Global Category Manager, AI & Intermediates Contract Manufacturing

Department:  Procurement
Date:  May 24, 2023
<p _msthash="819" _msttexthash="8310042" style="text-align:justify">This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading agricultural sciences company and be part of the Global Procurement team. <p _msthash="819" _msttexthash="8310042" style="text-align:justify">  <p _msthash="818" _msttexthash="93587" style="text-align:justify">About Us <p _msthash="817" _msttexthash="77991043" style="text-align:justify">FMC is an agricultural sciences company that advances farming through innovative and sustainable crop protection technologies. From our industry leading discovery pipeline, to unique application systems, to modern biological products, we are passionate about bringing new solutions to farmers around the world. For more than 130 years, FMC has been rooted in agriculture and innovation.  <p _msthash="817" _msttexthash="77991043" style="text-align:justify">  <p _msthash="816" _msttexthash="30709614" style="text-align:justify">Our six Core Values define who we are and how we do business: Integrity, Safety, Sustainability, Respect for People, Agility and Customer Centricity. Collectively, these values guide us as individuals and as a team of 6,500 people around the world.  <p _msthash="816" _msttexthash="30709614" style="text-align:justify">  <p _msthash="815" _msttexthash="445003117" style="text-align:justify">At the Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, you become part of an inclusive team that works together to bring value to growers across the region through differentiated, sustainable and innovative crop protection and nutrition solutions. With an Asia Pacific organization comprising around 2,600 employees spread across 16 countries, you will be joining a truly diverse international team. 
About the Role
Your role is based in Singapore. You will report into the Global Procurement Director, Active Ingredients and Intermediates. As the Global Category Manager, you are responsible for contract manufacturing/tolling globally with a total global spend of $800M, including all active ingredients and intermediates. You are also responsible for the growth, development, and professional happiness of two to three fantastic Sourcing Managers, located in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions. This role requires 20-30% international travel. <p _msthash="815" _msttexthash="445003117" style="text-align:justify">  <p _msthash="814" _msttexthash="137893496" style="text-align:justify">The successful candidate will have an acute awareness of geopolitical and market conditions and know when to use the information to drive further value for FMC. You will have mastered the technical expertise and skills required to negotiate, contract and deliver the best value while ensuring reliability of supply, quality and service for a highly regulated industry. Develop, articulate and implement the category strategy and differentiate value drivers such as oil and currency fluctuations from market dynamics. <p _msthash="814" _msttexthash="137893496" style="text-align:justify">  <p _msthidden="1" style="text-align:justify"><font _msthash="813" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2019810">You can anticipate the following key responsibilities: <ul _msthidden="1"> <li _msthash="975" _msthidden="1" _msttexthash="106640872" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="7942285">Develop, refine and implement a global category strategy for Tolling/Contract Manufacturing of AIs and intermediates
    <li _msthash="975" _msthidden="1" _msttexthash="106640872" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="4230889">Engage continuously with stakeholders in the business, procurement, and suppliers <li _msthash="975" _msthidden="1" _msttexthash="106640872" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="6067035">Regularly review, update, and refine category strategy in line with business strategy and objectives <li _msthash="975" _msthidden="1" _msttexthash="106640872" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="10021739">Identify and implement opportunities to reduce cost by challenging and continuously improving how the business receives materials
<li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="7849699">Responsible and accountable for Contract /Toll manufacturing, supplier negotiations, and relationship management
    <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2382744">Negotiate, develop, and facilitate contracts and agreements <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2969733">Develop and lead global and regional supplier relationship programs <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2160951">Work closely with Operations Teams for supply continuity <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="25605606">Develop price control strategies based on total cost of ownership and product life cycle which include analysis of manufacturing process, understanding raw materials cost structure and factors that impact their cost <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="22277749">Apply best-in-class procurement processes and technology to enhance the efficiency of the process; utilizes all key enabling tools, such as spend performance management, Ariba, contract management, etc. <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2843113">Accountable for annual budget, as well as monthly price forecasting
<li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="4360343">Ensure security and reliability of supply from Contract/Toll manufacturing network
    <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="18066880">Collaborate with R&D, QA/QC, manufacturing, supply chain and regulatory to qualify new sources of supply and to seek value engineering opportunities to lower total cost of products <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="1646528">Maintain or establish multiple sources of supply <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="15047630">Maintain a properly qualified, highly reliable, and agile network of contract manufacturers while balancing risk associated with geography and market fluctuation
<li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="845793">Growth and development of the team
    <li _msthidden="1" style="text-align: justify;"><font _msthash="1202" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="118367821"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="7464730"><font _msthash="1046" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="13115128">Work closely with team of Sourcing Managers to ensure implementation of sourcing strategies and to develop skills and capabilities of the emerging talent
<p _msthidden="1" style="text-align:justify">  <p _msthidden="1" style="text-align:justify"><font _msthash="1240" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="55343808"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="7464730"><font _msthash="1046" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="45461481">About You
The key to success in this position is a strong drive for results. This is an environment for leaders and a highly visible role. There will be constant change and high expectations. We are seeking a candidate who can hit the ground running and make a visible impact within a short period of time. <p _msthidden="1" style="text-align:justify">  <p _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="952" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3055972244"><font _istranslated="1" _msthash="813" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="7464730"><font _msthash="1046" _msthidden="1" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="20154771">We also expect that you possess the following qualities:
    <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1323" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="10721906">Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other equivalent science subjects; MBA in business management desired <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1324" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="11931543">Strong understanding of Procurement processes and their integration points to Supply Chain, Operations and Finance to lead a center led global team  <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1325" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2520895">Demonstrated expertise in chemical manufacturing technology  <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1326" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="585650">S/4 HANA experience is a plus  <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1327" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="1470261">Financial and Business acumen is a requirement  <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1328" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="1965912">Experience negotiator with demonstrated track record  <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1329" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="3354806">Develop inclusive relationships at different levels of the organization   <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1330" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2110095">Strong communication and stakeholder management skills   <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1331" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2279615">Ability to communicate complex topics to diverse audiences   <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1332" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="1281371">Ability to influence sound decision making   <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1333" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="4633135">Ability to adjust and lead others through rapidly changing environments and priorities   <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1334" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2635854">Can drive progress and tactfully resolve situations of conflict   <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1335" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="2652793">Operate with speed and intensity; accelerate the pace of delivery   <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1336" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="1378091">Balance long-term and short-term objectives <li _msthash="1220" _msttexthash="45336239"><font _msthash="1337" _mstmutation="1" _msttexthash="10849891">Beneficial Additions: consulting experience, international work experience, and fluency in additional languages will be added advantage
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