluate the execution and results of the
project with all involved parties in order to meet the agreed
quality standards, time planning and budgets.

Who you are

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 in Agriculture or specific
Agronomic and Management training and 3 years relevant experience
in an Agricultural field of work, or, non-degreed with
at least 5 years of experience working in
an Agricultural Farm setting with minimum of 3 years of experience
in managing teams;

+ Proactive with proven experience managing multiple
priorities;

+ Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
and the ability to communicate with different levels of
stakeholders. Must be persuasive and have the ability to establish
good rapport with stakeholders;

+ Proficient with MS Office;

+ Ability to obtain and keep current Oregon Pesticide
Applicators license;

+ Prefer experience in which a progressive and
inventive way of thinking was utilized;

+ General knowledge of OSHA requirements and prefer
experience conducting safety training;

+ Must be capable and competent of operating and
training personnel on various types of Farm
machinery;

+ Ability to work in the following conditions:
outdoor fields with adverse weather conditions; cold, wet, hot as
well as working within the vicinity of bee hives and within
greenhouse environments.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Ability to speak Spanish

*Position is eligible for relocation
assistance.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. 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.

Country:United States

Location:OR-Brooks