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Corteva Agriscience IT Business Partner – Seed in Johnston, Iowa



Reporting to the Global Platforms IT Leader, the IT Business Partner (Business Relationship Manager) for the Seed organization will act as the single point of accountability to these teams on behalf of IT. S/he will advise and support business leaders in setting the technology strategy needed to meet business challenges and achieve their larger business objectives. S/he will develop business strategic roadmaps that lay out the technology priorities and timelines and serve as a basis for translation into requirements to be delivered. S/he will manage the IT investment portfolio in a transparent manner to the business and be accountable for overall delivery of major programs and the associated investment outcomes.

S/he will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative, highly matrix environment, developing a strategy for the organization and a roadmap to achieve strategic goals.

KeyResponsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Developand nurture productive, strategic relationships with business stakeholders

  • Definethe IT vision, strategy, and metrics, aligned to business strategy

  • Serveas the accountable liaison to the business organization for alltechnology-related matters

  • Partnerwith business leaders on IT’s business strategic roadmaps and target statedefinitions

  • Providefinancial diligence; manage IT investment portfolio efficiently and withinguidance

  • Drivetransformational change and a culture of innovation and agility; implementapplicable enterprise platforms and applications

  • Delivercommitted outcomes of all IT capabilities leveraged by the business

  • Drivetechnology risk management for the business organizations (e.g., strongcybersecurity); proactively manage risk and compliance to regulatory standards

  • Providethought leadership with regards to technology trends and their impact on thebusiness segment – maintain relationships within segment, the enterprise, andthe industry; influence Corteva IT’s overall technology direction

  • Upto 10% travel required



  • Thesuccessful candidate should be an expert at building relationships withbusiness leaders and addressing business needs with technology thinking. S/hemust have capabilities in developing business strategic roadmaps as well assuccessfully owning the outcomes to meet business objectives.S/he must possess a blend of hands-ontechnical ability with proven business strategic capability. Ideally, thisperson will have worked in a growth environment and have experienceprioritizing technology initiatives to align with business strategy. S/heshould have 10+ years of experience in a combination of information technologyand business strategy jobs.

  • Proventrack record in driving business strategy with technology innovation

  • Experiencein strategic decision making and successful influencing on leadership level

  • Experiencein managing relationships with business stakeholders and earning a “seat at thetable” to actively engage business leaders and shape future policies andstrategies

  • Experiencewith roadmap ownership, use case creation, strategy development

  • Experiencebuilding and communicating business plans and associated capability roadmaps,as well as being able to provide technology insights required for delivery

  • Financialacumen to support business case creation and measurement

  • Abilityto be more than an “order taker” for the business - must stimulate, surface andshape business demand

  • Experiencein IT portfolio management and business investments management

  • Superiorcommunication skills, both verbal and written

  • Familiaritywith farming and/or agriculture strongly preferred, but not required

  • Experiencein change implementation planning and management


  • Experiencewith Supply Chain and Manufacturing and ERP technologies preferred

Experienceand Education Requirements

  • 10+years of IT and business experience with increasing levels of leadershipresponsibility

  • Bachelor’sdegree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration,Engineering, or related field.


Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


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