Product Specialist – Lab Platform – #01B9S
At Monsanto, we???re focused on finding innovative solutions for the issues we face in agriculture. In our IT Products & Engineering group, we leverage cutting edge technology, data, analytics and software to transform agriculture with digital products that accelerate the development & delivery of revolutionary agricultural solutions and enable rich engagement with our farmer customers. You???ll find a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. That???s because every day, we give you the chance to take novel approaches to important agricultural problems working in a company that invests over $1 billion in research and development every year. As an IT professional with Monsanto, you are joining an organization ranked among the Top 100 Companies by Information Week and among the 100 Best Places for IT Workers by Computerworld. This is where your ideas could push the limits of agricultural technology and maybe even change the world. We???re working toward producing more, conserving more, and improving lives. The Product Specialist is responsible for success in the roll out of enterprise-level platforms to internal and external Agricultural partners. This role will enable successful deployment, training and documentation to drive user adoption and ensure proper, maximized use of platforms. The Product Specialist will collaborate to define and execute a customized partner success plan. This person will enable success of the platform by sharing deep subject matter expertise with IT and business partners, providing user insight and perspective and create opportunities for engagement throughout all parts of the product lifecycle. What you???ll do: You will drive user adoption of the platform by creating communications, training and documentation to empower business partners. You will be collaborating with development teams and will leverage your deep subject matter expertise to deliver customer centric solutions. Using audio/video tools, you will comfortably present to large audiences both live and virtually and calmly and patiently answer questions about our platforms. You will passionately serve our partners to your utmost ability with a high level of professionalism. You thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you work cooperatively with many other people including development teams, business stakeholders and end users. You are able to effectively prioritize your day to ensure results on both short-term immediate initiatives while advancing bigger picture, long term efforts. You can effectively leverage your well-developed T-shaped skills, which balance depth of subject-matter expertise with a breath across many competencies, in order to effectively communicate both with IT geeks and science nerds. You love solving both technical and business related problems.Qualifications: Required:Bachelor???s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Biology or similar discipline preferred.3+ years experience working in an agile environment supporting the life cycle of software products (development, testing, launch, training support).Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Candidates with no bachelor's degree must have a minimum of 5 years working in an agile environment supporting the life cycle of software products.Strong communication and collaboration skills.Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment.Excellent problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to evolve product strategy based on research, data and industry trends.Ability to think strategically about technology and execute as necessary. Desired:Experience in the agriculture or biotech industry.Experience with agile methodology or SCRUM.Knowledgeable across multiple functional areas such as software design & development, user experience, customer support, finance or marketing.Product management or design experience with a focus on software products and technologies.Apply for this job.