Global Active Ingredient (AI) Finance Manager in Schaffhausen

Department:  Finance
Date:  Apr 12, 2024

About us


We, FMC Agricultural Solutions, provide innovative crop protection solutions to growers around the world. Thanks to the commitment of our 6,500 employees, we are one of the six largest crop protection manufacturers in the world.


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For our new Technology Center in Schaffhausen (Switzerland) we are looking for a


Global Active Ingredient (AI) Finance Manager (m/f/d)


The Global Active Ingredient (AI) Finance Manager is responsible for leading all Manufacturing Finance activities related to AI plants. In this position you will lead a diverse team of 10 and you will report to the Global Operations Finance (OF) Director and play a key role in overseeing AI Plants finance operations as OF transitions to a global operating model.




What you do with us


  • Lead the AI plants manufacturing plants budget, forecast and management reporting process
  • Establish business partnership with Global AI Operations leadership teams across manufacturing and supply chain with focus on value-add analysis on future opportunities for growth as well as cost optimization
  • Lead the CAPEX reporting for the Finance function involving partnering with Capital Manager and multiple plants/engineers to ensure efficient application of Capital funding as well as determining post- project metrics
  • Monthly reviews with VP Operations and Global Director FPA on global AI performance and expected future results vs Budget and vs prior forecast.  This extends to SAR, CAPEX and EBIT.
  • Responsible for Duty Drawback claims/process in excess of $16m per annum
  • Management of the ABHK entity which controls the majority of AI intermediate processing costs; understanding the different business model; standardizing the financial approach to costing; optimizing/changing system requirements to meet the specific entity needs
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for operations finance for manufacturing plants. Monitor and drive initiatives to improve KPIs across manufacturing plants
  • Partner with the business to provide finance insights that improve business outcomes
  • Support strategic ad-hoc project requests including financial modeling, process improvement and system optimization




Your qualifications


  • Undergraduate degree in Finance / Accounting or other relevant field. MBA or related graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience within the Finance or Accounting disciplines with focus on FP&A/Sourcing analytics
  • Diversified Industrial Products/Manufacturing industry experience required
  • Global experience in finance leadership roles managing supervisor/manager level reports
  • Experience with all aspects of financial reporting cycle including development of annual budget, monthly forecast, management reporting, financial projections and operations expense management required
  • Ability to manage medium to complex projects, from inception to execution
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact and influence different partners (local or remote)




Are you interested?

If you are convinced that you can make a difference in this position and share our commitment to diversity, collaboration and quality, we look forward to receiving your application.

We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously and fill the position once we have found the right candidate.

We look forward to hearing from you.