Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Head Greenhouse Grower

Your tasks and responsibilities

            

The primary responsibilities of this role, Head Greenhouse Grower, are to: 

 

  • Manage daily environmental conditions, irrigation and programming needs for germ house and greenhouse environments;
  • Development and maintenance of environmental growth protocols within PRIVA control system to ensure successful crop production;
  • In partnership with Engineering and Facilities Teams establish proactive maintenance programs that ensure uninterrupted performance of greenhouse environment;
  • Frequent and timely communication with Engineering and Production Teams to ensure alignment, address challenges, correct errors that may impact plant or seed quality and share best practices;
  • Develop and monitor KPIs and metrics that report on operating performance;
  • Proactive interaction with plant production team to ensure systems are running as intended, analyze/review key data and adjust protocols or recipes;
  • Lead projects specific to LEAN principles focused on reducing waste and improving efficiencies;
  • Utilize Agrian and Trail Manager to map greenhouses, track house utilization and pesticide applications.

 

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 Agronomy, Horticulture, Agriculture, Biosystems Engineering or related field;
  •  5+ years of experience in controlled environment / greenhouse;
  • Agriculture experience with greenhouse environmental control systems;
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability;
  • Results/detail-orientation;
  • Strong computer skills; data acquisition & analysis;
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

 

Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Proficiency using Spotfire, Microsoft Office, PRIVA software and hardware, experience with hydroponic systems, water chemistry and/or nutrient management.

 

 

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: CA-Woodland
Functional Area: [sap_fa_35]
Entry Level: 3