Facilities Director, Stine Research Center (Newark, Delaware)

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Apr 18, 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


Primary Responsibilities:   FMC has an exciting opportunity for a Facilities Director to join our company.  Stine Research Center in Newark, Delaware is FMC’s Global R&D Headquarters and is a unique agricultural research facility on a 515 acre property with over 800,000 SF of office, labs, and greenhouse space.  Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, the primary responsibility of the Facilities Director is to direct all aspects of Facilities and Operations, including environmental health, safety, and security; maintenance and utility services; engineering; capital project execution; budget management; site services; sustainability initiatives; third party lease and asset management; and external relations.    


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure facilities are designed and operating in a safe, secure, and environmentally sound manner; demonstrate commitment to the principle that the health and safety of employees, contractors, visitors, and our surrounding community is the top priority.
  • Serve as the company official on all site operating and environmental permits; accountable for ensuring compliance to OSHA and all other applicable Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements as well as following the ACC’s (American Chemistry Council) Responsible Care Management System principles.
  • Effectively manage a $26M annual site operating budget; drive cost management strategies and accurate forecasting of monthly expenditures to meet budget targets.
  • Manage the site’s fixed asset management resources and processes; conduct annual asset inventories to ensure compliance with accounting principles.
  • Partner with the Site Facilities Engineering Team and R&D to continually develop the site’s five-year capital investment plan; identify infrastructure needs and facility improvements/expansions to deliver value-added projects that support the advancement of the R&D pipeline.
  • Identify and support sustainability initiatives and special projects to drive corporate Net Zero goals and reduce the site’s environmental footprint (GHG emissions, energy consumption, waste minimization programs).
  • Provide direction and guidance to site maintenance, power/utility operations, and site service teams (e.g., space planning, janitorial, roads and grounds, etc.) to ensure reliable and efficient operations.
  • Manage existing third-party tenant lease agreements to fulfill landlord obligations; handle negotiations; calculate rent and operating fees and prepare invoices.
  • Understand and maintain all property-related records (e.g. easements, land development plans) and serve as the site contact for all property-related inquiries.
  • Serve as leader for the site’s external engagement efforts with the goal to make a positive impact on the community in which we live and work; partner with other functions such as Government Affairs to maintain and build relationships with community and government officials.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS or MS Degree in Facilities Management, Engineering, or related fields  
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in a Site Manager or multidisciplinary management role at a research facility is preferred
  • Property and Project Management experience
  • Knowledge of environmental, health, safety, and security practices and regulations
  • Experience with incident and crisis management
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • High organizational skills with the ability to effectively multi-task


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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