Production Lead


: $78,950.00 - $108,020.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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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.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Production Lead, are to:

  • Support plant and/or field operations as a member of the Site Leadership Team;
  • Provide leadership to the site production managers and production associates, achieving results through high personal proficiency, delegation of tasks, coordinating the work of others, developing/coaching others, developing the team, and collaborating regionally to innovate and improve processes;
  • Cover site leadership duties when the site leader is absent;
  • Create and support a safety-first culture at the site by demonstrating and promoting a safe culture at all times using a key metric such as incident reporting rate (IRR), or an appropriate metric directed by Bayers Environmental Safety and Health leadership;
  • Be responsible for a team of individuals and/or processes at the site;
  • Operate in a manner supporting the leader of the site, ensuring site personnel fulfill the business goals of the site;
  • Be accountable for the safe and timely delivery of quality supply based on production schedules, while maintaining an efficient operation;
  • Support overall site key metrics to include: Safety; Quality, TIP (total individual volume performance), TOP (total overall volume performance), and cost efficiency;
  • Optimize people performance and actively develop team members through mentoring, coaching, training, recognition, creating progression plans, appraisals, reviews, discipline, documentation, follow-up, and providing developmental opportunities;
  • Be responsible for creating site level budgets and facility plans;
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, identify key cost leverages, create KPIs, track metrics, and use data analytics to drive improved site performance;
  • Lead projects outside of site responsibility, working collectively with peer sites and across functions;
  • Actively engage and seek to be the face of the site with internal stakeholders and externally within the community;
  • Ensure compliance with safety, environmental, and Freedom to Operate requirements.

    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:

  • Bachelors degree with at least seven years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, or agriculture;
  • Valid drivers license (motor vehicle record will be reviewed as part of pre-employment screening);
  • Ability to critically think about the business.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business, Agriculture, Supply Chain, or Manufacturing;
  • MBA.

  • Associated topics: business, cost efficient, industrial engineer, manufacturing engineer, methods engineer, project, sap, supply, supply chain * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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