Global Category Manager, Energy

Department:  Procurement
Date:  May 22, 2022

Role Overview:


Your role is based at the FMC Tower in Philadelphia. You will report to the Global Procurement Director, Formulation & Packaging, and Energy. 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.


The Global Category Manager will work closely with Operations and other senior-level internal stakeholders to negotiate and execute electrical power and natural gas contracts across FMC's global footprint (a total of 26 Formulation and Active Ingredient manufacturing sites) to create a low-cost and reliable energy portfolio. In addition, the Global Category Manager will also identify critical market conditions, regulations, and market structures to help evaluate potential savings opportunities and help develop our strategy to achieve FMC's ambitious goal of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2035.




This is an environment for leaders. It is also a highly visible role. There will be constant change and high expectations. We are seeking a candidate that can hit the ground running and make a visible impact within a short period. You can anticipate the following key responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive energy global strategy
  • Work in collaboration with the Plant Operations group to ensure leadership alignment on the strategy, progression, and execution of the strategy, and annual reviews and adjustments to align with stakeholder objectives
  • Analyze markets, regulations, and trends, including economic and geopolitical influences in markets where FMC operates
  • Support global energy forecasting and budget planning and reporting activities
  • Work collaboratively with operations and finance teams on energy forecasting, financial modeling, and hedging strategies
  • Provide periodic category updates to the leadership team detailing key supplier initiatives, savings to target, and category spend & trend analysis
  • Own and manage key supplier relationships (e.g., refreshing, developing, and tracking metrics (KPIs/SLAs) as well as all associated contract life-cycle management activities (e.g., renewing expiring contracts, updating pricing, etc.)



  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) required; MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of experience working in the utility/energy industry
  • Experience in global energy markets and trading; understanding of energy markets, regulatory policies, and trends
  • Experience in energy markets, energy trading, power contract negotiations, energy regulations, renewable development, or energy generation technologies
  • Ability to evaluate new energy markets, utility tariffs, policies, power contracts, or evaluating new energy sourcing opportunities and technologies
  • Familiarity with renewable credit programs, renewable project development, power forecasting and scheduling, portfolio management theory, advanced energy storage, or alternative energy resources
  • Experience building relationships and working with industry stakeholders, such as utilities, regional power planning agencies, renewable project developers, project investors, and renewable OEMs
  • Thorough understanding of Natural Gas and Electricity Hedging and Market Fundamentals
  • Experience working across regions in a multi-national organization
  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, including excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Proficient in using ERP Systems, SAP preferred
  • International and domestic travel: 10 – 20%