Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Global Supply Project Leader located in Indianapolis, IN.
The purpose of this role is to lead implementation of strategic Supply initiatives to deliver on our Cost Competitiveness, Growth, and Supply Reliability objectives. Our Projects are at the heart of our CP Supply strategy and our team is instrumental in driving results through expertise in project management and methodologies, innovative thinking, and ability to orchestrate activities and decision making across functions and processes for optimum outcome.
This project leader role, aligned with the Supply Transformation Team, will be responsible for leading initiatives supporting digital and data visibility journey as well as Cross-Functional and transformational CP Supply Initiatives within a complex regulatory environment and dynamic marketplace to deliver Corteva’s business strategy.
The scope of projects may cover changes related to new Supply Chain designs, strategic source changes, Six Sigma or value chain design improvement opportunities, and business platform sponsored strategic initiatives requiring cross functional coordination and project management expertise
This role can accommodate a flexible work arrangement where you may work multiple days a week from home.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!
- Support strategic development and lead projects related to supply chains visibility and sustainability goals
- Develop and drive execution of the project scope, overall project plan, timeline, and communication plan.
- Build core project team and sub-teams. Align subject matter experts and ensure required work processes are triggered and executed.
- Drive role clarity and clear directions with stakeholders and team members regarding roles and responsibilities.
- Orchestrate and coordinate all key processes and activities relevant to given projects such as:
- Material Qualification Process (MQP) within the scope of the project. Identify and act to mitigate material qualification risks, ensuring successful conversion to product manufacture.
- Partner with Regulatory Management, Regulatory Sciences and Product Chemistry teams to develop the new supplier registration strategy. The strategy may include multiple country and supplier registrations. Align registration timeline with manufacturing timeline and asset planning.
- Coordinate with legal and purchasing organizations to protect intellectual property, establish confidentiality agreements, bid packages, purchasing contracts and supplier agreements.
- Engage appropriate contacts to support technology transfer activities with External Manufacturing, Portfolio Technology Leaders, and Product Chemistry. Technology transfer can include manufacturing processes, specifications and impurity profiles, analytical methods, product integrity and cleanout procedures, materials, equipment, and safety information.
- Collaborate with Product Chemistry, Formulations and Active Technology resources for new source evaluations, which may include: GLP batch studies and physical chemistry properties, storage stability, formulation acceptance, toxicology testing, field performance, and material qualification processes at the plant level.
- Collaborate with other areas of Supply Chain to ensure clear change management processes are in place for each project.
- Frequent communication with business team and key stakeholders (including visible project tracking) through course of the project to ensure common understanding of project status vs. deliverables, and contingency plans for delays or changes. Provide opportunities for feedback and coaching.
- Transfer ownership of control plans for sustained success to key members of portfolio team and subject matter experts.
This role is filled by an experienced individual possessing a good understanding of all functions and how they integrate. Must be able to effectively lead global, cross functional teams through the successful completion and implementation of projects. The competencies required to be effective in this role include the following:
- Project management expertise, building highly effective teams with stakeholders at multiple levels and leading them to deliver project milestones. Employ Lean & Six Sigma as well as any other relevant project management methodologies to maximize value.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Innovative thinkers and problem solvers.
- Agility – Ability to manage uncertainty and ambiguity with self and team members – quickly adapt and reframe.
- Leadership – Challenge the status quo and think strategically.
- Change Management expertise.
- Cross-functional experience and diversity of expertise within the team.
- Technical and analytical skills – specializing in several supply chain optimization tools, approaches, and methods.
- Financial and business acumen to facilitate decision making and drive value for the business.
What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Agricultural Business/Economics, Agronomy, or related field
- Minimum 5 years experience in manufacturing, R&D, or Supply Chain Operation (a combination of these experience bases is preferred)
- Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to interact, persuade, and influence
- Demonstrated Project Management expertise
- Demonstrated learning agility and ability to take initiative to work across multiple processes and stakeholders to facilitate problem solving
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
If you’re looking to move to a big city with a small-town feel then Indianapolis, Indiana is the place for you. This dynamic, multifaceted city has a robust sports scene, urban nightlife, and top-tier entertainment. Indianapolis is quickly making its name as one of the best sustainable food and agriculture scenes in the country. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Indianapolis is a welcoming city ripe with culture and a thriving economy.
Indianapolis is Indiana’s capital with more than two million residents in the greater metropolitan area. It’s the economic and cultural center of Indiana and offers something for everyone. There’s plenty to do, see, learn and experience in Indianapolis.
Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!
- Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
- Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
- Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
- And much, much more!
Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!