Lead, Alternate Delivery Technology
Location:
, Missouri
Posted:
November 19, 2016
Reference:
01EEE
Monsanto is seeing an exceptionally talented scientific leader to become an integral member of our multi-disciplinary Chemistry organization as Alternate Delivery Technology Lead. This role will have responsibility for leading a team focused on the definition and advancement of technologies enabling development of new and improved agrochemical formulations designed for our global crop protection business.

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:
• Identify scientific opportunities and technologies to develop a robust formulation enabling platform
• Develop fundamental rules and understanding around phase behavior of complex mixtures to enable Crop Protection Formulation development
• Lead a team of scientists and manage internal and external collaborations
• Provide periodic information to key stakeholders to maximize the impact of this enabling platform and enable Monsanto's Crop Protection Strategy
• Interface with business and technology partners within Monsanto

Required Education & Skills/Experience:
• PhD Degree in Chemistry or related multidisciplinary area
• Minimum of 5 or more years in a scientific leadership role in a global corporation
• Minimum of 5 or more years as a people leader
• Ability to define and articulate technical problems and provide team leadership in a scientific field
• Experience of teamwork and cross-functional collaboration
• Experience in leading a key initiative within Industry
• Track record of good understanding of first principles of formulation technology and delivery technology

Desired Education & Skills/Experience:
• Background in colloid & interfacial science and the evaluation and selection of surfactants, emulsifiers, dispersants, and solvents
• Product development experience, preferably with agrochemicals, or in other related industries - e.g., consumer products, paints & architectural coatings, or food formulations
• Understanding of various modes of action and the benefits of different formulation types for pesticides (herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides)
• Working knowledge of experimental design and statistical methods
• Experience with development, scale-up, and transfer of production processes to commercial manufacturing
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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