Work in Iowa Green Jobs

Job Information

Corteva Agriscience Product Compliance, Stewardship, & Business Services Leader in Johnston, Iowa



The Product Leader is responsible for the overall end-to-end lifecycle for product strategy, product design, product development oversight, product marketing, launch, and divestment. The Product Leader leads a cross-functional team, including Product Management, QA / Testing, and Processes / Controls. Products included in this Leader’s responsibilities are those associated with Compliance & Stewardship.

KeyResponsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Leadproduct strategy, product design, product development oversight, productmarketing, launch,and divestment

  • Shapeproduct strategy with key stakeholders in IT and Corteva

  • Gather,track and synthesize customer feedback on products and from other teams (i.e.,partners, ecosystem)

  • Developproduct management capabilities and promote agile practices as warranted; build expertiseand share among all product managers; train/advise product managers with regardto allelements of product lifecycle

  • Leadoversight and quality assurance services for all product launches

  • Makedecision on product go/no-go, product acquisition/divestment, and productdiscontinuation

  • Runstage-gate validation for all products, including prototyping, productdevelopment, acceptanceof requirements documents, acceptance of architecture

  • Ensurethat all product managers conduct market validation for products in consistentway

  • Determinelevel of funding for each product for product managers to allocate towardproduct development,implementation, maintenance, etc.

  • Promoteinnovation and efficiency across product family team

  • Proactivelyidentify prospective portfolio opportunities and risks

  • Developdeep understanding of Corteva strategic/operational challenges, and determinehow to meetthose needs

  • Identifyopportunities to leverage existing products or elements of products acrossCorteva’s business

  • Identifyopportunities to bring forward new products based on an understanding ofCorteva’s capabilities and latent products

  • Manageproduct-class view of products across portfolio (e.g., oversee productmanagement for processautomation, predictive analytics, market insight)

  • Ensurefunding is well spent on management / development activities, managingtrade-off betweenre-use of existing technology and speed-to-market

  • Ensureproducts meet Corteva business goals and score well in customer feedback

  • Ensureshared services functions (QA / Testing, Processes & Controls) successfullydeliver services to other Corteva IT product teams




  • Managementof multi-disciplinary teams to achieve product family objectives

  • Abilityto manage a full product lifecycle

  • Familiaritywith technologies managed, including QA / Testing

  • Adherenceto stage-gate processes, as needed

  • Familiaritywith Waterfall and Agile methodologies


  • Anticipateand balance the needs of multiple stakeholders

  • Buildpartnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

  • Achieveresults consistently, even under tough circumstances

  • Holdself and others accountable to meet commitments

  • Createnew and better ways for the organization to be successful

  • Recognizethe value different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization

Experienceand Education Requirements

  • Minimum10+ years in IT with 5+ years in a Product Leader role

  • Bachelor’sdegree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration,Engineering or equivalent work experience.


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.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here