Overview

Who are we, and what do we do?
Corteva Agriscience is the only major agriscience company in the world completely dedicated to agriculture. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generation to come. Our inspiration is to be a market shaper, driving the next generation of agriculture products that help farms and farmers flourish and through partnering with society becoming the most trusted partner in the global agriculture and food community.

With a global footprint and over 21,000 employees, Corteva is building the future of agriculture and leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

Corteva Agriscience is hiring a Commercial Counsel reporting to the Associate General Counsel for the Crop Protection Business Platform. This position will be responsible for providing legal and strategic guidance to internal clients and structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements.

This role is based at Corteva’s headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana and follows the Company’s flexible work arrangements that require a commitment to be on-site during a portion of the week. May require some limited travel.

Key Responsibilities – What you will do to help us grow!

  • Provide timely, clear and actionable legal and strategic counsel on a wide range of crop protection commercial matters.
  • Promptly draft, review and negotiate a variety of crop protection and some more general commercial agreements, including confidentiality, sales, distribution, licensing, purchasing, supply chain and manufacturing-related arrangements.
  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional teams to negotiate complex commercial transactions.
  • Advise on company policies, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations and educate clients through regular communications, trainings, and other appropriate methods.
  • Participate in and influence decision-making processes with clients and stakeholders.
  • Consistently anticipate, guard against, and propose mitigation strategies for the management of potential contractual and compliance risks.
  • Become a trusted and collaborative partner to the North American and global crop protection business development, commercial and integrated operations teams.

Qualifications

What expertise have you grown – What do you bring to the table?

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Presently licensed to practice law in at least one state and be in good standing with no disciplinary record.
  • Proficiency in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Minimum of three years of commensurate legal experience.
  • Excellent judgment in assessing and communicating legal risks while also understanding and working collaboratively within the business strategy.
  • The ability to work independently and without dedicated administrative or paralegal support and limited outside counsel support.
  • Excellent people skills, positive attitude and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex legal issues verbally and in writing in a clear and understandable manner to all levels of the organization.
  • Impeccable integrity.

Benefits – How We’ll Support You:

  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills
  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays
  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father
  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program
  • Learn more about our total rewards package here – Corteva Benefits
  • Check out life at Corteva! www.linkedin.com/company/corteva/life

Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.

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