Principal, FMC Ventures

Department:  Administration
Date:  May 4, 2023


FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.


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. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


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.


Business/Function/Role Overview

FMC Ventures is the venture capital arm of FMC Corporation.  Our mission is to back emerging technologies that can create strategic advantages for FMC. In pursuit of this mission, we are evaluating breakthroughs in several domains including genomics, robotics, deep learning, digital, agFinTech, and synthetic biology among others. We are interested in the opportunities that emerge from the convergence of several disciplines. Purpose of this role is to assist in evaluating promising opportunities and help make good investment decisions via analysis and debate. This includes

  • Conduct technical due-diligence on potential investment opportunities.
  • Develop investment thesis for select opportunities and opportunity spaces via debate and analysis with key stakeholders and members of the Investment Committee.
  • Solicit feedback to support development of investment thesis from internal (R&D, Commercial, Precision Ag, Marketing, etc.) and external (academics, investors,founders, etc. ) subject matter experts and resources
  • Support and lead presentation of select investment cases to the Investment Committee
  • Support and lead negotiation of term sheets for select approved investments
  • Coordinate with internal and external counsel to support diligence and review of shareholder and related investment agreements
  • Directly manage a portfolio of investments, and assist in overall portfolio management including internal reporting
  • Liase with members of the FMC Operating Committee to provide support and advice to portfolio companies in the areas of product development, regulatory, IP, manufacturing and procurement
  • Generate new deal pipeline
  • Direct activities of Analyst / Associate supporting lead generation, investment thesis development, portfolio management and preparation of related materials to support internal and external discussion and presentation
  • Coordinate with FMC Communications to support content development for FMC website and social media outlets
  • Provide technical guidance in negotiating licensing and partnership deals.  
  • Serve as board observer or director for FMC portfolio companies
  • Represent FMC Ventures as a speaker / moderator at industry events  


Preferred  qualifications and preferred traits

  • Advanced graduate degree in  Biochemistry, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, or related fields.
  • Five or more years of work experience in agriculture, preferably in ag-biotech.
  • Prior experience in evaluating or scouting emerging technologies.
  • A well-informed point of view about the emerging breakthroughs and the technologies mentioned above.
  • Write clearly and persuasively in simple prose free of jargon.
  • Financial modeling experience
  • Thrives in uncertain, fast-paced, ambiguous, and complex situations.
  • Sufficient task relevant maturity and judgement to make decisions with imperfect information.
  • Prior work experience in venture investments, private equity, and/or startup operations is preferred.
  • Experience working in a multi-national company is a plus


Location:  Strongly preferred location is RTP, North Carolina.



EEO Statement:

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.











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