Monsanto MPS Regional Change Manager in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

This position will provide change management leadership at Monsanto Production System (MPS) implementation sites. The candidate will work closely with site change managers, site leadership, regional leadership, Production CoE, regional and global HR teams, and the regional and global change management teams.

The Regional Change Manager will play a key role in ensuring the implementation of initiatives at our production sites meet objectives and realize benefits. This person will focus on the people side of change, including changes to processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The primary responsibility will be implementing a change management strategy and plan inclusive of all key change levers: communication, engagement, stakeholder management, training, coaching and mentoring, and reinforcement.

Responsibilities of the Position :

  • Lead MPS change management initiatives at sites during MPS implementation, in coordination with site change managers, site leads and other implementation project leaders driving alignment for the change strategy at the Hub and Site/s

  • Develop understanding of implementation methodology and recommended change management strategy

  • Create, review and refine content to be leveraged in organization-wide

  • Tap into extended Monsanto HR/Change Team network, when needed

  • Develop and execute change management action plan, adapting recommended strategy and inclusive of all change levers: communication, training, stakeholder management and engagement, coaching and mentoring and reinforcement and rewards.

  • Oversee relevant analysis at the site: Gather key cultural and change readiness insights (through in-depth 1-on-1 interviews, focus groups and surveys) from leadership and operators/technicians at select sites

  • Measure and report change progress throughout the site implementation, e.g. new behaviors, adoption of new practices and follow up after the implementation to ensure continuing adoption and sustainment

  • Coach site change managers, site leadership, as needed, in partnership with HR and in accordance with expectations outlined in Monsanto’s change leadership competency

  • Tailor training documentation to address site specific practices, based on Globally-designed MPS training

  • Partner with HR on the implementation of competency frameworks and role descriptions

  • Deliver training related to leading change and/or facilitate the delivery of training by subject matter experts

  • Build a high-impact change champion network or leverage existing networks

  • Recognize risks to the change and develop and implement action plans

  • Develop Executive Summary of project progress and benefits delivered, at the sites

  • Oversee communication/change milestone reviews and workshops during MPS implementation

  • Maintain regular touchpoints with site leads, HR, CoE and regional leadership

  • Maintain line of sight and influences efforts outside of the project that can enable or hinder success

  • Provide post-implementation support to identified groups and collect feedback on successes and opportunities for improvement in future implementations.

  • Provide recommendation for governance model and ongoing support structure for the changes after initial implementation.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 7+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts with demonstrated results

  • Ability to tailor change messaging and communication channel to identified stakeholder

  • Ability to travel approximately 50-60% of the time

Desired Experience:

  • Master’s degree in business, Organization Development (OD), organizational psychology, knowledge of manufacturing processes, communication, HR or commiserate experience preferred..

Organization: NA Supply Chain LT51012126_

Title: MPS Regional Change Manager

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

Requisition ID: 01PNH

Job: Seed Production

Schedule: Full-time

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