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Site Manager - #007DB

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Location: Aiken, Texas, South-West United States, USA
Company: Monsanto
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Open Til: 29-May-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Protection/Chemicals
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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The Site Manager has responsibility for leading ISO and safety initiatives, SAP and FIDO enhancements, assisting in the development of ISO procedures, and implementing best practices at your site. Site manager is responsible for all plant and field operations at the production facility. The Site Manager will assist in identifying Six Sigma projects and acting as a Champion for selected projects. Other Responsibilities include human resources administration, budget control and supervision of all packaging, distribution, and operational activity. Site Manager will work closely with other company departments to insure the smooth flow of product through the facility. Responsibilities also include other tasks that may be assigned by the Crop Leads. The Site Manager will maintain cooperation between operations, other functional areas, and corporate office staff. Site manager is responsible to ensure all governmental rules and regulations are adhered to at the site i.e. USDA, EPA, etc. Site manager will represent the site and Monsanto in terms of community involvement.

Key Business Accountabilities. What are the key goals and deliverables of this assignment (be sure to include both business and people and organizational goals).

Insist on adherence to Monsanto sponsored safety objectives. Provide assistance and arrange for resources to promote safety at production facilities. Participate in site level safety committees, coordinate site safety initiatives, safety technician training, and initiate Management Of Change . Develop action plans and implement process changes, as required. Promote a &##39;zero accident tolerance&##39; standard of safety in all operations at your manufacturing site. Recommend, develop, participate, and coordinate, as necessary, seed production safety proposals designed to enhance site safety programs; e.g. field worker safety.

Assist with development of tools to enhance assessment, recognition, and employee development plans including. Champion continuous improvement efforts regarding seed production employee training, development and promotion. Work with site personnel to implement such tools. Be an active participant in college recruiting and departmental diversity goals. Develop site plans to foster sharing, employee development and retention. Ensure all appraisals of site personnel are completed in a timely manor.

Keep abreast of new agronomic developments and recommendations to improve productivity, including current insect, disease, and weed management recommendations, as well as soil science and fertility recommendations. Be an agronomic leader for your site. Work to help transfer &##39;best practices&##39; between locations. Develop methods of encouragement and promotion of the CCA program within your site.

Participate in continuous improvement seed quality initiatives, continuing refinement of commercial and/or foundation quality standards to meet/exceed stakeholder and customer quality expectations. Champion Site Seed Production efforts around ISO9001-2000 and help transfer knowledge and learnings across the seed production organization. Promote high quality production at your location. Assist with making necessary ISO and SOP updates as business and/or process changes. Lead and conduct annual reviews of site procedures identifying changes, updates, and enhancements with Crop Leads, prior to each season. Make recommendations regarding suspect quality batches to crop leads. Promote highest possible quality products at your location. Consult with Foundation and/or Breeding on matters that have the potential to impact quality or cost. Keep abreast of new technology for production, processing and handling product that will improve quality and cost.

Understand basic SAP and be a resource for new plant personnel. Coordinate inventory, grower accounting and
production at your location . Direct all site operations to insure ample supply of good quality seed. Champion the use of
FIDO to collect field data. Develop and track site metrics to insure site is meeting supply requirements. Have ownership
of site capital and operational budgets. Take an active role in all site improvements.

The Operations Technology Program (formerly production research) is administered by the Global Operations Technology Lead and the success of the program is dependent upon full participation of all seed production managers. Assist Production Leads with recommendations and implementation of production research projects at plant locations, which show promise in terms of quality, yield, reliability, and/or cost improvement. Work to enhance six-sigma with the seed production/manufacturing team. Coordinate summer intern projects to provide sufficient support, project analysis, and maximize value to the manufacturing team. Work with operations technology personnel to coordinate green belt projects across sites.

Required Skills/Experience:
- Minimum Bachelor&##39;s Degree with emphasis on soil science, crop production, plant physiology, and/or seed sciences considered advantageous.
- Functional and technical proficiency to include field and/or plant operations management of a seed production plant or an equivalent position.
- Knowledge of soil and seed science, general agriculture and farming practices, field and plant technology and operations expertise is a requirement..
- Results orientated leadership capability.
- Communication skills including the capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others through oral or written communications.
- Decision-making and problem solving skills. Capability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues, even when dealing with emotional topics.
- Capability to develop unique and novel solutions to problems through the use of data intuition and new ways of thinking.
- Capability to work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; e.g. team orientation.
- Computer proficiencies to include Microsoft Office and SAP.
- Agent of change