Corporate and Business Counsel

Department:  Legal
Date:  Aug 30, 2022

FMC Corporation has an opening for a Corporate and Business Counsel. This unique position will support the company’s corporate functions, as well as its commercial and procurement teams. This role will report to the Associate General Counsel managing corporate, procurement, and North American business legal support.



  • Provide support on general corporate and SEC matters, including the Proxy Statement, 8Ks, 10Ks and 10Qs, ESG disclosures and reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, Delaware corporate law and NYSE requirements
  • Collaborate with Finance, Treasury, Tax and other teams on banking and investments matters, intercompany agreements, credit agreements, cross-border business and tax planning, and internal controls
  • Support M&A and strategic corporate transactions, including conducting and coordinating due diligence, drafting term sheets and agreements, managing closings and post-acquisition integration, and effectively managing external advisers
  • Negotiate procurement agreements, including raw material supply, master services, manufacturing and consulting agreements
  • Analyze and negotiate commercial agreements, including sales and distribution, confidentiality and material transfer agreements
  • Coordinate with business counsel in the development of key commercial agreements and legal strategies, while continuing to implement and improve standard T&Cs to achieve business goals
  • Research and evaluate risk factors from a legal perspective regarding business decisions and operations; provide legal advice and support to internal stakeholders
  • Engage stakeholders with contracting practices and risk mitigation strategy
  • Ensure contract negotiation compliance with FMC’s corporate contract principles, with directed legal guidance focused on the protection of FMC’s intellectual property
  • Issue spot and effectively and clearly communicate compliance obligations, on a global and country basis.
  • Develop and lead compliance-related training for functional and commercial teams
  • Provide guidance to corporate paralegal supporting and maintaining U.S. and global subsidiaries
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required




  • Excellent attention to detail, superior oral and written communication skills, project management skills
  • Hard working, high integrity, good judgment, well organized and able to manage numerous projects independently under deadline pressure
  • Prioritize and manage complex issues and projects that have significant business impact
  • Creatively partner with business leaders to achieve the business objectives without incurring unacceptable business or legal risk
  • Build, manage and work well in a flat team structure and involving a diverse professional team of internal and external legal, tax, and finance professionals
  • Be a self-starter and perform without significant direct supervision
  • Avoid win/lose situations and ensure productive resolutions of conflict
  • Identify areas of risk/concern in area of responsibility
  • Create and conduct formal presentations
  • Build solid, effective working relationships with others
  • Interact effectively with all levels of management
  • Express ideas clearly and convey necessary information
  • Serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues
  • Think strategically and tactically
  • Negotiate skillfully, present ideas persuasively, and close transactions with mutually beneficial results


  • 3-5 years’ experience in corporate and securities transactions at a law firm or in-house legal department
  • Experience in agricultural sciences industry or other commercial experience a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Results-oriented individual with ability to work under pressure
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Bachelors’ Degree
  • Juris Doctor
  • Active Bar Membership or Licensure


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia