IT Leader / Director - Africa Middle East
Corteva Agriscience
Centurion, GT, ZA
5d ago



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.

GrowWhatMattersIT Leader / Director - Africa Middle EastPurpose of the role The IT leader for the Africa & Middle East region will act as the single point of accountability on behalf of IT.

S / he will have accountability for regional operations and support as well as strategic business partnership. Key Responsibilities of the Role : Oversee regional and local support vendors to ensure quality and timely delivery of services and compliance with SLAs (Service Level Agreements) in the areas of network, telecom, end-user computing and Service Desk.

  • Responsible for the successful deployment and adoption of IT solutions in partnership with global IT teams. Influence deployment and training strategies based on regional business, culture and language needs.
  • Share and leverage best practices across regions to ensure consistency, efficiency, effectiveness and alignment of operational processes.
  • Interface with global IT operations organization including Service Desk and User Support roles to receive, address or escalate regional or local incidents, requests, and changes.
  • Ensure communication at regional and local levels to inform IT and the business regarding regional operations changes in service including downtimes.
  • Advise and support business leaders in setting the technology strategy needed to meet business challenges and achieve their larger business objectives.
  • Develop and nurture productive relationships with business stakeholders
  • Serve as the accountable liaison to the business for all technology-related matters
  • Drive transformational change and a culture of innovation and agility; implement applicable enterprise platforms and applications
  • Deliver committed outcomes of all IT capabilities leveraged by the business
  • Qualifications

    To Grow What Matters, You Will Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of IT and business experience with increasing levels of leadership responsibility
  • The successful candidate should be an expert at building relationships with business leaders and addressing business needs with technology thinking.
  • He / she must possess a blend of hands-on technical ability with proven business knowledge capability.

  • Experience in managing infrastructure
  • Experience in managing day-to-day operations
  • Proven track record in driving business initiatives with technology innovation
  • Experience in managing relationships with business stakeholders
  • Experience building and communicating business plans and associated capability roadmaps, as well as being able to provide technology insights required for delivery
  • Financial acumen to support business case creation and measurement
  • Who Are We Looking For?

  • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team
  • Market shaping individuals who want 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 that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader
  • Growing What Matters Starts With You What Can We Offer To Help You Grow?

  • 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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