International Trade Operations Leader

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Job Title: International Trade Operations Leader
Location: Indianapolis, IN, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Production
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Internship/Summer Work Experience

Job Description:


Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for an International Trade Operations Leader in Indianapolis, IN. 

Who are we, and what do we do?
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.
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

The primary responsibility of the ITO Leader is responsible for leading our ITO organization, including strategy, people management, and management of shipping partner relationships.  Corteva’s ITO organization is responsible for both import and exports out of US and Canada, including drayage, Marine Pack Cargo, ISO containers, and Marine Bulk, for both ocean and airfreight modes.  The ITO Leader is accountable to achieve service and cost targets to delight our customers from order through delivery, while meeting Trade compliance requirements.  They will work with various functions and stakeholders, including external Freight Forwarders and carriers, to execute our work processes and manage performance in this dynamic supply chain environment.  The role requires strong interpersonal and leadership skills to build relationships with importing regions, shipping site logistics specialists, our freight forwarding partner and our internal logistics procurement team.  The detailed responsibilities include:

  • Utilize metrics to drive service and cost performance
  • Problem solving for shipping performance issues by engaging analytics, procurement, supply planning, and freight forwarder partners  
  • Manage performance of supply partners to meet shipping lane performance
  • Troubleshooting issues for ITO team
  • Corrective Action Management for ITO related unplanned events
  • Actively participate in Supply Chain projects for launches and changes, while encouraged to innovate further continuous improvement opportunities
  • Partnering with procurement to help select carriers and address performance issues.


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

  • BS/BA degree in Supply Chain, business, or technical field required.  Master Degree is preferred.
  • 3 or more years of experience in International Trade Operations (global exports) is preferred. 
  • People leadership experience is required.
  • Experience in SAP MRP2/IBP/ERP technology performing supply chain tasks such as Asset Scheduling, Material Planning or ITO/Logistics operations is favorable
  • Strong communication skills & teamwork.  Ability to establish strong networks, relationships and disciplined communication with key stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to effectively prioritize work and escalate when help is needed
  • Innovation mindset; there is a lot of room for growth in this space related to new technology, visibility tools and communication methods

We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.
Our Indianapolis, Indiana campus is home to more than 1,000 employees whose mission is simple – to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we’re taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an on-site fitness center, coffee shop, credit union and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, wok, deli, fresh salad bar, and a variety of ethnic and healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and festive holiday events. Join a volleyball or ping pong league or take part in supporting the Indianapolis Colts during Blue Fridays! Did we mention you’ll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology and colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you’re at work.
Our Community: 
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!


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Job Post Date: 05/06/22
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