Operations Manager

Urbandale, IA

At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where 'Health for all Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility.

We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.



Manage, direct and lead operations within a large Crop Science site for Bayer. Areas of responsibility would include all or a subset of planting, growing, harvesting, drying, shelling, treating, with a major focus on packaging and storing/distributing to ensure safe delivery of operational goals to support business objectives. Provide direction and guidance to a team of individuals performing best practice processes ensuring safe, sustainable operations. Support a culture built on trust and collaboration. 



  • Embrace and demonstrate a safety-first culture at all times;
  • Perform daily operations as directed by site leadership;
  • Accountable for safe and timely delivery of quality supply based on production schedules while maintaining an efficient operation;
  • Perform duties in a manner that support overall site Key Metrics to include:
  • Safety; Quality, TIP (total individual volume performance), TOP (total overall volume performance), and cost efficiency;
  • Embrace an environment that promotes the building of good working relationships within the site;.
  • Reports to site leadership and assists the with all facets of field and plant operations;
  • Provides direction to the site technicians and is a member of a team that strives for safety product quality, and process optimization and is expected to get results through influencing others, personal proficiency and modeling company values;
  • Participates as a member of the Site Leadership Team and will maintain a strong relationship with the team and other site and site support personnel to support operations at the site and resolve operational challenges.
  • 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.



Bayer seeks an incumbent that processes the following:



  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Valid Drivers License. In order to be eligible to drive a company car, your driving record must meet guidelines based on the company’s Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers – MVR will be reviewed as part of pre-employment screening;
  • Ability to critically think about the business;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must have availability to meet overtime demands, including occasional work on weekends and holidays.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Business or Engineering;
  • 5+ years’ work-related experience in agriculture, supply chain, manufacturing.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 

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. 


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


 Bayer is an E-Verify Employer.

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