R&D Technology Services Leader (ID:44177)
Our client has been family owned for over 160 years and is now one of the world’s largest innovative agricultural suppliers in over 70 countries. This exciting company takes pride in their innovative tools, technology, and hybrid performance. They are looking for an experienced Technology Genome Trait Services leader in St. Louis, MO to lead and to help take their business to the next level.
Our client is looking to add a Group Technology Genome Service Leader to their staff at the Gateway Research Center (GRC) St. Louis, MO.  This person will lead an international service team responsible for production of transformed and genome edited crop plants of different species.  This role is accountable for relentless delivery of internal customer orders, the implementation of new service modules, and the long-term team strategy.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • The single point of contact for all genome modification services for internal and external customers.
  • The process owner from accepting orders from customers to delivery.
  • Lead a team of tissue culture experts.
  • Manage interfaces to other internal and external support functions, e.g. construct design, molecular analyses, greenhouses etc.
  • Closely interact with research teams to adopt new service modules, steer growth of the team Manage resources and budgets.
  • Implement efficiency gains and cost reduction; monitor external providers including benchmarking.
  • Foster an open and stimulating working atmosphere, support the professional and personal development of team members.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • University degree in Biology or related sciences plus multi-years experience in industry and/or academia.
  • 5 + years of experience in plant cell and molecular biology.  
  • Demonstrated service mindset and strong customer focus, experience in managing workflows with clear milestones and KPIs.
  • 3 + years of experience leading service teams.
  • Proficient English language skills, basic German is an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.

About Versique:
Versique is a high-performance recruiting firm based in Minneapolis, MN specializing in interim solutions, direct hire, and executive leadership search. We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Our experienced functional recruiting teams work within a variety of areas of expertise (HR, Finance & Accounting, Demand Generation, IT, and Engineering) and broad industries (Healthcare, Banking, Consumer Packaged Goods, Manufacturing, Private Equity, and Family-Owned). Voted as a “Star Tribune Best Places to Work” three years in a row by our employees, Versique is one of the largest and fastest growing staffing and recruiting firms in the Midwest. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of “versatile” and “unique” as it hints at the concept of “search” in its pronunciation: ver-seek.
Versique is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.



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