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Breeding Operations Associate

Company: Bayer R&D Services LLC
Location: Woodland
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

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 Operations Associate

The Operations Associate ensures proper execution of protocols, agronomic practices, crop management and communicate effectively to grow quality vegetable crops at our Research and Development field operations station. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate individual to join a multi-disciplinary team of vegetable breeders, horticulturists, agronomists, data scientists, and engineers who work on creative solutions to complex business problems using advanced field and greenhouse operations, equipment, analytics, and cutting-edge automation techniques.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Breeding Operations Associate, are to:

  • Manage day to day operations in field, greenhouses, and farming operations on and off-site;
  • Ensure application and adoption of best practices in seed handling, geo-positioning (GIS/GPS), crop management, irrigation, plant nutrition, plant health, and harvest to deliver quality data and optimize results for cost, quality and yield;
  • Schedule activities according to crop cycles, supervise and manage contractor labor, and maintain records and supplies;
  • Apply proper planning tools to manage tasks such as capacity request, trial mapping and management, transplanting, fertigation, pollination and harvest coordination with Pipeline Enablement Associates to own the plan and labor execution for breeding operational tasks as planned, including marker sampling and trial plan execution (seed packet filling, trial preparation and sowing, trial execution, harvest and broad data collection) to relinquish trial sets back to breeding;
  • Operation of UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicle) and affiliated software for crop specific data capturing functions and analysis;
  • Model daily pollination and hand harvesting efforts to achieve efficiency and maintain accuracy of resource usage and forecasting Leverage metrics applications and quality control processes to realize accuracy, efficiency and expanded improvements to protocols;
  • Conduct and design implementation of Farmscape, IPM program (Integrated Pest Management) and Bayer Green Farm Strategy. This includes scouting, beneficial insect augmentation, field planting design and data collection;
  • Ownership, monitor and help create automated irrigation schedules using AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) Software. WHO YOU ARE

    Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values of Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

    • Bachelor's degree;
    • Valid driver's license (in order to be eligible to drive a company car, your driving record must meet guidelines based on the company's risk screening for hiring drivers - Motor Vehicle Record will be reviewed as part of pre-employment screening);
    • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to influence partners and customers;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-based and cross-functional team environment;
    • Passion to grow and willingness to be intellectually challenged; willingness to influence and inspire others. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Previous crop management experience, either in open field or in a greenhouse environment is highly preferred.
      • Degree in horticulture or agronomy Employees can expect to be paid a salary between $72,800.00 to $109,200.00. Additional compensation may include a bonus or commission (if relevant). Additional benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO, sick leave, etc This salary range is merely an estimate and may vary based on an applicant's location, market data/ranges, an applicant's skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors.

        Domestic relocation assistance may be available for this position.

        YOUR APPLICATION 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.

        Bayer is an E-Verify Employer. IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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 colleagues are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements. Location: United States : California : Woodland Division: Crop Science Reference Code: 791941 Contact Us Email:

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