Global/NAFTA Quality Improvement Specialist Operations - Monsanto (Oxnard, CA)

Title: Global/NAFTA Quality Improvement Specialist Operations Quality Systems Development - Alignment of business processes, quality program (QMS), and information systems. o Leads process owners toward Harmonized and Standardized business processes, QMS, and information systems (i.e. SAP). o Authors new procedures and IT requirements to enhance business processes and information systems. Facilitates user feedback and proactively manages improvements to the system. o Complete user design and testing sessions via stakeholder meetings. Lead testing and training on equipment and information systems for business process or function. Perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, modify new processes and systems, and other post-implementation support. o Communicate change, enhancements, and modifications - verbally and through supporting documentation - to management and users at the implementation period. Quality Management Systems - Ensures all processes and procedures are properly documented, posted as part of our QMS system, and teams referencing these documents are trained on how to use at least annually. o Process Quality - Works with process owners to define quality measures that support statistical process control. Proactively analyzes data related to operational processes, corrective actions and other sources to determine trends and to develop improvement initiatives (Before/After). o Process Improvement - Takes the lead to work cross-functionally to determine root cause and to establish improvement projects or initiatives. Leads MST and quality improvement projects in cooperation with manufacturing functions to drive quality improvements around Operation's processes. Global Alignment of Quality Standards o Drying and Moisturization - Maintains related Product Specifications. Leads initiatives related to driving improvements in processes related to quality. o Receiving Quality Assessment - works with Operations at beginning of processing to efficiently address general or physical quality concerns. Usability & Quality Improvement o Quality Improvement Program focused on seed lot usability. Support Operations and Inventory Management with quality test data. o Complaint and QMS - Analyzes root cause derived from Complaints and QMS CAPACI's to establish quality improvement projects or initiatives. o Area Analysis - regional quality representative in area analysis meetings. Supports improvement initiatives defined in regional area analysis meetings related to improving quality. o Six Sigma / LEAN / Continuous Improvement - leads and champions six sigma, LEAN, and general projects supporting operations to improve quality. Training and Promotion - o Cross-functionally trains new team members to apply quality knowledge in decisions making. Qualifications: B.S. degree with 8 years experience (MS preferred with 5 years experience) with a through a quality management system (i.e. ISO or GSPP like accreditation) or in quality assurance/control program. Experience in the development of information systems. facilitate stakeholder approval meetings, and conduct required trainings. Program/Project Management - Author and execute project plans. Lead cross gaps, conduct business analyses, or design experiments. Manage relationships and establish networks to support the overall business objectives. Data /Information Systems Analysis - Ability to export and prepare data for use in periodic scorecards, trending, and root cause analysis. Ability to represent efficient solutions. Certificates, Licenses: Certification in Quality, Lean Manufacturing, or Six Sigma preferred. PMI: PgMP or PMP type accreditation preferred. ISO Auditor or ISO Technician certification preferred. - Job: Quality Assurance/Quality Control Source:

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