Quality Manager at Bayer, April 2019
PURPOSE OF ROLE
Responsible for planning and managing all activities related to quality assurance and control of seed products as well as the QMS in Tanzania. This role will also be responsible for the lab and relevant Quality Control tests for all phases in production, processing and storage of Bayer hybrid seed in Tanzania
Promote an actively caring culture for quality in Tanzania.
Responsible for lab management and seed analysis.
Ensure implementation of government regulations and Bayer’s corporate quality programs and standards.
Develop and present training related to keeping our quality standards as well as ISO management systems.
Plan and manage the collection and processing of samples from Foundation Seed to Fields and Plant for testing – physical purity, Vigor testing, genetic purity, grow outs, etc. to ensure that genetic purity of our seed stocks is maintained as per Bayer and industry set standards.
Continuously monitor and quality assure field production processes to ensure that a high standard of quality in field production is maintained.
Responsible for complaint handling and investigation and ensure timely resolution
Generate reports and incident rates required for the evaluation and measurement of our quality program and our ISO Management system.
Where seed does not meet Quality, Standards make recommendations for write offs to prevent bad quality seed being sold to our customers while managing SAP QM programs for Tanzania.
Responsible for budget control in the quality department and supporting the production teams with cost optimization while ensuring reliability, quality, and speed to market objectives.
Maintain high levels of engagement and collaboration between operations, local functions, and regional quality counterparts.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED.
Degree in Seed technology or any other relevant agricultural field
At least 5 years’ experience in quality management or relevant field.
Experience in seed analysis is essential.
Theoretical and practical course in Seed Science
Experience with implementation of International Rules for Seed Testing (ISTA) rules
Proficiency and auditing experience with ISO 9001 standards
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Job Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Organization APAC Product Supply_51194938