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Jun 8, 2017

Commercial Africa Licensing Lead Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Commercial Africa Licensing Lead
 
Department: Commercial
 
Reporting to Africa Regional Lead
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Main Purpose of Job
  • Technology Licensing: To provide leadership and deliver the P & L of the newly formed Seeds & Technology Licensing Operations function in Africa Region 
  • - Traits Licensing Operations for Cotton and Corn and Germplasm Licensing for Corn, Cotton and Vegetables
  • - To contribute to the overall Strategic Business Management and the FTO Strategy of the region
General Work Related Duties
 
To contribute to the overall strategic business management of the organization.
 
Trait Licensing Strategy Development
  • Develop the trait licensing strategy for Monsanto Africa which is aligned to the organization’s Long Range Plans. Understanding the external environment, its implications on business and accordingly managing the team and set directions so as to translate strategy into deliverables
Cotton Traits Business Management
  • Manage the internal Organization (Business Development, Technology Development, Trait Quality Compliance, Key Account Management) & Sub-licensee companies to defend existing market leadership of trait penetration and also help expand current technology footprint by successfully launch future technologies such as BGII RRF in Africa
Corn Traits Launch & Licensing Strategy
  • Create a corn traits launch strategy and work with the Regional & Global Crop teams, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Affairs team to ensure successful approval of Corn Traits in Africa. Implement an operational Corn Traits Licensing strategy for the Africa Region post approval
Germplasm Licensing Strategy
  • Evaluate and develop a Germplasm licensing strategy for the Corn, Cotton, Vegetables & Crop protection segments of Monsanto. Manage the current projects with State Governments across Africa and work towards creating new models of engaging with the Government
  • To work with Regulatory & Corporate Affairs team to develop the FTO strategy and actively support the implementation of the same
Relationship Building
  • Leading the team to achieve the desired goals
  • Develop a strong pipeline of leaders to take up roles of responsibilities / leadership roles in the Africa Region or globally
  • Create learning opportunities for the team through coaching & action learning projects.
  • Engaging, motivating and developing the Business Operations and Licensing Team to ensure that they deliver at their optimum performance levels.
Environment, Health and Safety
  • Drive safety culture in & beyond workplace, with special emphasis on Vehicle Safety. Aim to reduce reportable accidents below last year levels & maintain fatalities at nil.
Miscellaneous responsibilities
  • Projects-Actively participate and contribute to Regional / Global Business projects as and when applicable
Desired Qualifications, Work Experience and Skills
  • MBA from a recognized institution
  • 10-15 years in reputed Multinational / Large African organizations
  • A minimum of 4-5 years in a leadership role in an organization
  • Exposure to Rural Markets an added advantage
  • Strategic Thinking Ability & strong business acumen skills
  • Advanced Relationship & Networking Skills
  • Ability to manage & Influence a diverse set of stakeholders to deliver desired results
  • Ability to link strategic and operational considerations to develop practical and tailored plans
  • Exposure to multiple business models and environments
  • Ability to manage and lead large cross functional teams in complex matrix environments
  • Exposure to managing Global Teams and cultural sensitivity
How to Apply
 

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