Job Details

Licensing Manager

Company name

Corteva Agriscience

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Job Type


Valid Through

Mar 06, 2021

Posted on

Nov 21, 2020

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Johnston, IA, United States

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Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Licensing Manager
The candidate will plan, lead and execute the diligence and agreement negotiation actions necessary to establish R&D and commercial level licenses/collaborations/alliances between the firm and public and private entities. Coordinate negotiation and alliance management related work streams with colleagues in R&D, legal, external affairs, technology acquisition, alliance management, regulatory, supply chain management, finance, etc groups in the company. Work with the company finance managers and legal counsel to obtain necessary financial and legal clearances and guidance for agreements. Will coordinate clearance and approval for release, license or transfer of technologies, traits and germplasm (working with others in the company as appropriate), and be capable of managing this process globally. Administer and monitor agreement management and compliance including but not limited to database entries, payment obligations, reports, exercising of options, etc. Develop and maintain strong knowledge of important agreements and their impact on new negotiations. Maintain relationships with a network of contacts in both firm and the public and private sectors to determine shifting structures, standards/norms, roles and goals within the industry. Provide guidance/training to company-internal R&D and business clients with respect to Technology Transfer and Licensing processes.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in biological / chemical sciences or business administration required. Master’s (or higher) degree in biological / chemical sciences or business administration, or Law degree, preferred. 3-5 (or more) years of experience working in an academic or corporate licensing or technology transfer function. Exposure to or experience with agreement negotiations, intellectual property rights, patent process and/or contracting and technology licensing issues; preferably in agriculture. Understanding of intellectual property management, chemistry/biochemistry research and regulatory activities is preferred. Basic knowledge in plant biology/physiology, chemistry, and/or natural products is preferred. Confidence and ability to work through challenging issues in a timely and professional manner. Experience in successfully managing multiple projects and deadlines within a matrixed organization with strict attention to detail and prioritization. Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and technical writing skills required. Proven ability to build solid relationships, earn the confidence of internal stakeholders and demonstrate the ability to get results in timely manner with attention to timelines and deadlines. Strong organizational and project management skills required. Must be reliable, self-motivated, persistent and have the ability to work effectively both alone and in teams. Membership and/or credentialed in a national or international professional society focused on licensing and technology transfer topics is preferred.

Additional info

Req ID: 213031W-01

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Corteva Agriscience
PO Box 1000
Johnston, IA 50131-0184

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