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Administrative Assistant- Corteva AgriSciences Legal Full-time

at The Dow Chemical Company in Indiana (Published at 16-04-2018)

Administrative Assistant- Corteva AgriSciences Legal-1804422
Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for an Administrative Assistant to Legal Department located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This position will be a full time position comprised of a 40-hour work week with minimal overtime. The position provides administrative and secretarial support to the Crop Protection Commercial Legal Group with more limited support to other Corteva Legal groups with attorneys and paralegals residing at the Indianapolis campus including HR Legal, EH&S Legal and Litigation. Still further limited support may be furnished as directed by Crop Protection Commercial Legal management to the licensing sub-function of Corteva Legal group. The position will assist in coordination of Legal Co-op program in Indianapolis and will facilitate evaluation, training and implementation of updated legal IT services offerings including matter management software, centralized databases containing executed commercial agreements and other litigation and document management software. The position will also play a role developing and deploying training of legal department practices and procedures.
  • Prioritizes effectively to meet client (legal & business) requests and deadlines.
  • Manages defined aspects of matter management system and correspondence to ensure accurate procedural workflow. Performs, under guidance of legal and paralegal professionals, as well as Administrative Support manager (within Crop Protection Commercial Legal team) residing at the Indianapolis campus.
  • Prepares draft documents upon request with accuracy and timeliness. Proofreads documents prior to sending. Provides timely responses to information requests. Capable of maintaining confidentiality of information, attending to detail in the fulfillment of all job aspects. As needed, will proficiently execute secretarial tasks, conduct communications with all levels of management, answer phones courteously and exhibit strong interpersonal and team-oriented skills in the workplace.
  • Recognizes when to handle assignment directly and when to inform legal and/or paralegal professional with objective of facilitating an effective demand managed legal model and when to seek guidance from others with more expertise. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Seeks continuous improvement.
  • Performs organizational and administrative support to the Indianapolis-based Co-op Program with opportunities for outreach, training and consistent interactions with program participants.
  • Verifies incoming eCounsel (legal database) invoices and other Matter-related entries for accuracy ensuring that case-specific details are properly identified. Scrutinizes outside counsel bills for accuracy.
Promotion within position is determined by management assessment of an individual’s demonstrated mastery of the required competencies of the current position as reflected in the Dow AgroSciences heritage Performance Review process and ultimately in concert with to-be-adopted performance management process of Corteva Agriscience™.
Required competencies:
  • Analysis and Judgment
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Embracing Change
  • Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Managing for Productivity
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • eCounsel Matter and Invoice Management Proficiency
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree and/or three years of administrative experience.
  • Prior legal experience.
  • Foreign language skills (beyond excellent conversational and grammatical understanding of English).
  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED is required.
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 North America-USA-Indiana-Indianapolis
Schedule Full-time

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