Sourcing Manager, Contract Manufacturing Formulation & Packaging

Department:  Procurement
Date:  Jan 11, 2022

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 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.


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 cross-functional teams (Regulatory, Tech Center, Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, etc.) to executing category strategies based on a thorough understanding of FMC’s business and external market conditions (e.g. RFI, RFP, RFQ, scorecard and bid analysis, etc.)
  • 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.)
  • 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), Procurement and Supply Chain Operations to resolve supply issues and to improve process


Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or related field
  • 2-5+ years of experience within sourcing, procurement, commercial, or operations for the Pharmaceutical, Agricultural, or related chemical sectors
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking (Analytical Skills / Creative Solution)
  • Project Management
  • Financial Acumen
  • Negotiation
  • Stakeholder Management (Relationship)
  • Endless curiosity, motivation, and determination to succeed