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Quality and Compliance Manager

The Bayer Crop Science US Row Crops Organization is seeking a highly motivated Quality and Compliance Manager to join our site team. The Quality and Compliance Manager reports to the Production Lead, is a member of the Site Leadership Team and provides guidance to Site Responsible Researchers (SRR). This role owns and manages all site level systems that govern manufacturing quality and compliance with government and internal Bayer Crop Science regulatory requirements and includes the continuous improvement of those systems. This position will be instrumental in the implementation and sustainment of the Manufacturing Production System. The Quality and Compliance Manager will also interact with other internal and external partners in the region to ensure alignment on the requirements included in the scope of the Manufacturing QMS and regulatory compliance requirements.
This leadership role will maintain a strong relationship with the Production Lead, Quality Compliance and Continuous Improvement Manager, Production Managers, Production Associate, Seed Technicians and peers at other locations to resolve production quality challenges and ensure regulatory compliance. The successful candidate will need to be able to adapt quickly to changes in our business, courageously face new challenges and opportunities and leverage the talents, skills and resources of team members and peers.
Qualifications / Required Skills:
Minimum BS/BA degree in relevant field
3 years previous Production and/or relevant (stewardship, compliance) experience
Demonstrated ability to lead change by influence. Responsible, Results oriented, Focused, and agile
Communications skills including the capability to clearly present information thru written and verbal reporting.
Decision making and problem solving skills. Capability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues.
Desired Skills:
Experience in working and/or leading in a matrix environment
3 years experience working within a quality management system
Experience with production system leadership and tools (KPI tracking, Lean, 5S, Kaizen)
Experience with data visualization software tools: Spotfire
Management of crops under USDA and EPA regulation
Change Leader with ability to drive continuous improvement

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