Monsanto Quality Testing Optimization Lead in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

North America Quality Control is part of the Supply Chain

organization and is integral to the production and delivery of our products to

the market. We are seeking a Quality Testing Optimization Lead to

champion our automation efforts and streamline our laboratory operations. This individual will be responsible for coordinating

our continuous improvement activities and project management efforts, and for

supporting key areas of finance plus operational metrics. This

position enables implementation of critical technologies to ensure a

competitive advantage for North America QC and the Supply Chain.


  • Developand implement the North America QC automation strategy and partner with GlobalQC Leads to support global automation efforts .

  • Encouragenew ideas and “out of the box” thinking for continuous improvement.

  • Developand maintain an aligned project idea hopper and prioritization tool for useacross North America QC laboratories.

  • Workto gain an in-depth understanding of the North America QC cost drivers,and use this knowledge to assist management with decision making.

  • Partnerwith Quality finance team to calculate NPVs and draft ARs to support automationplans, continuous improvement, and IT initiatives.

  • Create,align, and maintain models for cost, capacity, and forecasting across NorthAmerica QC labs. Partner with Global QCLeads to align models across other regions.

  • Drivecost savings initiatives.Partner with lab managers/personnel, finance, and the DataSolutions Lead to identify and realize cost savings opportunities per fiscalyear.

  • Draftand maintain capital plans by function, and standardize those plans across theNorth America QC labs.

  • Partnerwith lab managers and quality stakeholders to draft and implement service levelagreements per platform. Clearly define deliverables and develop/utilizemetrics to measure and communicate performance.

Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’sdegree and5+years experience in a supply chain, laboratory, or research environment.

  • Agricultureexperience is a plus

  • Astrategic, data driven thinker who is outcome focused with a strong passion forinnovation.

  • Customerfocused, collaborative in approach, agile and open to change.Highlyself motivated and directed with a desire to learn and grow within the company.

  • Ahigh level of comfort with ambiguity and strong ability to respond quickly tonew opportunities.

  • Exemplarycritical thinking skills and creativity, with a track record of quicklyassembling and applying knowledge to innovatively support customer requirements.

  • Abilityto communicate complex ideas effectively.

  • Familiaritywith Six Sigma/LEAN methodologies is a plus.

Organization: GLB SC Seed Quality51124893_

Title: Quality Testing Optimization Lead

Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 01LZ3

Job: Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Schedule: Full-time

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