Chemical Sourcing Manager

Department:  Procurement
Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Company Overview:

Across the last few years, FMC finalized the transition into a Tier 1 Agriculture company and embarked on an extensive internal program to modernize business processes, both of which were made possible by the talented people who make-up the unique FMC DNA. Successful individuals at FMC are results oriented, efficient, strong decision-makers, influencers, smart, and incredibly hardworking. We have fun, and care deeply for those around us. We are looking for the right person who will complement the existing culture and who will live the vision of being a progressive, diverse and inclusive company, where employees come to work each day with a strong sense of belonging.


Role Overview:

Your role is based in the FMC Tower in Philadelphia, PA. You will report into the Global Category Manager. Front and center of your everyday FMC will require you to display your commitment to our six core values: Integrity, Safety, Sustainability, Respect for People, Agility and Customer Centricity. Using FMC’s core values as a launching pad to achieve outstanding results in a demanding day to day schedule.


As the Chemical Sourcing Manager, you will work within FMC’s Global Procurement Group as a key member of the Formulation Tolling team, responsible for the procurement of tolling services/contract manufacturing for Agricultural formulation products and packaging in the North America. You will be responsible for performing category management activities including, but not limited to, category strategy development, strategic sourcing, stakeholder management, contract lifecycle management, supplier performance management, and continuous cost and performance improvement. As the ideal candidate you will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment along with other bright and motivated individuals.


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are valued, find purpose in their work, and grow and contribute to their fullest potential.


Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a candidate that can hit the ground running and make a visible impact within a short period of time. You can anticipate the following key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with functional leads to build subcategory strategies based on a thorough understanding of FMC’s business and external market conditions
  • Conduct cost-analysis activities in partnership with finance and the business to identify savings opportunities against management targets
  • Develop market intelligence on supply base for the region, monitor key events that may result in a security of supply risk (natural disasters, force majeure, logistics issues, etc.)
  • Develop and execute subcategory sourcing strategies (e.g. RFI, RFP, RFQ, scorecard and bid analysis, etc.)
  • Negotiate supplier contracts utilizing FMC contract templates & procedures
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships and manage supplier performance
  • Integrate best practices and modernized business processes across FMC, ensuring best use of tools, techniques and processes
  • Develop forecasts and other internal communications regarding Tolling/Contract Manufacturing services
  • Collaborate with FMC’s Global Procurement Group’s Center of Excellence (CoE) team
  • Collaboration with the Procurement and Supply Chain Operations to resolve supply issues and to improve process
  • Sustainability Journey: Drive FMC net zero target by 2035, through supplier selection and sourcing decision in adherence with overall Company direction


Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or relative work Experence.
  • 3-5 years of experience within sourcing, procurement, commercial, or operations for the Pharmaceutical, Agricultural, or related chemical sectors
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to prioritize and self-direct
  • Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively
  • Critical thinking and effective problem solving
  • Professional and ethical personal conduct and demeanor
  • Endless curiosity, motivation, and determination to succeed


Beneficial Additions:

  • MBA
  • Consulting experience
  • International work experience
  • Fluency in additional languages


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia