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Corteva Agriscience Sr. Procurement Category Lead, Professional Services in Johnston, Iowa


Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Procurement Category Lead, Professional Services to join our team in NA Region.

Responsible for supporting the development, deployment and tactical execution of procurement strategy in alignment with the global Professional Services strategy. Total spend will be approximately $300M annually (globally).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the development of the global procurement strategies and strategic/tactical execution forcategories, to achieve maximum value at the lowest total cost.

  • Responsible for driving strategy, cost models, project portfolios, RFx, supplier selection decisions, contract negotiation and implementation.

  • Participate as full partner on the business, functions and regional leadership teams to fully understand the business strategy and to bring the external marketplace dynamics into the strategy and planning process.

  • Engage with businesses, functions and regions to develop strategies and deliver tactical execution activities that deliver savings and growth that are aligned with business, function and regional objectives.

  • Drive supplier management to the next level establishing key relationships and partnerships for the long term.

  • Develop and drive rigorous category and supplier performance metrics/programs.

  • Support and deliver process and policy simplification, governance and compliance.

  • Build and lead a strong network of internal stakeholders, end-users and suppliers that are engaged and business focused to deliver on overall business objectives.

  • Be a continuous learner on the use of standard procurement processes, category management, source-to-pay, risk mitigation and category/supplier performance management.

  • Develop competencies and targeted development plan that provides the education, exposure and experience to deliver competitive landscape and industry trends.

  • Collaborating with the category team, fully evaluates the external market and develops strategies to mitigate risk and create competitive advantage versus our competition.

  • Work collaboratively with other procurement colleagues to share best practices and procurement process improvements.

  • Set high standards for the organization for ethics, professionalism and compliance to all internal controls.

  • Manage all internal controls and contract-related aspects of outsourced services.

  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders, subject matter experts, key suppliers and cross-functional organizations and engage them in strategic and tactical supplier management for value creation and innovation.

  • Works with operations and functions to identify, assess, qualify and develop new suppliers needed for competition and value delivery.

  • Support other procurement activities as directed by management.



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

Preferred Experience and Competencies:

  • BA/BS Degree with preferred focus on supply chain, operations or engineering.

  • Certifications in disciplines such as Procurement (SCMP/CPSM), Lean / Six Sigma.

  • 5+ Years Sourcing, Procurement & Category Management experience in large, global multi-business organization.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, SAP and Business Intelligence Systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, analytical and time management skills.

  • Self-starter, self-driven, highly motivated, strive for excellence, hands-on with attention to details on both the processes and results, able to work under pressure with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to work effectively in a cross functional environment.

  • Ability to resolve conflict and deliver required results.


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…? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. Start applying to this opportunity today.



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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