Global MRL Strategy Manager

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Mar 7, 2023


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

Trade of Crop Protection Product treated commodities is global and dynamic.  Existing pesticide regulations are constantly evolving.  Growers, Commodity Groups, Processors and Exporters are becoming very savvy regarding import tolerances as a potential trade barrier, resulting in decisions on the selection of Crop Protection Products being based on whether Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) or Import Tolerances (ITs) are available in key importing countries.



To ensure FMC and customers’ needs are addressed, the MRL Strategy Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Support the Global Regulatory Affairs function and the business in developing MRL strategy for key assets and uses globally.
  • Support marketing and sales in addressing customer questions and needs as it relates to MRLs.
  • Evaluate business projects to assess their completeness regarding trade and import tolerance needs to support successful launches.
  • Prioritize, develop and implement strategies for addressing global and country MRLs based on regulatory requirement updates, including Codex, EU, US, Canada, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and China.
  • Conduct MRL evaluations to identify MRL/IT needs for existing assets and uses globally.
  • Conduct trade mapping to identify key trading countries for FMC assets and uses.
  • Represent FMC at MRL/IT meetings with industry, regulators, and grower groups/processors.
  • Redefine the FMC MRL/IT Process and Standards to ensure compliance. 
  • Train AgSolutions staff as necessary regarding MRL/ITs, trade and the MRL/IT Process.
  • Understand, keep abreast and maintain a repository of current and future global MRL regulations, including identification of those with default values or accepting Codex or other country MRLs. 
  • Maintain an MRL Master Database of planned and submitted MRL/IT petitions, tracking and providing update to the business.
  • Address trade and business implications resulting from reduction of MRLs to default in one region on other regions. 
  • Oversee FMC residue trials and resulting MRLs globally with a view to leverage resources and develop consolidated IT submission requests.


Required Education

BSc/MSc/PhD or equivalent experience in technical fields relating to pesticides i.e., residues.



  • Minimum 5 years experience in pesticide registration and/or residues.
  • In depth knowledge of pesticide regulations as they apply to residues and MRLs.
  • Understanding of Secondary Standards and their implications for customers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Analytically strong with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time.


Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Full vaccination means that two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). All applicants will be required to show proof of their vaccination status upon receipt of an offer of employment. Exemptions will be granted only to those applicants who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief.   FMC will work with those who apply for and are granted exemptions in an effort to identify reasonable accommodations which will permit those individuals to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.


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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