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Operations Manager

The North America/Mexico Quality Testing Team is seeking a motivated Laboratory Operations Manager. This position will be located at our Seed Physiology Testing facility in Waterman, IL and reports to the Seed Physiology Testing Laboratory Lead.
This position will provide leadership and development for a team of professionals in a laboratory environment. This role partners with the overall leadership team to develop and maintain a strategy that ensures the highest quality data is provided to our network of global customers.
Key Responsibilities:
+ Leadership expectations include:
+ Promote inclusion while developing employees to increase skills and facilitate professional growth
+ Conduct regular performance reviews and provide feedback and coaching on an ongoing basis
+ Set daily operational direction for the work team
+ Manage the work team?s resource needs including partnering with contingent labor vendors
+ Model, promote and maintain a safe work environment that follows established ESH procedures
+ Accountable for meeting performance goals and targets within the work team. Guide the team to develop and track key performance indicators and hold the team accountable to the targets
+ Network with a highly diverse global stakeholder and customer base. Model and promote a customer focused culture within the team
+ Partner with the work team and Quality Testing technical experts to implement new innovations in the areas of automation, genetics and engineering
+ Assures consistency, reliability and credibility of data and participates in standardization efforts across global laboratories. Ensures benchmark strategies and procedures (i.e. proficiency testing, analyst training, daily controls) are followed and corrective measures are taken.
+ Manage, evaluate and perform periodic audits of external laboratory suppliers to ensure consistent and high-quality standards of outside services
Required Skills/Experience:
+ B.S./B.A. Degree in a biological, agricultural or business-related field
+ At least 2 years of experience supervising a team
+ Ability to be agile and work within a fast-paced global and multi-cultural environment
+ At least 5 years of experience in a high output laboratory or production environment
+ Adept at team troubleshooting and problem solving
+ Knowledge of or interest in process improvement tools such as Lean Six Sigma
+ Experience in working with cross functional teams and development of business strategies
+ Business software knowledge (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc)
Desired Skills/Experience:
+ Experience in a laboratory environment and with lab automation systems
+ Direct experience within a production system environment and/or Lean Six Sigma methods
+ SAP and LIMS systems knowledge (Labware preferred)
+ Seed production and seed regulatory experience
+ 2+ years of direct people leadership
Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto?s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer?s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We?re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers and our planet.
While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combine company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.
Organization: _GLB SC Quality_51124893_
Title: _Operations Manager_
Location: _North America-USA-Illinois-Waterman_
Requisition ID: _01UNV_
Job: _Quality Assurance/Quality Control_
Schedule: _Full-time_
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