Blockchain Center of Excellence Lead – #01LIR
We are currently seeking a Blockchain Center of Excellence Lead. This role will be located in St. Louis, MO, reporting to the IT Business Partner, Digital Transformation, Strategy and Governance. This Blockchain Center of Excellence (COE) Lead will identify and develop business solutions that can be solved using blockchain. They will establish and grow a Blockchain COE designed to bring together both business and technical innovation to transform the customer experience, improve operational efficiency and test new business models through the use of blockchain technology. The primary objectives of the COE are to accelerate business and technical innovation for blockchain, manage blockchain related partnerships and align blockchain initiatives to an overall enterprise strategy. The COE will connect business and technology innovators and pair them with mentors to deliver new and valuable products and services. The COE should also serve to attract top talent and outside expertise to solve Ag???s toughest block chain challenges. Key Responsibilities:Cultivate blockchain opportunities that build on our existing ag products and digital services platform Participate in the selection and mentoring of blockchain projects with high potential to impact business and Ag Pair innovative business leaders with engineers to rapidly prototype new blockchain-based products and services that can significantly improve agricultureCreate and execute a long range blockchain strategy to grow business and develop technical platform design and resource needs to successfully support an increasing number of projects Conduct technical diligence for potential blockchain partners Develop the architecture for Monsanto to plug into external blockchains Collaborate with external blockchain community including partnerships with other innovation accelerators, startups, academics and innovators Qualifications:Required Skills/Experience:Minimum of a BS Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering or equivalent At least 10 years of relevant experience in information technology Previous leadership experience with successfully implementing a technology platform Demonstrated track record of collaboration with both internal and external partners, both technical and non-technical Experience with and understanding of blockchain technology and its application to business problems Entrepreneur mindset with documented track record of successful innovation Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in a way that engages business leaders and customersDesired Skills/Experience:MBA or equivalent business experience Previous background in software engineering and Agile development About Us:Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto???s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer???s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We???re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers. #LI-POSTApply for this job.