Monsanto Regional Production System Implementation Lead in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

Monsanto’s North America Supply Chain organization is looking for a Regional Production System Implementation Lead to provide leadership for Monsanto Production System (MPS) Implementation at sites. The candidate will lead MPS implementation working closely with site leads, regional leadership and Production COE, Change Management team and HR team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical (Production)

  • Develop robust understanding of MPS implementation methodology, lean content and change management approach to successfully lead MPS implementation at sites

  • Review opportunity hypotheses, findings and analyses of site implementation teams during MPS Implementation

  • Guide teams to size the value improvements and prioritize implementation

  • Coach / guide the team to ensure the recommendations and actions improve value for the site and Monsanto (in alignment with Strive for Five goals and AM2020 targets) and can be implemented sustainably

  • Coordinate across Production COE MPS Leads and Regional MPS implementation leads for standard implementation of MPS across sites and regions

  • Lead best practices sharing across sites during implementation

  • Update the MPS playbook after site implementation in collaboration with Production CoE and other MPS Implementation Leads

  • Act as an SME after the initial MPS implementation and facilitate the continuous improvement journey

  • Project Leadership during MPS Implementation Wave:

  • Co-Lead / Lead MPS implementation at selected sites in coordination with regional and local site staff

  • Lead project management office at the sites and coordinate with multiple stakeholders (e.g. site leadership, regional leadership, Production COE, external resources in initial waves)

  • Review project progress and challenge teams to develop action plans to close gaps to plan e.g. timelines, practice maturity progression, financial targets, adoption and sustainability of improvements

  • Ensure people changes are on track to support sustainable changes including an emphasis on change management and the implementation of competency frameworks and role descriptions

  • Lead and facilitate milestone reviews and workshops during MPS implementation

  • Coordinate with stakeholders at site, regional leaderships, and production COE to remove roadblocks to successful site implementation

  • Maintain regular touch points with site and regional leadership, and the COE

  • Measure and report benefits (operational and financial results) from site implementation

  • Develop Executive Summary of project progress and benefits delivered

  • Coordinate across AM2020 initiatives e.g. MES and ASP/AI

  • Managing Change

  • Ensure change management requirements are being addressed and coordinate change efforts to implement and sustain improvement

  • Ensure adequate and timely communication at sites

  • Ensure adequate training of site personnel during implementation. Deliver trainings, as required

  • Coach site leads and areas leads on the MPS Implementation

  • Expectations:

  • This is a high visibility role in Monsanto Production. The candidate should have a passion to lead people, learn and deliver results in a fast-paced environment

  • Time Commitment: Full-time accountability to MPS with 70-80% of time deployed to remote site activities during MPS launch windows

  • Deployment:

  • Deployed at sites for approximately 6 months during site implementation

  • Co-lead the site implementation in the wave-1 site

  • Lead the implementation at wave-3 site and in subsequent waves

  • Travel

  • 4 days on site from Monday morning thru Thursday

  • Potential to coordinate remotely on Fridays

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, engineering, supply chain management, or related discipline

  • 5+ years’ experience in operations and management areas

  • Leadership experience in manufacturing or supply chain

  • Experience in managing and developing teams

  • Skilled at leading, managing conflict, and negotiating with cross-functional teams

  • Demonstration of courage, candor and initiative in past assignments

  • Understanding of plant operations

  • Focus on value delivery e.g. cost reduction, productivity improvement, behaviors and practices

  • Ability to plan, execute and measure business benefits

  • Leadership capability to bring out the best in teams

  • Ability to work well cross functionally and globally

  • Reputation that commands thoughtful hearing from management at all levels

  • Opinion leader among peers and team

  • Open to new and unconventional ideas and approaches

  • High performing and potential future leader

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Advanced degree in supply chain management

  • Additional methodology training and certifications (e.g., Lean certification, Six-sigma black belt certification etc.)

Organization: NA Supply Chain LT51012126_

Title: Regional Production System Implementation Lead

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

Requisition ID: 01OZE

Job: Seed Production

Schedule: Full-time

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