Nursery Process Optimization Lead – #01A9V
Twenty years from now, the earth???s population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. In over 60 countries, Monsanto has established industry-leading products because we give professionals the freedom to make real decisions. Monsanto is an Employer Of Choice with an outstanding professional development program and a history of building careers. Make an impact by joining the team that is working to solve one of mankind???s greatest challenges.Data-driven strategies, efficient workflows and process optimization are necessary for Monsanto to implement centralized seed processing to deliver the right seed with the right trait package at the right time. We are seeking an experienced Process Optimization Analyst to join a new consolidated Global Pipeline Systems team within the Global Breeding organization located in Chesterfield, MO. Optimized processes will deliver smarter systems and novel products to market through digital solutions and precision product placement. This role will collaborate across Monsanto to map current processes and use data analytics to develop strategies including IT solutions to maximize our product pipeline and drive towards the most efficient process workflows. This position will play a key role in process optimization to maximize CSP (centralized seed processing) and PPP (Precision Product Placement) by mapping and understanding the seed and data flow through the entire operations process and implementation of data driven operations to maximize workflows Responsibilities Include:Model and understand complicated Global Breeding processes, develop a detailed model, strategy and visualization tools that clearly and simply communicate the workflow, use complex data to drive operations and decisions, identify and recommend the best model for optimization and process improvementAbility to manipulate and analyze large sets of data in an organized and clear manner (e.g. apply complex multiple levels of logic to one data set)Partner with cross-functional teams across Global Breeding to define and drive clear milestones, deliverables, and execution plans for streamlined processes and IT tools to facilitate field and seed operationsCollaborate with breeders and other partners to optimize the Global Breeding pipeline processes and use data driven decisions to drive more efficient operationsLead a small team, provide clear direction, align on responsibilities and accountabilities with key partners and hold others accountable for delivering on a timeline Qualifications:Required Education and Skills/Experience:Minimum of a Master???s Degree in Agriculture, Analytics, Operations Research Modeling or other similar functions managing processes and systemsExperience with operations research modeling and mapping processes Experience with communication of strategy with both technical and non-technical audiencesClear ability, motivation, and enthusiasm to establish a vision, identify gaps and opportunities, and drive necessary change in the organizationThe successful candidate must excel in time management; and have a proven track record in problem solution leveraging complex data Strong data analysis skills utilizing tools such as Spotfire, Tableau, Pipeline Pilot, or SQLAPI consumption/development experienceAdvanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel Proficiency in other Microsoft Office Suite applications (PowerPoint, Word, and Project)Desired Education and Skills/Experience:PhD in a relevant discipline At least 5 years of relevant work experienceKnowledge of field testing, nursery and seed operation processes and practicesUnderstanding of complex database systems and integration into visualizationsWho is Monsanto? Monsanto is an agriculture company with more than 20,000 employees focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. We work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. We think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests.We believe that bringing diverse perspectives together is the most effective way to develop creative solutions to some of the world???s biggest challenges. Career opportunities at Monsanto range from farming, plant breeding, chemistry and engineering to marketing, environmental science, IT and many other areas. We???re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. Sound like a job for you?Why work with us?Life at Monsanto means collaborating with dedicated professionals in a stimulating environmentOur people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationshipsYou will work with market leading brand products in a global organizationWe provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industryMonsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the worldJoin our global team where your contribution will make a real difference!Apply for this job.