Technology Development Representative-Nigeria
MONSANTO 1,157 reviewsAbuja
Monsanto’s Technology Development and Agronomy Team in sub-Saharan Africa is hiring for a Technology Development Representative to be part of a team that lead the development and testing of agronomic system concepts for our products. This role will gain firsthand knowledge of Monsanto’s products and associated agronomic systems research to provide technical leadership and conduct field research within Nigeria. This includes, understanding local and regional cropping systems and the development of existing and newer pipeline products. Successful candidates must have strong communication and people skills to enable cross-functional interactions with R&D and commercial teams.

Key Responsibilities: Coordinate and execute systems field testing program that supports maize and/or cotton germplasm and trait evaluations across different agroecological zones. Responsible for all aspects of coordination and execution of field trials in alignment with commercial team; trial seed forecasting, location identification, cooperator contracts, trial design, planting, in-season trial maintenance, data recording, harvesting and relinquish data. Active contribution and advancement team’s work, proposals for variety advancements. Maintain country regulatory compliance, ensure trials are conducted within regulatory and stewardship policy and paperwork is accurately completed in a timely manner.

Develop and maintain relationships with Technology Development colleagues to help steward current products and introduce new products. Regularly integrate emerging technology tools to improve work efficiency and execution of assigned responsibilities. Provide technical leadership for local sales organization through agronomic trainings, product and technology scientific knowledge transfer and stewardship initiatives. Technical contribution in demand generating activities like customer visits, demonstration plots, farmer field days and events, marketing tools, etc.

Investigation of product performance inquiries that require specific agronomic and product knowledge. Maintain and build relationship with researchers from academic and research institutions. Ensures equipment is properly maintained, operating and ready for use. Actively participate in the site safety program.



Source= 24 Sept 2017

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