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Testing Operations Manager - Leesburg, GA - #005LT

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Location: Leesburg, Georgia, South United States, USA
Company: Monsanto
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Open Til: 07-May-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Protection/Chemicals
Career Type: Researcher/Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Monsanto is seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary breeding team. The Testing Operations Manager partners with the on site Breeders to support individual program needs and work priorities to ensure that they are accomplished. The incumbent will maintain site responsibility partnerships to ensure efficient work flow and work load balancing.

 

The Testing Operations Manager is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the testing program as well as the general operations of a multifunctional research site.  This individual is critical to research implementation and will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge proprietary field research equipment, superior genetic material, and help drive large yield testing programs.

 

Responsibilities:
â?¢ Ensure that site staff is trained in all ESH procedures, regulatory and compliance protocols, and business conduct protocols.
â?¢ Acquire and maintain facilities and equipment for effective and efficient functioning of all programs.
â?¢ Participate in the hiring and supervision of program support staff.
â?¢ Process hybrid seed for Monsanto Testing and packet and set up Pre-Commercial experiments as required.
Administer the recruiting, training, development and retention of personnel
â?¢ Manage station budget.
â?¢ Support winter nursery sites for a three week period in the January-February timeframe.



Qualifications:

Required Skills/Experience
â?¢ BS in Plant Breeding, Agronomy or related field of study and 8+ years of significant people and project management in an agricultural-related position.
â?¢ Broad knowledge of crop production and farming practices.
â?¢ Experience with farm equipment operation and repair.
â?¢ Team leadership and supervisory experience
â?¢ Class A CDL or have the ability to obtain one.
â?¢ The ability to lift 40 lbs.
â?¢ The ability to past a DOT physical and drug test
â?¢ Strong computer skills related to data acquisition, organization, and data analysis.

 

Desired Skills/Experience:
â?¢ MS in Plant Breeding, Agronomy or related field of study with 3+ years of significant people and project management experience in an agricultural-related research position.
â?¢ Good working knowledge of statistics and experimental design