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Seed Procurement EMEA internship


Versoix, Switzerland



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY –  Seed Procurement EMEA internship


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.

Are you passionate about developing new hybrids and varieties and do you want to gain work experience in a company that grows what matters? Then keep reading!

The scope of work:

  • Support in building a benchmark matrix comparing internal (Pioneer plants) and external (3rd party mnfg) cost related to seed production and conditioning, providing cost analysis at production step level and per country.

Expected benefit:

  • Building a better preparation ground for the negotiations with 3rd party, understanding how the costs are split and comparing them with internal Pioneer plant cost.
  • Creating a should cost model enabling to understand how different variables can impact supplier costs (volumes, energy, logistics, ect…) 

Project steps:

  • Collaborating with controllership to understand how costs are split in each Pioneer plants (financial reports are existing today but it needs to be simplified). 
  • Collaborating with Pioneer plants to understand how those costs can be affected by external factors (eg: if volumes increase by xxx which portion of the fix cost is going to decrease).
  • Collect from existing contract cost we are paying today (pricing mechanism are built differently in the different contract so a thorough analysis will be needed).



You will need:

  • Basic understanding of plant breeding and genetics.
  • Good computer skills, willingness to learn new programs, and interest in solving problems with data.
  • Ability to communicate in English would be appreciated.
  • Team spirit as well as the ability to independently complete your work assignments.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their knowledge and be part of a winning team.
  • Individuals who want to be part of a market shaping company set to transform the agriculture industry to meet the world’s growing need for food.
  • Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment.
  • Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas into a team that drives our business into the future and makes us an industry leader.

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.
  • Opportunity to complete a customized internship project and support in summarizing and presenting your results.
  • Opportunities to work in an international environment with experts around the world 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.
  • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.

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Job Post Date: 04/01/22
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