Sourcing Manager, Packaging EMEA

Department:  Procurement
Date:  Jan 8, 2022

Sourcing Manager, Packaging for EMEA  

Do you enjoy building relationships and collaborating with different stakeholders both internally and externally in an international context? And would you like the opportunity to translate your analytical and strategic mindset into projects with impact on business and sustainability?

“As our sourcing manager, you will be part of a fantastic sourcing team that globally supports our packing business. Our trademark in the procurement group is a genuine desire to see your colleagues succeeding and support each other when needed. Your voice is heard, and you truly have the opportunity for growth and impact in this role” explains Dana Thompson, our Global Category Manager, Packaging              


Come join us at FMC

At our European Innovation Center (EIC) in Hørsholm, you will step into a multicultural environment with approx. 130 colleagues with 27 different nationalities. At EIC, we represent different functions like IT, procurement, HR to logistics, planning, registration, and supply chain. Besides those vital functions, our site is focused on research and development, and we have recently become the Global Plant Health Center for FMC.

While maintaining our current crop protection portfolio, we are pivoting towards an increased focus on the development of biologicals and a more sustainable product portfolio.

Teamwork on a global scale

As our new sourcing manager, you will join an experienced sourcing team, which currently consists of two sourcing managers in Asia (China/India) and one sourcing manager in Latin (Brazil). The Global Category Manager, Dana, is based in the US (Philadelphia). You will also be part of the global procurement team, hereof three colleagues based in Copenhagen.

Our primary goal as a team is to develop and implement sourcing strategies that delivers value by reducing risk, improving quality, lower the cost and provide sustainable packaging solutions.  This is done in close collaboration with external suppliers and internal stakeholders. Your colleagues do an excellent job in building good, trustworthy relationships with all stakeholder, which is crucial to have success in this role.

Project management and analytical insight

Your role in the team will be to connect all the dots involved in projects. This requires having the overview and connecting the dots. Daily you will be talking to technical packaging engineers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders from our supply chain group. You will also bring input to our sustainability group and branding/marketing groups.

As our sourcing manager, you can look forward to:

  • Collaboration with a wide range of different stakeholders and push your projects forward to implementation at plant sites.
  • You dive into analytical tasks, where you analyze key data, on pricing, incoterms etc. and supplier analysis
  • Participating in external industry steering groups, related to new legislation in the EMEA region.

This role is a EMEA region role, but depending on your entry-level, there will be an opportunity to also be assigned a global supplier, either immediately or as a development opportunity later.


Building relationships and having your eyes on the results

To thrive in this position, you must be comfortable in an outgoing role, where two days are seldom the same. You are curious by nature and are a self-starting engine that likes to be responsible for your own time and tasks. You might expect your week to look a certain way, but come Friday, 80% may have turned out differently – and you are okay with that.

In addition, we imagine that you:

  • Have some years of relevant experience within sourcing, experience with packaging is a plus  
  • Have min. a bachelor’s degree, preferable within a technical field
  • Project management skills and financial acumen
  • Speak English effortlessly


Have we caught your interest?

If you want to learn more about the position, you are welcome to contact Dana Thompson, our Global Category Manager, Packing at  – and if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to reach out to our HR Business Partner, EIC & Nordic Baltic, Agnethe Taps at or on telephone: +45 2226 9520.

We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and fill the position once we have found the right candidate. So, send us your application and CV as soon as possible.


We look forward to hearing from you.


See Yourself in FMC, Be Yourself in FMC: We strive to be an inclusive workplace where our employees reflect the community, are valued, find purpose in their work, and grow and contribute to their fullest potential. FMC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 



About FMC
We are an agricultural sciences company that advances farming through innovative and sustainable crop protection technologies. From our industry leading discovery pipeline, to unique application systems, to modern biological products, we are passionate about bringing new solutions to farmers around the world. For more than 130 years, FMC has been rooted in agriculture and innovation.  

Our six Core Values define who we are and how we do business: Integrity, Safety, Sustainability, Respect for People, Agility and Customer Centricity. Collectively, these values guide us as individuals and as a team of 6,500 people around the world.