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AMPA Production Operations Lead

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General information


An agricultural cooperative and an international seed group owned by French farmers, Limagrain is driven by its purpose: cooperating for the progress of agriculture everywhere, for everyone. Focused on the genetic progress of plants, Limagrain breeds, produces and distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide. HM. CLAUSE is a company committed to diversity and inclusion.   






Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

Management of the Production Operations for HM.CLAUSE in AMPA Region, with a team of Home Farm Managers and Field Reps in the US, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

In alignment with HM.CLAUSE's Seed Supply Strategic Roadmap as well as LVS Production Strategy, the Production Operations Lead is responsible for 1) the development & the management of Home Farm and Grower Network production in AMPA , 2) the development and deployment of the Production Strategy for AMPA and 3) the design and execution of the CAPEX plans for the region.

Job description

Note: Other duties may be assigned

•As a member of the Seed Production & Seed Supply Management Team (GMT), contribute to define strategy for the department and execute actions in the Production Operations perimeter.
•Develop and implement a Production Strategy (production capacities and locations) as an integrated part of our Seed Supply Strategic Roadmap.
•Develop & manage the team of Home Farm Managers and Regional Production Managers throughout our production locations (the US, Mexico, Chile and Peru) consistent with our management principles.
•Develop & implement relevant management infrastructure in order to accomplish the goals of Production Operations (establish KPIs, develop monitoring mechanism, continuous improvement)
•Build Production Operations budget OPCO and CAPEX (maintenance and projects) to perform the established goals in the Region. Budget to be presented and validated by the VP Global Seed Production & Seed Supply. Ensure reliable Budget Control and avoid uncontrolled deviation without approval.
•Assure homogenous, cohesive execution of protocols (Sanitary, GSPP, Shield…) and procedures within HM.CLAUSE Production perimeter in AMPA. Encourage best practices and sharing between regions and Home Farms.
•Be an active member of the Limagrain Vegetable Seeds (LVS) Production Forum through the Expert Groups and encourage synergies for HM.CLAUSE and LVS aligned with Strategic Roadmap.
•Develop and Reinforce policies set by Management and ensure that it is applied to all concerned sites (phytosanitary protocols, seed movement policies, safety & environmental policies, mandatory trainings, Limagrain code of conduct, Intellectual Property protection)
•Manage the reporting and follow up on all site incidents - audit and follow up on all opportunities that have been identified.
•Manage sites to raise awareness on potential issues with external safety and environmental regulatory requirements (country specific)
•Conduct regular reviews with regional & local home farm managers to be sure issues are identified and corrected – follow up with appropriate internal resources


Manages Home Farm Managers, Production Country Managers and Field Reps


•BS in Agriculture or related field
•Minimum 5 years of experience in vegetable seed production.
•Previous experience with global seed production or seed supply management desired
•Leadership experience with effective interpersonal communication and management skills is essential
•Experience in budget management
•Ability to travel at least 25% of time to domestic and international locations. 

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

•Strategic Planning and Analysis – Ability to initiate and lead the planning and analysis of data, through constant communication and coordination with research, development, and product management teams, in order to evaluate main targets. Ability to effectively plan actions, analyze results and bring innovation.
•Managing Vision and Purpose- Ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision and sense of core purpose, represent the future and its opportunities with optimism, create objectives and mileposts, rally support behind the vision and inspire and motivate the department.
•Technical Skills –Technical expertise of vegetable seed production and management practices. Possess good management and organizational skills. Budgeting experience. Computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Spanish is desirable. Very good communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to interact effectively with other personnel. Ability to manage production needs in different geographical areas.
•Interpersonal Skills – Possess strong leadership skills. Ability to develop and maintain production work relationships across all levels of the organization, especially with the Supply Chain and other divisions involved in the seed production process, e.g. R&D and Marketing. Ability to be a mentor and resource for direct reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, peers, staff and outside agencies. Ability to work with people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
•Cross cultural Agility- Knows how to work in the local culture, understand the need for flexibility, engages the country locals in dialogue about how things can get done, not afraid of trying something that has never been done before.
•Dealing with Ambiguity- Effectively able to cope with change, shift direction comfortably, make decisions and act without the total picture, remain calm when things are in the air and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
•Integrity & Trust- Gain organizational trust and become widely trusted, be direct and truthful, maintain and keep confidences, ability to admit mistakes and learn from them and ability to present unvarnished facts in an appropriate and helpful manner.

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA, California


260 Cousteau Place, Davis, CA 95618, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more