Monsanto Workflow and Data Strategy Lead in WOODLAND, California

Improving human health, promoting environmental stewardship and fostering greater economic growth for the agricultural community can all start with something as small as a seed. Monsanto is a global leader in the development of hybrid agronomic and vegetable crops that improve nutrition, boost crop yields, limit spoilage and reduce the need for chemicals. We are committed to consistently introducing innovative products for our customers, and research is a key component of our current and future product pipeline.

Why work with us? At Monsanto, we recognize that people are the key to our success. In over 60 countries, we have created industry-leading products because we give scientists and professionals the freedom to make real decisions. We know that every day, new ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, and we value a diverse combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. Monsanto is recognized as a Science Magazine Top Ten Employer, one of the Top 25 Best Multinational Workplaces, and for the 10th year in a row we are in the top 50 most diverse companies according to DiversityInc for our commitment to inclusion and diversity, exceptional corporate leadership, talent development initiatives, strong employee support groups and support of local communities around the world.

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist or engineer to join the Vegetable R&D team as Workflow and Data Strategy Lead in Woodland, CA. The primary focus of this role is to lead large-scale data integration and continuous improvement of technical workflows to increase efficiency and collaboration across R&D. The incumbent will lead cross-functional initiatives and teams with experts in plant pathology, analytics, IT, plant breeding, and other breeding technology fields. These teams work together to support our vegetable product pipeline through the development of new vegetable products that bring value to growers, processors, retailers and consumers.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with scientists and staff to create and pursue state-of-the-art practices for data collection, management, and analysis for plant pathology workflows

  • Leading the development of tools that increase workflow flexibility and effectiveness, optimize tracking and reproducibility, and enable accurate forecasts and resourcing

  • Aligning and connecting workflows across Vegetable Breeding Technology functions including Cell Biology and Quality Analytics

  • Working with leaders to enhance business strategy through data driven decisions

Required Education and Skills/Experience:

  • Must have one of the following:

  • PhD in biological, life sciences or a closely related field

  • MS/MBA in a biological, life sciences, or a closely related field with at least 4-5 years of relevant experience

  • Experience in managing complex projects and leading interdisciplinary teams to accomplish project goals within expected timelines and budget

  • Excellent organizational skills and experience in creating technical workflows and optimizing operations

  • Experience with the basic tools and practice of data science, including data capture, management, organization, analysis, and interpretation; familiarity with R/Python, database operations, and Spotfire/Tableau (or other visualization tools)

  • Strong grasp of experimental design and execution

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, envision solutions and lead change

  • Outstanding analytical and communication skills

  • Strong initiative and results orientation

Desired Education and Skills/Experience :

  • Prior work experience in an industry R&D setting

  • Knowledge of plant pathology, plant breeding, and/or related disciplines

  • Exposure to LEAN or six-sigma methodology

Organization: GLB VEG R&D Global Dis & Plant Health51183742_

Title: Workflow and Data Strategy Lead

Location: North America-USA-California-Woodland

Requisition ID: 01JI1

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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