• Area Testing Manager at Monsanto

  • Posted on: 17 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Monsanto is an agricultural company. We apply innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more. We help farmers grow yield sustainably so they can be successful, produce healthier foods, better animal feeds and more fibre, while also reducing agriculture's impact on our environment.

    Area Testing Manager


    The Area Testing Manager is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the corn yield testing program, including the planning, planting and harvesting of all yield trials.

    • Incumbent will be responsible for maintaining excellent working relationships with our trial cooperators (farmers) and manage all contracts with these farmers.
    • Incumbent will ensure that staff of the Testing Team is trained in all ESH procedures, regulatory and compliance protocols and business conduct protocols.
    • The incumbent is responsible for acquiring and maintaining adequate facilities and equipment for effective and efficient functioning of the Testing Team.
    • The incumbent will oversee a yield testing program which will lead to the development of improved inbred lines and the advancement of superior hybrids and traits.
    • The incumbent will administer a yield testing program including the recruiting, training, development and retention of personnel as well as budget management.

    The Area Testing Mnager will report to the Regional Breeding Lead but will work closely and consult with the Commercial Breeder, Regional Breeder and Operations Manager on site and work needs and priorities.

    Core Business/Functional Skills and Education.

    • MSc in Agronomy, Plant Breeding or related field with 3+ years of significant people and project management experience in an agricultural-related research position or B.Sc. in an agricultural field and 5+ years of significant people and project management in an agricultural-related position.
    • The incumbent must have a broad knowledge of crop production and farming practices as well as farm equipment operation and repair and be prepared to plant and harvest their share of the yield testing locations.
    • The incumbent must have exhibited team leadership skills including excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
    • Individual must have demonstrated ability to write and speak English fluently and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Incumbent should be able to work independently and as part of a team.

    The position requires good working knowledge of statistics and experimental design along with computer skills related to data acquisition, organization and data analysis.

    Organization: GLB Breeding – AIAC Breeding Mgmt51159262_

    Title: Area Testing Manager

    Location: Africa-Kenya-Nairobi-Kenya

    Requisition ID: 01C1Y

    Job: Research & Development

    Schedule: Full-time

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Monsanto Company career website on monsanto.taleo.net to apply

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