NA Procurement Category Lead (Software / Telecom)

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Job Title: NA Procurement Category Lead (Software / Telecom)
Location: Wilmington, DE, Mid-Atlantic United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Procurement/Purchasing
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for NA Procurement Category Lead (Software / Telecom) based in Wilmington, DE; Johnston, IA or Indianapolis,IN.

This role will be responsible for the development and deployment of the Software and/or Telecom procurement strategy within the NA Region in alignment with the global Software and/or Telecom strategy, specifically the software and/or Telecom supporting the business at Corteva. Total spend will be approximately $100M annually (NA).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

• Support the development of the documented global sourcing/procurement strategies and strategic/tactical execution for the Software and/or Telecom spend categories, within the NA Region, to achieve maximum value at the lowest total cost. 
• Responsible for driving strategy, cost models, project portfolios, RFx documents, supplier selection decisions, contract negotiation and implementation as well as execution. 
• Participate as full partner on the business, functions and regional leadership teams to fully understand the business strategy and to bring the external market place dynamics into the strategy and planning process.
• Engage with businesses, functions and regions to develop strategies that deliver savings and growth that are aligned with business, function and regional objectives. 
• Drive execution of the NA region procurement category and supplier relationship strategies.
• Develop and drive rigorous category and supplier performance metrics/programs.
• Drive process and policy simplification, governance and compliance.
• Build and lead strong team of Procurement Specialists and Sr. Specialists that are engaged and business focused to deliver on overall objectives.
• Champions, coaches the team and is a continuous learner on the use of standard sourcing processes, category management, risk mitigation and category/supplier performance management.
• Develop competencies that understand competitive landscape and industry trends and targeted development plans for all direct reports.
• Working with the buying team, fully evaluates the external market and develops strategies to mitigate risk and create competitive advantage versus our competition.
• Develops organization expertise recognized as "world class" both internally and externally. Work collaboratively with other sourcing colleagues to share best practices and procurement process improvements.
• Sets high standards for the organization for ethics, professionalism and compliance to all internal controls.
• Manages all internal controls and contract-related aspects of outsourced services.
• Develops relationships with senior executives from key suppliers and engages them in strategic 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.


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

• BA/BS Degree with preferred focus on supply chain, IT or Technology Management
• Professional Certifications preferred
• 5+ Years Software Sourcing & Category Management experience in large, global multi-business organization
• Proficient in Software agreements, negotiations and contract interpretation
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, SAP and Business Intelligence Systems

• 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: 07/28/21
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