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 22,000 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 experiencing ongoing significant strategic organizational and cultural transformation. This transformation represents significant opportunity for accelerated growth and development as Corteva continues to drive innovation in the agriculture segment. The Global HR Organization has a new brand for the HRBP team with enhanced capabilities to support organizational and global talent architecture, strategic workforce planning, and overall change management in support of our business priorities.

The Global HRBP – R&D will drive strategic people focus areas within key sub-functions of the organization in alignment with the HRBP Lead to ensure accountability and alignment of large-scale, organization-wide projects designed to strengthen Corteva. This role will play a key role in supporting R&D Growth strategy, partnering with functional leadership within the R&D function to determine how to integrate key HR principles, projects, leadership strategies and priorities in alignment with the overall functional people priorities, and drive execution. The Global HRBP will partner and collaborate with various stakeholder groups within HR (COE, Regional/country consulting teams, HR leadership) and across the business function.

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

Provide Strategic Partnership to the Business

  • Active member of the HRBP team to align and contribute to the short and long-term strategic people priorities for the organization while also ensuring this can be aligned/executed deeper in the functional area.
  • Responsible for helping functional teams solve issues, challenge the status quo, create value, maximize growth, and improve functional and business performance.
  • Understand the functional business challenges and strengths through active partnership (using a structured approach – data analytics/insights, VOC, market insights/benchmarking, etc.).
  • Support the R&D sub-functional teams in aligning and driving key short-term and long-term people focus areas to support the overall Functional level people strategy.
  • Support building high performing teams that are prepared for the future needs of the organization while driving a high-performance culture that manifests in value and tangible deliverables and financials for Corteva and shareholders.
  • Coach functional leaders and their teams.
  • Provide guidance on employee retention and recognition options, e.g., development opportunities, employee recognition programs, etc.
  • Partner with R&D functional leaders on strategic hiring needs at the senior leadership levels to ensure out-side in perspectives and long-term fit for the business.

Organization Architecture and Change

  • Implement and counsel on organizational design needs within the sub-functional teams.
  • Partner with the HRBP Lead to understand the workplace needs of the organization (e.g., needs for knowledge sharing, technologies, environmental needs, work patterns).
  • Monitor organization structure effectiveness and provide feedback to functional leads if changes could be needed to improve overall effectiveness.
  • Proactively learn and be able to implement workplace solutions from the HR COE that meet the needs of the organization (technology solutions, environment solutions, security, safety).
  • Manage stakeholders during change process by:
    • Determining and communicating the work product or results that will be delivered to the group or organization upon project completion.
    • Developing and carrying out communications to stakeholders, company staff, and internal project teams.
    • Developing/conducting/ensuring training that is necessary to be successful for key strategic objectives.
    • Lead and positively influence through the change management curve.
  • Partner with functional leaders to proactively design jobs to support the organization structure, implement organizational structures and create and manage workforce model(s) that is forward looking and meets the need of the future.

Strategic Talent Architecture, Culture and Workforce Planning

  • Implement core people, talent, culture, and organizational development within the functional teams.
  • Drive talent strategies and ensure alignment to functional needs in the talent life cycle.
  • Support the organization with strategies to develop or source any specialist skills that it may be lacking (understand different workforce models).
  • Implement strategies the organization will use to drive change – organization design, leadership assessment and development, performance management, cascade vision and goals.
  • Drive future culture through coaching on leadership, decision making and communication styles and behaviors.
  • Understand different talent needs – generational, geographical, and or business critical, helping leaders to use clear consistent criteria for talent decisions.
  • Ensure alignment to the functional talent calendar and key people projects, ensuring clarity in the scope of the work – specifically:
    • Ensure planning and execution of the strategic talent calendar and that all inputs into Corteva level initiatives/programs are met on time.
    • Utilize and understand when to apply existing tools/resources to support the business in strategic HR initiatives.
  • Through partnership with the function, inspire faster adoption, greater utilization, and higher proficiency by employees and leaders to drive towards better ways of working in support of future business success.
  • Proactively identify and engage with key functional stakeholders to ensure the provided solutions are working.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree required. A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources/ Human Capital, Finance, Marketing, or a related scientific/technical field is a nice to have.
  • 7+ years of industry experience and a strong track record of serving as a human resources generalist or specialist in a large global matrixed and diverse organization.
  • Courageous leadership – Proven success with partnering, challenging, and influencing senior leaders is critical for success in this role.
  • Experience as a strategic thinker with the capability of working effectively in a matrixed, complex, and measurement-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to extend influence beyond core HR areas and specific experience in driving results through others.
  • Exposure to best-in-class operations and human capital practices is critical to success as Corteva continues to drive towards raising the bar on our people strategic priorities.
  • Proven experience in applied organizational development and change management including working with teams in a large, global organization.
  • Able to work collaboratively and cross-functionally in a fast paced, changing work environment that is global, matrixed, and technical.
  • Exposure to implementation of best practices in organizational effective/design is a plus.
  • Experience supporting senior leaders in a technical/engineering/manufacturing or scientific field would be preferred.
  • A strong business and financial acumen is preferred.
  • Able to travel as needed. Ability to work with various global time zones.
  • Able to implement the people strategic priorities set by the business/HRBP Lead into specific goals, tactics, action plans and deliverables with limited oversight.
  • Results-driven team player; proven skills in leadership and project management.
  • Effective communicator with experience in tailoring to varying audiences; ability to get points quickly and concisely across.
  • Strong improvement mindset coupled with a desire to improve the way we operate, our processes, etc.
  • Able to manage uncertainty and operate in a changing environment. Quick learner that takes an agile approach and embraces change and new opportunities.

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.