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Test Material Coordinator - Team Lead

Company: Corteva Agriscience
Location: Johnston
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionWho 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.This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join the Regulatory Science Operations team as a Test Material Coordination - Team Lead. The Team Lead will manage the Test Material Coordination (TMC) team and will provide leadership to grow the team, develop tools and improve processes. The TMC Team Lead will build strong partnerships with High Performing Regulatory Teams (HPRTs), Product Chemistry and Regulatory Chemistry to support test material planning, and to coordinate and execute test material ordering, synthesis, characterization, shipping requests for regulatory studies supporting global registrations.Responsibilities:How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!Lead the Test Material Coordination team to coordinate and execute all activities related to the ordering, synthesis, GLP characterization, and shipment of test materials needed for Regulatory Science studies (Reference standards, TGAI, stable labels, radio labels, standards, analytical standards, formulations, formulation blanks, metabolites, etc.)

  • Navigate multiple internally developed tools, SharePoint sites, and web-based interfaces to execute test material orders, synthesis, GLP characterization, and shipment requests.
  • Coordinate shipment requests with global contract research organizations (CROs) and across Corteva locations. Approve test material for release of shipment and ensure required documentation is available.
  • Serve as point of contact for test material inquiries, related to availability of test material inventory, status of requested test materials, status of GLP characterization, status of shipment.
  • Provide real-time, transparent updates to stakeholders and customers of status of requests, and proactively notify stakeholders and customers of potential delays.
  • Ensure MSDS and CoA are available for all test materialsFocus on Continuous improvement and Partnership
    • Drive and develop partnerships with HPRT Regulatory Science Team Leaders (RSTLs), Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Regulatory Chemistry during test material planning for all Corteva Crop Protection Active Ingredients.
    • Establish the TMC team as key points of contact for test material inventory questions.
    • Identify gaps in processes and tools and develop refined processes for increased efficiencyDevelop new Test Material Coordination tool for test material forecasting, planning and coordination.
      • Serve as product owner for the development of a new test material coordination tool, including identifying and communicating key functionality to developers, assessing stakeholder needs and user acceptance, testing and validating the tool, etc.
      • Develop new processes, provide training documents and lead training sessions.
      • Understand how the current tools work and how they will integrate with the newly developed tool.
      • Optimize work processes and tools and identify opportunities for continuous improvement for test material coordinationQualificationsRequirements:What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?
        • 4-year degree from post-secondary institution required. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong chemistry and/or biochemistry background and industry experience.
        • Understanding of how to use current tools work is a highly desired skillset.
        • Excellent verbal communication skills, which includes ability to work effectively in a team environment and coordinate across multiple stakeholders.
        • Excellent computer skills, which includes proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and ability to learn internally developed software, tools, and web-based interfaces used for chemical inventory, ordering, and shipment.
        • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work on several projects simultaneously, efficiently, and independently.Benefits:Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!Strike a better worklife balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leavePrepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and moreEnjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employmentAnd much, much more!Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.Start by applying to this opportunity today!#LI-BB1Corteva Agriscience is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. 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. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:Accessibility Page for Contact InformationFor US Applicants: See the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law posterTo all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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