Group Product Manager - Field Platform

At Monsanto, we’re focused on finding innovative solutions for the issues we face in agriculture. In our IT Products & Engineering group, we leverage cutting edge technology, data, analytics and software to transform agriculture with digital products that accelerate the development & delivery of revolutionary agricultural solutions and enable rich engagement with our farmer customers. You’ll find a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. That’s because every day, we give you the chance to take novel approaches to important agricultural problems working in a company that invests over $1 billion in research and development every year. As an IT professional with Monsanto, you are joining an organization ranked among the Top 100 Companies by Information Week and among the 100 Best Places for IT Workers by Computerworld. This is where your ideas could push the limits of agricultural technology and maybe even change the world. We’re working toward producing more, conserving more, and improving lives. We are seeking a Group Product Manager to design innovative new digital products that enable Monsanto’s mission to unlock new yield potential on the farm. These product offerings are diverse and span from mobile & web apps, to data & analytics services, to smart devices using Internet of Things technologies. Group Product Managers work closely with Product Managers to determine product strategies and launch. The role is expected to define the product vision and roadmap through collaboration with business strategy, data science and product delivery teams. Responsibilities include:
  • Define a product vision and strategy
  • Develop strategies and plans for product delivery
  • Lead teams of Product Managers to enable collaborations with Strategy, Data Science, Delivery, and Business teams
  • Launch product through all phases of the product life cycle
  • Translate business strategy into compelling product visions that transform the business
  • Collaborate with UX designers to create user experiences that are useful, usable and desirable
  • Collaborate with world-class engineers to deliver state-of-the-art digital capability

Required Education and Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of product management, product development, and/or business analysis experience. Related experience in a relevant scientific discipline will also be considered.
  • Successful people leadership experience or product management experience
  • Experience with agile methodology or SCRUM
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to evolve product strategy based on research, data and industry trends
  • Ability to think strategically about technology and execute as necessary
Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Experience in the agriculture or biotech industry
  • Knowledgeable with multiple functional areas such as software design & development, user experience, customer support, finance and/or marketing
  • Product management or design experience with a focus on software products and technologies
  • Familiarity with product management in the Digital Agriculture space, including planning, data collection, R&D, supply chain, product performance analytics, etc.
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, chemistry 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
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