IT Strategic Partnerships Manager (15393)

  • Full Time
  • Loveland



At Nutrien, our purpose is Feeding the Future and we do so with safety, inclusion, integrity and results as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.


Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With nearly 25,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers globally.


We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, act with integrity, and who support inclusion.


Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us raise the expectation of what an agriculture company can be and grow your career.


Technology is playing an increasingly critical role at Nutrien, and our IT strategic initiatives are enabling the company’s future.


Our IT organization is focused on delivering value for Nutrien. We focus on meaningful business results through stakeholder engagement and operational excellence.


Reporting to the Director, IT Strategy and Change, the Manager of IT Strategic Partnerships will help drive the strategic formation and execution of key IT partnership strategies and plans. This role serves and assists the IT Leadership Team, which is accountable for delivering value-added IT solutions, support, and thought leadership to the Nutrien organization.


What you will do:

  • Works with IT Senior Leadership team on developing and executing sourcing and strategic partnership strategies and action plans
  • Identify, source, lead and direct, where appropriate, key strategic vendor relationships addressing performance, risks, costs, contractual issues, and innovation
  • Drives transparency and visibility into the vendor/partner relationships through the design and execution of vendor scorecards and key performance indicators
  • Serves as a consultant to leadership team on all issues related to strategic partnerships and strategic vendor management
  • Leads future roadmap for strategic efforts with our key strategic partners
  • Provides guidance and coaching to strategic partners regarding performance and intelligence related to the technology landscape and strategies
  • Scouts and identifies sourcing and cost savings opportunities to pursue optimization of strategic vendor partnerships
  • Drives innovation and operational excellence through our partnership efforts
  • Provides strategic support and consultation across the IT function

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, IT, or another relevant field
  • 8 – 10 years of experience with strategic partnership management and vendor management, including managing stakeholder expectations
  • 8+ years of experience in process improvement, technology deployment, or strategic roles
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills, including an ability to interact and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Strategic and flexible thinker implementing timely and workable solutions
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Experience working in complex and dynamic environments
  • Exceptional listening and interpretation skills to successfully translate IT’s leadership needs into expected outcomes
  • Effective writing skills with broad range of experience from crafting strategic messaging
  • Proven ability to produce results in a fast-paced, outcome-focused environment


Compensation & Benefits:


$117,920 – $162,140 USD. This range is estimated for an IT Strategic Partnerships Manager in Loveland, CO. Actual salary and benefits may differ based upon location.


We provide an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision coverage, and life insurance and well as disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week. In addition, we have a retirement program that encourages our employees to save for the longer term, with generous matching employer contributions.  Our benefit package also demonstrates our culture of care with paid vacation, sick days and holidays as well as paid personal and maternity/parental leaves and an Employee and Family Assistance Program.  Details of the benefits package will be shared in the application process. 


In addition to base pay, this role is also eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan, consistent with the terms of our plan(s), which provide discretionary award opportunities reflecting components such as performance of the company and the employee.  Details will be discussed through the application process.


This information is provided in compliance with applicable state equal pay and pay equity legislation and is the company’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position.  The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.  Nutrien also makes internal equity a consideration in all pay decisions. 



Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


This job will remain posted until filled.  While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


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