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Company: Monsanto Company

Job Vacancy: Research Scientist - Production
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Industry: Agriculture (Seed) Industry
 
Purpose of the role:This role is responsible for leading the planning and execution of high quality and precision production research trials within several CES countries. 

The scientist will be responsible to assist in the establishment of entry lists and specific research trial topics, planting and managing trials, collecting and reporting of data and managing temporary workers reporting into this role. 

The scientist main deliverables is to support the Africa Production Research Lead in advancement meetings and to drive projects that will lead to improved yields, reliability and reduction of manufacturing cost. 

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Lead local production research trial efforts aligned with global manufacturing objectives as defined by production research and supply management teams
·                     Identify key areas (locations) and co-workers to conduct production research and parent test trials in Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania
·                     Plan, organize and execute production research and parent test trials, data collection and timely reporting of data in accordance with agreed procedures and protocols
·                     Maintain connectivity with relevant scientists and production regions to validate and implement new technologies under local conditions to improve seed quality, yield and cost
·                     Support local production teams to address production challenges, execution of initiatives and implementation of recommendations
·                     Coordinate and meet with local production and QA teams to meet their requirements
·                     Build effective relationships and partnerships with internal customers including pre-foundation, foundation, production, breeding and commercial teams in the CES and wider Africa region to ensure collaboration and leveraging of Monsanto’s global capabilities
·                     Must be able to combine result oriented leadership with initiative and foresight leading to proactive data driven support and decisions
·                     Lead implementation of Monsanto’s long term strategy and budget objectives
Desired Qualifications and Experience
·                     A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture or related fields
·                     A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in design and execution of field trial
·                     Experience working in the seed industry is an added advantage
·                     Knowledge of seed production or related crop production experience will be beneficial
·                     Experience in working in a team based environment
·                     Must be able to travel and support the needs within country and in the CES Africa region
Who 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 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 environment.
·                     Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.
·                     You will work with market leading brand products in a global organization.
·                     We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industry.
·                     Monsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the world.
·                     Join our global team where your contribution will make a real difference!
How to Apply
 
CLICK HERE to apply online


Job Vacancy: Research Testing Lead - Africa
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Monsanto is seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary breeding team. 

The Africa Testing Lead is responsible for leading a team which conducts high-quality field research and supplies high-quality data to enable accurate and timely decisions in the advancement of corn and cotton products through the pre-commercial and breeding pipeline. 

The person is also responsible for all general operations of a multi-national testing program. 

This individual is critical to research implementation and will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge proprietary field research equipment, superior genetic material, and help drive large yield testing programs

Key Business Accountabilities (includes business, organizational and people)
·                     Development and implementation of people, equipment and facility strategies to ensure adequate resources are aligned with Africa breeding needs.
·                     Recruiting, development and retention of testing team leadership and support staff.
·                     Participation and contribution to Africa breeding and testing strategies and Long Range Planning. Ensuring that Africa testing goals and deliverables are aligned with high level functional goals and corporate objectives to support accurate and timely evaluation of products.
·                     Lead implementation and ensuring compliance of company/functional polices on Environmental Safety & Health, Quality Management Systems and stewardship at Africa breeding and testing stations
·                     Drive process standardization, adoption of best practices and implementation of process improvement measures across Africa testing programs.
·                     Drive data quality improvement through coaching with local teams on location selection, plot management, data quality work etc., Also drive global connections in implementation of best practices.
·                     Serve as member of Africa breeding leadership team. Actively participate in operational and strategic topic areas.
·                     Develop, track and forecast Africa testing budgets and ensure maintenance of company assets.
·                     Work closely with the Operations team in analysis of breeding operations looking for efficiencies, synergies and searching for equitable workload balance across diverse sites
·                     Participate as appropriate and act as a consultant linking the Africa Testing team to the Equipment and Automation project teams.
·                     Play a key role in driving IT operational enhancement supporting testing efficiencies through participation on various Breeding/Automation project teams
·                     Scope of the Job (Additional detail such as size of organization, key people/team interfaces, budgets, program metrics, external relationships)
·                     Lead multi-functional, multi-national testing team.
·                     Develop a broad knowledge of testing focus areas, process’s and opportunities for improvement.
·                     Participate as a key member of the Africa Leadership team.
·                     Overnight and extended travel may be required
Required Qualifications / Skills and Experience
·                     MS in Plant Breeding, Agronomy or related field of study with 5+ years of significant people and project management experience in an agricultural-related research position
·                     Demonstrated success in developing and evaluating complex programs, selecting and effectively operationalizing innovative programs
·                     Strong project management skills managing complex, multi-faceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
·                     Advanced computer skills and excellent knowledge of software related to data acquisition and analysis. Good working knowledge of statistics and experimental design
·                     Excellent leadership and people skills, effective verbal communication, and ability to thrive in a team based work environment.
Desired Skills / Experience:
·                     Ph.D in Plant Breeding, Agronomy or related field of study with 5+ years of significant people and project management experience in an agricultural-related research position.
·                     Good working knowledge of statistics and experimental design.
Who 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 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 environment.
·                     Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.
·                     You will work with market leading brand products in a global organization.
·                     We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industry.
·                     Monsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the world.
·                     Join our global team where your contribution will make a real difference!
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

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