NA Logistics Procurement Specialist – Rail
DescriptionCorteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has an exciting opportunity for NA Region Logistics Procurement Specialist – Rail based in Indianapolis, Indiana.This position is responsible for supporting Corteva operations in North America with sourcing, contract management and supplier management activities related to rail transportation and leasing/maintenance services. Works with regional commercial operations, global strategic sourcing and regional supply chain organizations to orchestrate sourcing events and to collaboratively select qualified suppliers. Leverages sourcing and procurement systems and tools to efficiently and effectively conduct sourcing activities.Primary responsibilities: Understand business objectives and strategies, and aligns sourcing projects accordingly. Utilize the Strategic Sourcing Process and associated governance protocol for sourcing projects. Negotiate pricing, payment and delivery terms and execute contract agreements as appropriate. Know the rail, bulk trucking and isotainer transportation market drivers for the portfolio and manage accordingly. Appropriately use the company tools to efficiently run Sourcing projects. Work with functional and business partners to understand business requirements and align the sourcing strategy and implementation plans to implement Sourcing projects in the United States and Canada. Monitor supplier performance against key performance indicators. Manage Supplier Relationships including the commercial relationship; resolution of escalated issues. Understand and practice appropriate work process governance and compliance. Looks for opportunities to support functional initiatives and improve productivity. Critical Success Factors: Focus on value delivery and sustainable competitive advantage for the Business Partner. Ability to persuade others through effective communication skills. Openness to change in order to reduce inefficiencies, process deviations, and strategy deviations. Utilization of data analysis skills to effectively identify value opportunities Strong knowledge/capability in logistics and supply chain (domestic & international) Qualificationsualifications: Bachelors degree; Masters degree preferred. Minimum five years within a commercial, shared services, industrial/manufacturing, or engineering related job role. Experience in logistics or purchasing roles. Work experience should include membership in dynamic, results oriented teams; work with multiple functions or businesses. A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.At Corteva Agriscience, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.Apply for this job.