Production Field Representative – #01JNO
We are seeking a Production Field Representative. This position will be located in Williams, CA, reporting to the Seed Production Area Manager.This position is responsible for reliable and timely supply of seed production in the Northern California area of the NAFTA region. The incumbent will manage all aspects of safety and compliance, assigned grower relationships and contractual agreements, or other supporting activities. This position may supervise seasonal and contract employees.Key Responsibilities:???ESH ??? Promotes an environment of Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) and ensures all Monsanto ESH requirements are met fully executed and documented with the goal of ???zero??? recordable incidents. Ensures all employees and visitors are trained and follow established procedures. Works within team, among peers and cross-functionally to ensure best and consistent practices are embraced and results and met using metrics. Compliance ??? Adheres to company FCPA, Business Conduct and Human Rights policies. Ensures federal, state and local compliance requirements are met, documented and reported as required. Contractual Agreements – Works with growers to ensure our business needs are secure according to our production strategy and approved budgets. ???Reliability of Supply and Timeliness???Production Data and Analysis ??? Works with production team to comprehensively review quantity, quality and timeliness data and addresses areas for improvement, simplification, optimization or expansion for the betterment of our business.???Grower Pricing Review Process ??? Works with peers and area production managers. Follows a standardized process to review grower pricing strategies and reduce financial exposure.???Crop Placement ??? Ensures crops are placed in a manner to meet targeted contract quality, quality and timeliness requirements.???Grower Relations and Contracts??? Conducts face to face discussions and negotiations. Ensures best practices and maintaining a positive and vibrant grower network. Completes annual Grower Rating process based on performance and working relationships and addresses issues in a positive and professional manner. Understands the importance of grower costs are how they are effectively managed.???Crop Management, Harvest and Delivery ??? Knowledgeable of all stages of the crop cycle are how they are managed by the local production team. Ensures all production data is reported accurately, timely in SAP and FIDO and is transparent to the business.???Develops an understanding of the impact of over-production, guarantees and other contract clauses on our business. ???Seasonal and Contract Labor ??? Ensures department procedures for approvals and manages costs to meet agree targets. Understands impact of labor and cost on production.???Works with production research personnel to identity and address project activities to improve reliability of supply. Understands how all production research is prioritized, agreed upon by the stakeholders and aligned with our regional production strategy and data is analyzed, summarized and shared.???Promotes new techniques or procedures among growers and gains their acceptance. Works with internal and external stakeholders (when needed) to understand new innovated techniques and methods. ???Ensures an environment of open communication among production areas and willingly shares production information within and across our regions.Qualifications:Requirements??? Strong written and verbal communication skills??? Ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-based environment??? Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents??? Willingness to travel extensively in-state; occasional regional and national travel.??? Must have a valid California's drivers license in good standing. ??? Must pass a substance abuse test and background and driving record checks??? Ability to interact cross-functionally with various internal departments and external agencies to ensure ESH and compliance requirements are met.??? Excellent communications skills including the capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others through oral or written communications.??? The ability to communicate with different reporting levels in multi-national and cultural organization as an individual or a team.??? Ability to work in a fast-paced global and multi-cultural vegetable seed company.??? Decision making and problem solving skills. Capability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues.??? Challenging the status quo to improve processes and the way things are done.??? Possession of a Certified State Crop consultants license is desired.??? B.S. degree with 1-3 years experience seed industry with a combination of manufacturing, operational and/or production experience with emphasis on personnel development is highly desirable. Excellent human relation skills, effective oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated supervisory abilities are critical.??? Develops understanding of Six Sigma / LEAN concepts. Certification is highly desired at the time of hire.??? Must be able to write ISO documentation, obtain stakeholder approval of documents and conduct necessary training. ??? PC proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Access, Power Point) and ability to demonstrate computer skills in SAP and FIDO.Decisions made by the incumbent??? Problem solving related to business objectives as they coincide with assigned projects??? Usage decisions on inventory issues with a major impact on sales??? Proposes business improvement plans related to quality improvement??? Implementation of assigned projectsBayer 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 combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.Apply for this job.