Support the effort to secure contract formulating and packing capacity of the required standard in order to provide Corteva with an essential level of flexibility in meeting demand plans
Define and implement improvements with contractors for appropriate safety, environmental, industrial hygiene and product integrity control standards in order to manage risk of adverse liability and exposure created by activities involving Corteva products
Implement a new packaging configuration at one of our contractors based on input from the marketing specialist, RCU, DPS, supply chain, and contractor.
Identify potential supply chain solutions (either internal or external) that meet the needs of the business to supply product to the market to meet the market demands.
Work closely with the DPS to resolve issues related to MRP II performance or implementation.
Monitor, support, and improve contractor process performance and asset capability, focusing on product integrity, quality, costs, yields, schedule, and compliance.
Serve as the primary interface between Corteva Purchasing and Legal function to minimize risks and ensure the proper documentation of manufacturing agreements.
Represent Manufacturing at the Logistical Supply Team meeting for each contractor. Maintain a positive and constructive relationship with the contractor(s)
Provide a secure link between the contractor and Corteva for adherence to Corteva Quality, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Technology (QuEHST) expectations.
Lead, or participate in, the contractor selection process for new formulations.
Contribute to the decision-making process for the analysis of internal versus external manufacturing options.
Serve as the focal point for qualifying new raw material or packaging suppliers at the contractor.
Manage cost center activities, including budgeting and cost control.
Manage the transfer of formulation technology to contractors for new products & processes and ensure implementation of Management of Change. Work with the Formulations Expertise Center and R&D to implement new manufacturing processes and trouble-shoot technical issues for existing processes.
Communicate and report goals, milestones, progress and issues to key stakeholders, who include Supply Chain, Procurement, quality, R&D, and Commercial
Education / Certification Requirements
Representative qualifications for this role are as follows:
Bachelors or advanced degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related technical area is preferred.
Minimum 10 years experience in formulation and packaging technology or manufacturing operations or supply chain operations.
Initiative: Takes independent action; attempts to influence events to achieve results; seizes opportunities in a responsive manner; has a bias for action and taking appropriate risks.
Innovation: Generates novel and valuable ideas or applies existing ideas in new ways; applies creativity to solve problems or to develop new or improved products, processes, or services. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Values people; relates and communicates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; listens, understands, and responds to others' concerns; builds effective relationships.
Leadership: Influences and guides others toward identifying vision and goals; provides purpose and direction; motivates and enthuses others.
Learning: Seeks opportunities to develop personal abilities, improve individual performance, and reach full potential; develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization; promotes an environment that fosters the development of others.
Market Focus: Knows the market forces impacting businesses and customers; anticipates and identifies what customers need and value; targets which customers to serve; changes products and services to meet those needs faster and better than anyone else while maintaining economic profit.
Teamwork: Contributes to effective team output through cooperation, participation and a commitment to shared vision and goals.
Value Creation: Maximizes value, in terms of economic profit, of Corteva's businesses; participates, as appropriate, in the development and execution of the value maximizing strategy for the business; aligns individual goals with organizational and business objectives; looks to add value with every activity; appropriately challenges non-value creating activities.