Global Supply Chain Program Manager

Monsanto’s Global Supply Chain Organization is the industry leader in working together to supply the best customer experience with every product and service we deliver. We are a diverse team of approximately 9000 members across the world bringing innovations in the key functional areas of Plan, Source, Make and Deliver to ensure our technology innovations are delivered to our customers as products to help them be successful. We are a fully integrated, end-to-end supply chain team using data to drive and inform our key business decisions. Our global portfolio of programs and projects is complex and as such, a disciplined portfolio management strategy is key to our success. We are seeking a highly motivated, influential leader to join our dynamic team based in St. Louis, Missouri as a Global Supply Chain Program Manager.
The successful candidate will be responsible for driving medium- to large-sized cross functional programs in support of global Supply Chain’s Transformation and strategic initiatives. They will partner with Business, IT, Finance, Change Management, HR and other stakeholders to lead program teams through the planning, execution and close out phases of given programs.
The successful candidate will:
  • Lead a cross-functional team to deliver high quality program results in the face of uncertainty, change, and aggressive deadlines
  • Provide overall program leadership, guidance, and manage all aspects of a given program, including requirements gathering, business case creation, and implementation
  • Ensure that the scope of the projects within the program align with business priorities
  • Create and maintain a consolidated program-level plan and review project management plans to ensure alignment to meet program timelines and objectives, including work stream interdependencies
  • Proactively set performance expectations and manage expectations of program deliverables and requirements, yielding consistent results
  • Lead program financial oversight and analysis
  • Manage program-level risks and interdependencies
  • Effectively communicate program status to audiences of all levels
  • Establish and maintain program level change and quality control processes
  • Maintain excellent relationships with all levels of the matrix organization
  • Establish metrics that are true indicators of the program health

Required Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years’ experience in project/program/portfolio management within the business
  • Experience in managing complex projects across multiple disciplines and/or teams
  • Effectively lead and influence peers, key stakeholders and the broader organization
  • Ability to build networks and relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Must be an effective team player and proficiently work with globally diverse cross functional teams
  • Ability to work effectively in ambiguous situations, strong critical thinking skills and the ability to be decisive while working cooperatively with others
  • Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Results oriented with the ability to effectively prioritize
  • Ability to creatively solve problems and provide timely recommendations
  • Experience within PMI methodologies
Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Master’s degree and/or MBA
  • 5+ years of proven experience in a Program Manager role
  • Prior people management experience
  • PMP certification preferred
  • PMI, Six Sigma, Lean Certification
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle principles and methodologies
  • Basic knowledge of Supply Chain Management
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