Global Regulatory Herbicide Resistance Management Lead
Location:
, Missouri
Posted:
October 18, 2017
Reference:
01KOF
The Global Resistance Management Strategy Team is seeking a Global Regulatory Herbicide Resistance Management Lead to be primarily accountable for leadership of herbicide resistance management initiatives within the global Regulatory organization. The position is based in St. Louis, MO, USA

Sustainable agriculture is at the core of Monsanto. Our best-in-class technologies deliver sustainable agriculture solutions that enable farmers to produce more crops while conserving precious natural resources. Monsanto Technology is comprised of a multifaceted group of scientists working together to revolutionize crop protection chemistries, plant breeding, and biotechnology. Monsanto is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a top 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity and by Great Place to Work's Top 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces.

Twenty years from now, the earth's population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. In over 60 countries, Monsanto has established industry-leading products because we give professionals the freedom to make real decisions. Monsanto is an Employer Of Choice with an outstanding professional development program and a history of building careers. Make an impact by joining the team that is working to solve one of mankind's greatest challenges.

Responsibilities include:
• Responsible for implementing a strategy focused on the herbicide resistance management (HRM) for Monsanto products
• Leadership of herbicide resistance management initiatives within Regulatory
• Interact and work with cross functional HRM leaders in technology, commercial, stewardship and regulatory to drive company-wide HRM activities
• Accountable for strategy and implementation of Monsanto activities to meet HRM conditions of registration on herbicide products
• Develop relationships and expand outreach and engagement with independent experts in dialogue with policy makers and the public
• Foster and grow relationships with scientific organizations (e.g., WSSA, NRCS, ASA), regulatory authorities (USDA, EPA), industry groups (CLA/HRAC, CLI, BIO) and other likeminded organizations
• Increase Monsanto communication and stakeholder access to information on HRM and regulation
• Interact broadly with Monsanto's Technology, Regulatory, Government, and Corporate Engagement functions
• Work within the Global Resistance Management Strategy Team to align HRM / IRM approaches to resistance management
Required Education & Skills/Experience:
• Minimum of a Master's degree in Weed Science or related field
• Minimum of five or more years of experience in Weed Science
• Project leadership experience
• Demonstrated experience in building cross-functional collaboration to achieve common goals
• Ability to drive groups to consensus on key initiatives
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (with emphasis in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and strong computer skills
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to demonstrate diplomacy in working with diverse scientific groups or industry organizations
• Demonstrated commitment to the principles of herbicide resistance management
• Demonstrated experience working with industry groups
• Network of Weed Scientists
• Experience in some aspect of herbicide resistance management
• Agronomic row crop experience

Desired Education & Skills/Experience:
• PhD in Weed Science or related field
• Active involvement within Weed Science Society in leadership or committee functions
• Demonstrated experience working with industry groups
• Network of international Weed Scientists

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, chemistry 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!

A little about us:
At Monsanto, we believe that diverse perspectives solve big challenges and deliver a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world.

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