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Global Business Platform Advocacy Manager


Brussels, Belgium



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Industry Type:

Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Communications/Public Relations

Job Type:

Full Time

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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. #GrowWhatMatters 

We’re hiring for Global Business Platform Advocacy Manager – Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.  

As Global Business Platform Advocacy Manager you will be responsible for:  

The position holder design implements advocacy strategies to support Corteva business objectives and crop protection portfolio by securing existing approvals, ensuring timely approvals of new products, and promoting a favorable policy and regulatory environment and technology acceptance for our products. The position coordinates efforts across internal functions: Business Portfolio & Marketing Managers, Regulatory Managers, Government & Industry Affairs Leaders, Food and Value Chain Leaders, Communications, etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish, lead and coordinate product advocacy plans via cross-functional advocacy teams including global & regional teams 
  • Regularly liaise with all relevant internal stakeholders on product advocacy dossiers 
  • Engage externally with all relevant external stakeholders to support advocacy objectives and maintain strategic relationships 
  • Manage relationship and engagement with specified hired contracts for advocacy assistance
  • Provide political insights and expertise and internally communicate analysis of policy and regulatory developments relevant to the current and future success of company’s portfolio
  • Identify roadblocks for the business and develop a plan to manage said roadblocks
  • Solution finder for unknown/unplanned issues management. Create task force teams with a set  timeline to overcome significant business hurdles.
  • Lead policy task force for products at the brand or molecule level
  • Identify and execute process improvements for reduced friction in issues management and increased solutions.
  • Create opportunities to remove regulatory and/or policy hurdles that limit the full stewarded utilization of the Corteva Crop Protection Portfolio.

Key Stakeholders and Relationships

  • Internal 
    • CP Platform, Program management Government and Regulatory Affairs, IFS, Food Chain, Legal, Communications
    • Member of Global Portfolio Leadership teams (lead by GPLs)
    • Member of Global Government and Advocacy Leadership team
  • External
    • Consulting Partners, Industry Associations
    • Reports to Global Government Affairs and Advocacy Leader

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (Reviewed with Regulatory and Crop Protection platform)

  • Timely (accelerated) Product Approvals (shared accountability with Regulatory team)
  • Product authorizations renewals
  • Social license, Licence to Operate
  • Favorable policy and regulations evolution

Location: Brussels, Belgium




To Grow What Matters, You Will Need  

  • Masters Degree (MBA or M.Sc,) with minimum of 7/10+ years experience in agriculture related industry sectors
  • Communications
  • Project planning
  • Engagement Leader
  • Negotiation mindset (Develop convincing narrative and approaches)
  • Writing skills (positioning paper...)
  • Extensive knowledge of business process, product positioning, and competitive landscape
  • Collaboration partner across multiple functions
  • Experienced crisis management leader
  • Ability to analyze, assess, critically evaluate and advise diverse commercial and R&D audiences on local advocacy options to meet objectives 
  • Demonstrated competency and ability to understand, distill, assimilate and communicate complex information and conclusions to diverse external audiences 
  • Demonstrated experience and know-how in working with government policymakers to advocate policies and positions 
  • Ability to work with and effectively lead coalitions to achieve timely results 
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills a must--job entails communication with diverse internal and external stakeholders (executive leadership, commercial organization, Legal, Public Affairs, Government Relations, key value chain customers, government policymakers and regulators, community relations and members of the public) 
  • Candidate must have the ability to effectively prioritize competing needs, then synthesize complex issues into clear and tangible work plans 
  • Candidate must be a self-starter with a bias for action who thrives on successfully working through challenging opportunities and issues to meet time-sensitive objectives and deadlines 
  • The position will require travel (domestic and International) and will vary in intensity throughout the year (<25%)

Growing What Matters Starts With You… What We Can Offer To Help You Grow? 

  • Opportunity to be part of a global industry leader working to discover solutions to the most pressing agricultural challenges of our time 
  • Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences 
  • Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience 
  • Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered 
  • Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives. 
  • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships. 
  • Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary 
  • Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility. 


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Job Post Date: 04/23/22
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