DuPont Application Management & Support Lead - HR Applications in Johnston, Iowa

Application Management & Support Lead - HR Applications (Job Number: 195038W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ is recruiting for a dynamic technology professional to join our team as our Application Management and Support Lead for HR, legal, and some training applications.

In this role you will work closely with IT leadership, internal teams, business/functions and our vendors to manage the HR application portfolio for the Corteva Agriscience™ division. You will have responsibility for managing IT service providers, and third party contractors responsible for day-to-day operations of the HR and Legal Application portfolio.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the service delivery of the HR applications portfolio. The portfolio may include other related applications as well

  • Establish Managed Services model for application support for the global HR and Legal application portfolio

  • Provide leadership, coaching and direction to a team of highly skilled global workforce. In addition, hire and train staff, both employees and contingent workers globally

  • Incorporate operational excellence standards into daily operations to continually improve performance & availability

  • Responsible for integrated incident, change and problem management

  • Responsible for communications and interfacing with internal and external stakeholders impacted, or potentially impacted, by service disruption, additions, changes, and/or reductions in service

  • Develop application-related change and release management plans in partnership with Enterprise Platforms & Applications teams

  • Plan and coordinate environment Changes in the application environment

  • Partner with IT stakeholders, end-to-end service integration team and external vendors, as needed, to plan and drive implementation of change requests impacting the portfolio

  • Maintain production environments including installation/deployment of operating system updates, security patches, configuration changes, and application updates

  • Validate and ensure all software components have sufficient license entitlements and maintenance contracts in place, as required for the application

  • Identify and implement service improvements and process improvements

  • Ensure the audit requirements and processes are followed strictly and represent the application, if selected for audit. Implement and monitor controls defined by the internal controls standards manual.

  • Responsible for disaster recovery and business continuity planning

  • Responsible for 24x7 365 application availability

  • Responsible for application lifecycle management in collaborating with the Enterprise Platforms group and the Enterprise architects for large upgrades, App decommissioning etc.

  • Lead/Manage the transition from projects to production support team.


  • Application service level targets (e.g., availability, performance) met or exceeded

  • Timely investigation and resolution of Application issues through coordination with User Support teams


Education and Experience:

  • Overall 8+ yearsof experience with atleast 5+ yearsof relevant experience in HR applications like SAP HCM or Workday and HR Integrations

  • Strong Knowledge for hire to retire processes

  • Strong experience in IT application support

  • Experience and exposure to application support fortraining, legal and other applications (Java or .Net)

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology,engineering or related field.

  • Management degree from a Top Tier MBA institute will bean advantage

Technical Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of enterprise applications and thesupported business processes

  • Ability learn and upskill on new technologies, processesand applications

  • Experience working with Vendors, product roadmaps andsupport lifecycles

  • Understanding of ITIL processes

Leadership Competencies

  • Work with cross-functional global teams

  • Manage externally-contracted vendor resources

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge and Understanding of Internal Controls

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.


Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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