Automation Manager
Bergschenhoek, Netherlands
6 dagen geleden

and responsibilities

Job Opportunity in Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands

Automation Manager for Vegetable Seeds Research and Development


Bayer Crop Science R&D team inBergschenhoek is looking for an AutomationManager .

The successful candidate will driveautomation and efficiency in the day to day operations within the VegetableSeeds R&D team using innovative approaches.

  • The candidate will analyze the current practices, show opportunity areasfor optimization, build business cases including the financial and / oroperational benefits;
  • get buy in from peers, partners and management and ensuresuccessful implementation. It is key in this role to align with globalstakeholders and ensure to implement technologies that are leveraged across allof our global sites.

    The candidate should also scout for new horticulturaltechnologies available in the market with a focus on automation andsustainability

    Thecandidate should demonstrate effective analytical skills, drives change andtogether with the R&D team maximize the output of the R&D programs todeliver innovative, integrated solutions to delight our customers which enablesthem to sustainably supply the world with delicious fruits and vegetables.

    Your mainresponsibilities

    Driveautomation and efficiency in day to day R&D operational processes andactivities; aligned with the global R&D objectives.

    Providethe support in equipment maintenance and automation of process in the greenhouse and post-harvest processes

    Partnerwith stakeholders, to visualize optimization areas, set the right prioritiesand start up projects; generating labor-

    resources-, costs- and wastereduction.

    Responsiblefor statistical analyses of results and subsequent decision making, includingoral and written communications.

    Visualizethe impact on operational spend (OPEX) and give input for long rangeinvestments (CAPEX).

    UseLEAN and SIX SIGMA practices to maximize the research outcome.

    Activelysearch for the latest innovations available in agriculture and connect withleading companies who can deliver the newest high-

    tech tools to optimize ourpractices.

    Participateas member of the local management team and use problem solving skills tosupport the organization

    Beambassador of the HSE and QMS practices and ensure the new developments aremeeting the necessary requirements.

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  • Functional competences

  • Innovative and result oriented leadership capability.
  • Excellent communications skills in English and Dutch, both oral and in writing, including the capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others through oral or written communications.
  • Decision making and problem-solving skills. Capability to act in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues.
  • Capacity to working with people and lead people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitments to achieve goals and project objectives jointly.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced global and multi-cultural vegetable seed company.
  • Use of statistical analysis in problem solving and decision making.
  • Proficientin using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).

    Horticultural(crop) knowledge

    Highlydedicated and proactive

    Experience and qualifications

    MScin plant sciences, engineering, process management or a technical master’sdegree.

    Knowledgeof crop production and farming practices in vegetable agronomy.

    SixSigma / Lean Certification

    Agronomicbackground or knowledge.

    Experiencewith statistical tools.

    We offer

  • A key position, operating in aninternational, stimulating and dynamic environment;
  • The opportunity to work & developwithin a market leading, international, organization;
  • A position with an attractive salary and competitive package of benefits.


    Pleaseapply through our website , ref. 01WBJ

    About Us

    Bayer successfully completedthe acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’sleadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical andbiological crop protection.

    By joining forces, we will create even moreextensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global teamworking to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefitfarmers, consumers, and our planet.

    While we are now Bayer, wewill continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate ourcareer platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities availableat the combined company by visiting .

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  • 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.

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