Regional Production System Implementation Lead – #01SV9
Monsanto???s North America Supply Chain organization is looking for a Regional Production System Implementation Lead to provide leadership for Monsanto Production System (MPS) Implementation at sites. The candidate will lead MPS implementation working closely with site leads, regional leadership and Production COE, Change Management team and HR team. Key Responsibilities:Technical (Production) Develop robust understanding of MPS implementation methodology, lean content and change management approach to successfully lead MPS implementation at sites Review opportunity hypotheses, findings and analyses of site implementation teams during MPS ImplementationGuide teams to size the value improvements and prioritize implementationCoach / guide the team to ensure the recommendations and actions improve value for the site and Monsanto (in alignment with Strive for Five goals and AM2020 targets) and can be implemented sustainablyCoordinate across Production COE MPS Leads and Regional MPS implementation leads for standard implementation of MPS across sites and regions Lead best practices sharing across sites during implementation Update the MPS playbook after site implementation in collaboration with Production CoE and other MPS Implementation LeadsAct as an SME after the initial MPS implementation and facilitate the continuous improvement journey Project Leadership during MPS Implementation Wave:Co-Lead / Lead MPS implementation at selected sites in coordination with regional and local site staffLead project management office at the sites and coordinate with multiple stakeholders (e.g. site leadership, regional leadership, Production COE, external resources in initial waves)Review project progress and challenge teams to develop action plans to close gaps to plan e.g. timelines, practice maturity progression, financial targets, adoption and sustainability of improvements Ensure people changes are on track to support sustainable changes including an emphasis on change management and the implementation of competency frameworks and role descriptionsLead and facilitate milestone reviews and workshops during MPS implementationCoordinate with stakeholders at site, regional leaderships, and production COE to remove roadblocks to successful site implementationMaintain regular touch points with site and regional leadership, and the COEMeasure and report benefits (operational and financial results) from site implementationDevelop Executive Summary of project progress and benefits deliveredCoordinate across AM2020 initiatives e.g. MES and ASP/AI Managing ChangeEnsure change management requirements are being addressed and coordinate change efforts to implement and sustain improvementEnsure adequate and timely communication at sitesEnsure adequate training of site personnel during implementation. Deliver trainings, as requiredCoach site leads and areas leads on the MPS ImplementationExpectations:This is a high visibility role in Monsanto Production. The candidate should have a passion to lead people, learn and deliver results in a fast-paced environmentTime Commitment: Full-time accountability to MPS with 70-80% of time deployed to remote site activities during MPS launch windows Deployment: Deployed at sites for approximately 6 months during site implementation Co-lead the site implementation in the wave-1 siteLead the implementation at wave-3 site and in subsequent wavesTravel 4 days on site from Monday morning thru ThursdayPotential to coordinate remotely on FridaysQualifications:Required Skills/Experience:Bachelor???s Degree in agriculture, engineering, supply chain management, or related discipline5+ years??? experience in operations and management areas Leadership experience in manufacturing or supply chainExperience in managing and developing teamsSkilled at leading, managing conflict, and negotiating with cross-functional teamsDemonstration of courage, candor and initiative in past assignmentsUnderstanding of plant operations Focus on value delivery e.g. cost reduction, productivity improvement, behaviors and practicesAbility to plan, execute and measure business benefitsLeadership capability to bring out the best in teamsAbility to work well cross functionally and globallyReputation that commands thoughtful hearing from management at all levelsOpinion leader among peers and teamOpen to new and unconventional ideas and approachesHigh performing and potential future leaderDesired Skills/Experience:Advanced degree in supply chain management Additional methodology training and certifications (e.g., Lean certification, Six-sigma black belt certification etc.)Apply for this job.