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Corteva Agriscience Global Seed Operations Digital Strategy Program Leader in Johnston, Iowa


At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what's next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture - 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. We are currently hiring a Global Seed Operations Digital Strategy Program Leader. This role will lead the digital strategy for Global Seed Operations to improve the digital ecosystem and culture, with the goal of optimizing data, processes and systems to unleash full potential of our resources and meet business objectives. This role will set the vision and priorities, work collaboratively across the seed organization and partner functions, and champion the development and execution of the overall multi-generation plan to achieve our digital strategy aspiration.

What You'll Do:

  • Champion the development of the digital strategy roadmap, working with a cross-functional team to identify strategic choices needed to achieve our goals, and work across the organization to define implementation plans.

  • Own the overall digital strategy implementation plan and oversee the different priorities/projects under the digital strategy umbrella impacting different groups within GSO and other functions.

  • Establish processes and management systems, in collaboration with other leaders and stakeholders, to enable and sustain the different elements of the digital strategy.

  • Champion processes to drive business value through effective project selection and execution.

  • Bring innovative ideas, concepts, and outside-in opportunities in a way that contributes to the broader team.

  • Large role in project valuation, business cases, and prioritization of opportunities our Seed Technology teams should pursue, which enables the technical experts to focus on the solution.

  • Ensure Seed Operations systems meet business needs, through prioritized investments, and by working collaboratively with Corteva IT.

  • Organize cross-functional activities, ensuring completion of projects on schedule and within budget.

  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, including senior internal and external management.

  • Provide change management leadership across all aspects of our Global Seed Operations digital roadmap.

  • Prepare Seeds Operations for Future ERP and oversees Future ERP development and implementation in the future.


What Skills You Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Ag Business, Business, Technology, or equiv. field. Masters' degree preferred.

  • Minimum 10-15 years experience with Agriculture, Operations, and Digital Transformation experience preferred.

  • Inspirational leadership - transformation requires working with people, addressing fears, creating excitement over the future. Relentless communication and engagement with stakeholders.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to cultivate trusted relationships with multiple stakeholders.

  • Change Leadership and ability to learn customer needs, manage through conflicting priorities, align self-organizing teams on vision, oversee change management, or handle conflicts.

  • Natural ability to build team, energize, uplift others. Strong ability to manage interactions and influence without authority.

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of Seed Operations, Seed R&D, and Agricultural business.

  • Complex Project Management experience and proven ability to coordinate concurrent complex and cross-functional projects & deadlines.

  • Strong business acumen; analytical aptitude; ability to take complex information and summarize it in a meaningful way; ability to work effectively cross functionally and across diverse stakeholders.

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 (

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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.

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

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