Quality, Compliance & Continuous Improvement Manager – #01U0Q
We are seeking a motivated Quality, Compliance & Continuous Improvement Manager. This position will be located in Williamsburg, IA, reporting to our Site Lead. This position will lead and coordinate Quality, Stewardship Compliance, and Continuous Improvement processes/programs, including but not limited to, implementation of Manufacturing Production System (MPS) in Bayer Crop Science NA Product Supply. The successful candidate will implement and sustain these programs across Mainland Parent Seed Production, driving success through continuous improvements using Lean practices as cultural changes are taking place. The role will coordinate Quality, Stewardship, Continuous Improvement/MPS by working closely with STL Quality team, Stewardship Compliance, Site Leadership Team, Implementation Task Force Team, Process Leads – Team Leads, Seed Techs, Seasonal Temps; Regional Implementation Lead, Global Implementation Lead, Continuous Improvement networks and Change Management / HR team ensuring systems and data are used to drive opportunities and one common standard through employee empowerment and a focus on customer needs.Key Responsibilities: Technical ??? Understanding of Bayer Crop Science Quality, QMS, Stewardship Compliance, Continuous Improvement, MPS implementation methodology, Lean content and change management approach to successfully sustain Quality/Compliance and Continuous Improvement/MPS implementation at site. ??? Demonstrated analytical and decision-making abilities??? Strong attention to detail and organizational skills??? Demonstrated ability to lead and influence through a matrix??? Ability to lead and work cohesively as a team member; interacting and building positive working relationships within the organization and across other functional groups and departments??? Ensure adequate training and competency evaluation of site personnel??? Agility to support changes in a dynamic work environment, demonstrating an innovative and solutions-focused approach to problem solving??? Develop, review, facilitate site key performance indicators which provide a clear tracking system on manufacturing performance/quality/compliance and drive action focused on maintenance and sustainability of Continuous Improvement and Quality systems??? Ensure adequate and timely communication at sites??? Ensure both change and risk management requirements and tools are being addressed/utilized and coordinate efforts to implement and sustain continuous improvement and quality standards??? Lead very strong Quality, Compliance and Continuous Improvement culture – both plant and field??? Drive/facilitate/engage with appropriate on-site communication and networks ??? providing process oversight across Quality and Continuous Improvement??? Guide teams to evaluate improvements and prioritize implementation through tracking system??? Network across other sites/crops/businesses, recommending best practices and articulating value to business ??? coach/guide for on-site follow through and results on-site ??? Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Lean practices after the initial MPS implementation and facilitate the continuous improvement journey at the site??? Guide Site Responsible Researchers (SRRs), ISO technicians, and all personnel as necessary to conduct audits, gain all external certifications and accreditations and assure adherence to Quality and Compliance policies, processes, and requirements.??? Ensure Quality and Continuous Improvement efforts support customer centricity and a premium product delivered to the marketplace in partnership with seed production management, engineering, innovations, & ITAccountability ??? Champion a Quality and compliance-driven culture??? Clear focus on quality and production systems concepts pulling the capabilities of all quality teams and ITFs, driving the results (i.e. 5S, Visual Management Board)??? Spend time on shop floor, connecting with current processes/opportunities??? Empowering by coaching from inside out ??? asking open ended questions to trigger the thinking??? Clearly articulate value of current and future work, always focusing on adding value instead of adding tasks??? Utilize intuition and emotional intelligence to assure site culture is adapting??? Lead and influence efforts for standardization & simplification??? Stay connected with external network to learn and reapply ??? Quality teams, Implementation leaders, other Continuous Improvement leaders??? Coach the language (Lean language) ??? create visible changesCritical Skills??? Knowledge of Quality, Compliance and Continuous Improvement/MPS ??? Benchmarking with other Continuous Improvement/MPS resources??? Know the business needs of the organization??? Master Planning ??? Link all to the success measures of the site??? Influencing without authorityQualifications:Required Skills/Experience Degree in agriculture, engineering disciplines, supply chain, business, management or any related field Experience??? At least 4 years experience in manufacturing and or seed agricultural ??? Experience in leading, developing, and influencing??? Skilled at leading, managing conflict and negotiating with cross-functional teams??? Demonstration of courage, candor and initiative skills??? Coaching / mentoring group facilitation skills??? Strong communication skills (written and oral ??? open, honest and persistent)Competencies??? Understanding of plant operations ??? Focus on delivering safety, quality/compliance, service, cost Ability to plan, execute and measure business benefits (master planning)??? Leadership capability to bring out the best in teams through empowerment??? Ability to work well cross functionality/ cross crops??? Ability to influence and communicate across matrix and with multiple levels of leadership??? Opinion leader among peers and team, key influencer??? Open and capable of leading new and unconventional ideas and approachesBayer 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.