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Nov 8, 2017

Monsanto Research Scientist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Company: Monsanto Company

Job Vacancy: Research Scientist - Production
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Industry: Agriculture (Seed) Industry
Purpose of the role: This role is responsible for leading the planning and execution of high quality and precision production research trials within several CES countries. 

The scientist will be responsible to assist in the establishment of entry lists and specific research trial topics, planting and managing trials, collecting and reporting of data and managing temporary workers reporting into this role. 

The scientist main deliverables is to support the Africa Production Research Lead in advancement meetings and to drive projects that will lead to improved yields, reliability and reduction of manufacturing cost.  

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead local production research trial efforts aligned with global manufacturing objectives as defined by production research and supply management teams
  • Identify key areas (locations) and co-workers to conduct production research and parent test trials in Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Plan, organize and execute production research and parent test trials, data collection and timely reporting of data in accordance with agreed procedures and protocols
  • Maintain connectivity with relevant scientists and production regions to validate and implement new technologies under local conditions to improve seed quality, yield and cost
  • Support local production teams to address production challenges, execution of initiatives and implementation of recommendations
  • Coordinate and meet with local production and QA teams to meet their requirements
  • Build effective relationships and partnerships with internal customers including pre-foundation, foundation, production, breeding and commercial teams in the CES and wider Africa region to ensure collaboration and leveraging of Monsanto’s global capabilities
  • Must be able to combine result oriented leadership with initiative and foresight leading to proactive data driven support and decisions
  • Lead implementation of Monsanto’s long term strategy and budget objectives
Desired Qualifications and Experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture or related fields
  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in design and execution of field trial
  • Experience working in the seed industry is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of seed production or related crop production experience will be beneficial
  • Experience in working in a team based environment
  • Must be able to travel and support the needs within country and in the CES Africa region
Who is Monsanto?
Monsanto is an agriculture company with more than 20,000 employees focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. 

We work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. We think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests.

We believe that bringing diverse perspectives together is the most effective way to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

Career opportunities at Monsanto range from farming, plant breeding and engineering to marketing, environmental science, IT and many other areas. 

We’re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. 

Sound like a job for you?

Why work with us?
  • Life at Monsanto means collaborating with dedicated professionals in a stimulating environment.
  • Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.
  • You will work with market leading brand products in a global organization.
  • We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industry.
  • Monsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the world.
  • Join our global team where your contribution will make a real difference!
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online

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