Administrative Assistant

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Feb 12, 2024

FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Job Description

Administrative Assistant – Discovery


This is an exciting opportunity to join FMC Stine Research Center reporting directly to the Director of Discovery, FMC Agricultural Solutions. This position is highly visible and communicates with contacts and functions at all levels in the organization.

The successful candidate will perform a full range of complex secretarial, administrative and general office duties of a responsible and confidential nature.


Required Education:

•    5+ years prior experience required supporting senior level management.

•    A certification program, associates or college degree is a plus.

•    Advanced training in Microsoft applications including Teams, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and other applications.

•    Experience in SAP is a plus.



•    Flexibility and adaptability to changing environments.

•    Ability to follow through with all projects until final delivery. 

•    Ability to work well in teams and to take on projects from staff members.

•    A strong customer service disposition; ability to deal with numerous functions and a strong attention to detail.

•    Ability to learn key FMC business processes.



  • Provide high-level administrative support for the Discovery management staff.
  • Place non-routine orders and run reports related to purchasing activities utilizing procurement systems. 
  • Plan and coordinate meetings involving other parts of FMC or outside companies.
  • Arrange travel schedules and reservations for the Discovery management staff.
  • Support management of complex and confidential records, including managing SharePoint sites.
  • Prepare or edit communication emails for distribution.
  • Proof presentation materials.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Assist in planning site events.
  • Support for onboarding/off boarding of new employees/contractors/interns in Discovery.
  • Provide high-level administrative support for the Discovery Biology staff when appropriate.

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department. 

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