Responsible to plan and manage all activities related to Quality Assurance of Seed Products as well as the QMS for relevant country. This role will also be responsible for the lab and relevant Quality Control tests for all phases in production and processing Monsanto hybrid seed.
Key Responsibilities
  • Promote an actively caring culture for Quality amongst all personnel, contractors and visitors
  • Understand government regulations and corporate requirements regarding Monsanto’s Quality program.
  • Represent the organization (Management Representative) as indicated in the ISO international guidelines and coordinate the implementation and upkeep of a Quality Management System across seed supply and associated functions within the country.
  • Develop and present training related to keeping our quality standards as well as ISO management systems.
  • Plan and manage the collection of samples from Foundation Seed to Fields and Plant for testing – physical purity, genetic purity, grow outs, etc. – to ensure that genetic purity of our seed stocks are maintained as per Monsanto and industry set standards
  • Continiously monitor field production processes to ensure that a high standard of quality in field production is maintained .
  • Generate reports and incident rates required for the evaluation and measurement of our quality program and our ISO Management system
  • Foster exchange of best practices between the different groups in the region and within Monsanto
  • Where seed does not meet Quality Standards make recommendations for write offs to prevent bad quality seed being sold to our customers .
  • Responsible for budget control in the quality department, minimize cost in conjunction of supply reliability, quality and speed to market objectives.
  • Maintain cooperation among operations, other functional areas and corporate with global counterparts
Academic Qualification Requirements
  • MSc degree in Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Genetics or relevant agricultural field
  • Experience in seed analysis
  • Theoretical and practical course in Seed Science
  • Computer Literacy
  • ISTA rules
  • ISO – proficiency and auditor trainin
Related Job Experience/Qualifications
  • Regular travel to all production regions and lab
  • Global representation for QA and QMS
  • The ability to fit within the Monsanto culture and work ethic
Additional Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong teamwork (flexibility to work across the areas and positively influencing others)
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Result oriented
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