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Production Home Farm Manager- HM Clause India- Hiriyur, Karnataka

by HM.CLAUSE India Pvt. Ltd. in Karnataka
Experience: 3-10 YRS
Posted on: Mar 20,2018

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Management of production plan infrastructure:

  •  Advise the Production Team Coordinator on the produce-ability of the new varieties to be introduced in the companies’ commercial portfolio in order to ensure seed availability of new products.
  • Advise the Production Team Coordinator on the possibilities to execute planned volumes in the area responsible for in order to ensure a reliable seed supply.
  • Based on the needs from the Regional Production director - Asia and Production Team Coordinator maintain/adapt the local production infrastructure utilizing own farms/facilities in order to ensure efficiency, reliability and quality of the seed produced.
  • Advice the Production Team Coordinator and Regional Production director - Asia regarding acceptance and/or rejection of lots delivered in order to ensure the highest quality seed supply.
  • Advise on the production locations (commercial & stock seeds) within their responsible region in order to ensure a quality and reliable seed supply.
  • Plan and coordinate the work of the supervisors and temporary labor assigned to the farm.
  • Define and implement a reporting structure for the supervisors, maintain all records.
  • Identify production related problems and design and conduct production research for advising possible solutions in collaboration with NW management.
  • Ensure that seed lots are cleaned to the required specifications and treated in such a manner as to conserve their maximal potential (germination and vigor).
  • Ensure the effective management of Nursery with proper hygiene implementation to supply the disease free and healthy seedlings to NW and own farm production
  • Ensure the effective management of labor force for different activities through innovative operational excellence skills to achieve the maximum efficiency and cost saving
  • Strengthen the monitoring activities within the farm including outgoing and incoming logistics to ensure effective IPR implementation
  • Effective implementation of Hygiene practice to avoid the dangerous seed borne diseases.

Infrastructure guidelines

  • Implement, monitor & develop the given production guidelines per species, variety and methodology on the crop management procedures to our own production people, growers or 3rd parties involved in crop management relating to the specific crop in order to meet the production plan as agreed.

Quality assurance standards

  • Work in concert with the Quality Assurance department to ensure all lots meet company’s quality standards by executing and monitoring best practice procedures and, collecting field data.
  • Responsible, with the support of the Seed Purchasing Administrators, for the production data within the system to ensure accurate information is disseminated to other departments locally and globally.
  • Realize the requested volumes with consistent quality and quantity of stock seed and/or commercial seeds according to the production plan with agreement of the Regional Production director - Asia and Production Team Coordinator in order to ensure correct volumes and timely availability.
  • Monitor & review quality and genetic purity in concert with the Production Team Coordinator, Breeders, the QA department (QC) and growers in all aspects of the growing crop including the supervision of field isolation, crop rotation, chemical application, and harvesting of production in order to ensure best practice procedures and seed health.

Production research

  •  Develop, in concert with the Seed Production Research/ QA/Seed pathologist and Production Team Coordinator, Regional Production director - Asia, improved production technology and after proven valid, implement it in the area’s crop management protocols in order to improve seed reliability & quality (seed health). 

Monthly reporting


  • Through continuous communication, keep the Production Team Coordinator and Regional Production director – Asia informed of on-going crop activities and advice on alternatives to improve.

Budgetary responsibility

  •  Advise the Production Team Coordinator and Regional Production director - Asia on the CAPEX, OPEX and Head Count planning to maintain a current production infrastructure to guarantee a good seed supply and also advice on expanding the infrastructure.
  • Execute & monitor the CAPEX, OPEX and HC budget responsible for and propose actions to improve efficiency to the Production Team Coordinator.

People Management

  • Builds effective teams, attracts and develops talents. 
  • Manage, direct, and coordinate the personnel flow within the department, including appraisal, training and development and career planning by using HR tools, guidelines, procedures and advice in order to attract and skills and competences of employees and ensure efficient and effective functioning department

Key Success Factors

  • Quantity, quality and timeliness of seed produced
  • Adequate and timely reports provided to Production Team Coordinator and Supply Chain Manager
  • Accurate and up-to-date system information
  • Supplier and Vendor management strategies.
  • Up to date production infrastructure contributing to the margin objectives.



Job title Production Home Farm Manager- HM Clause India- Hiriyur, Karnataka
Location Hiriyur, Karnataka
Experience 3-10 YRS
Industry Type Seed
Working Department Production
Qualification Overall 5 to 8 years in Seed Quality Control and preferably at least 3 years in home farm production activities of a Seed company

Candidate Information


  • Strong inter-personal, excellent written & oral communication & leadership skills is must.
  • Knowledge of crop growing practices within assigned area and labour base.
  • Good planning, prioritising & organising skills
  • Fluency in English, Hindi & local language
  • Good leadership skills, team player, social versatility, communicator.



General Information

Job Posted Mar 20,2018
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