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Crop Protection Marketing Lead - #00719

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Location: St. Louis, Missouri, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Monsanto
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Open Til: 07-Mar-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Protection/Chemicals
Career Type: Marketing
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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The U.S. Crop Protection Marketing Lead Role is based at Monsanto&##39;s Headquarters in St. Louis, MO.  This position is responsible for leading the development of the Crop Protection and Weed Management strategy, long range plan and the product offerings and marketing initiatives that support the strategy.  The role interacts across a wide range of internal stakeholders including Global Crop Protection/Manufacturing, Sales, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Product Management, Technology Development, Corporate Affairs and across peer Marketing team members.
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide direction and leadership to the marketing group in the development and execution of comprehensive marketing plans and programs
  • Oversee third party relationships with co-marketing partners and negotiate new relationships with existing or new partners based on strategy
  • Serve as the marketing lead on the U.S. Crop Protection Leadership team working with Finance, Sales, Operations, Global and Manufacturing leadership
  • Utilize market intelligence and market research to assess trends in the marketplace and integrate into the marketing planning process
  • Lead the LRP process for Roundup brands, Selective Chemistry and Weed Management.
  • Establish appropriate pricing for products across the portfolio
  • Review the strategy and creative for all creative projects and manage agencies to ensure messaging and creative are consistent with brand portfolio strategy
  • Oversee allocation of business resources and monitor marketing budgets by reviewing plans and analyzing results with management team
  • Interface with and ensure effective communication between marketing and other relevant functional teams within the organization
  • Attract, develop and retain top talent within the marketing operations organization

Required Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor&##39;s degree in Business Management, Marketing or related field
  • 10 or more years experience combined of Marketing, Sales and/or Product Management
  • Minimum of 5 years previous leadership experience
  • Experience overseeing the execution of a brand portfolio strategy
  • Previous budget management experience
  • Ability to work within cross-functional teams in a matrix organization
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Results orientation
  • Negotiating skills
Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Master of Business Administration or related graduate degree preferred