Develop, lead and implement state of the art innovative approaches in optimization and simulation.
Lead adoption of predictive and prescriptive analytics across various functions at Monsanto.
Grow a team of Data Scientists to develop optimization and/or simulation solutions for operational efficiencies and revenue generation.
Work with business stakeholders, strategy personnel and engineering team to develop an enterprise-wide analytics platform to efficiently develop, deploy, maintain and connect analytics models
Work with forward positioned teams to collaboratively develop solutions and share models and expertise where appropriate
Developing and managing external relationships
Influencing a wide range of audiences, internally and at conferences or other external venues, through a range of engagements (e.g. presentations, panels)
MS or PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Economics, or other quantitative disciplines.
5+ years experience applying sophisticated scientific methods in the areas of optimization and simulation
5+ years experience with Simulation & Mathematical programming packages
Understanding of big data technologies and cloud analytics environments is preferred
Knowledge of and experience applying advanced techniques for exploratory, predictive, prescriptive and operations research analytics modeling.
Strong technical credentials in analytics field and up to date understanding of emerging simulation and optimization capabilities.
Experience leading a team of Data Scientists to develop simulation and optimization solutions
Ability to translate business needs and problems into viable and accepted technical solutions
Highly advanced ability to implement organizational, divisional and/or departmental vision and goals that result in achievement and success through exceptional leadership skills
Executive level oral and written communication skills including presentation skills, demonstrating the ability to convey information in a way that is meaningful and well received by stakeholders and team members
Creative, proactive, bold and out-of-box thinking
A proven track record of solving challenging and complex analytical/statistical problems.
Ability to prioritize and allocate resources, align with team members and business partners
Ability to translate complex scientific framework into clear and crisp message