Sr. State Registration and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Department:  Sales
Date:  May 4, 2022


FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.

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.  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.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

The Senior State Registration and Regulatory Affairs Manager is accountable for the development and implementation of regulatory strategies and tactical plans to grow and defend the US Crop product portfolio in all US states with an emphasis on California. The position is accountable for delivering favorable state registration outcomes and influencing state-level regulatory policies important to the business.  The position requires extensive state regulatory competency as well as strong negotiating and influencing skills




  • Drive the development of state-level regulatory strategies, plans, and quality submissions for the US Crop product portfolio to enable optimal business results in all key states.
  • Provide supervisory responsibilities to the State Registration and Label Specialists within the US Regulatory team.
  • Lead in understanding, interpreting and complying with all state pesticide laws and regulations pertaining to the sale and use of products in the US states.
  • Lead in understanding the regulatory initiatives that shape the regulatory environment for the industry in California, Florida, New York and other key states with well-developed regulatory systems by actively participating on influential state regulatory industry committees/work groups including the American Association of Pest Control Officials and the Western Plant Health Association.
  • Lead in understanding and interpreting non-pesticide laws and regulations in the states with an emphasis on California, Florida, New York and other key states that impact the business with a focus on water quality, air quality and endangered species protection. Recommend actions in advance of legislative and regulatory pressure.
  • Establish strong professional relationships with key decision makers in regulatory Agencies including the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the California State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards.
  • Coordinate state regulatory and government affairs activities with FMC Corporate state and federal Government Affairs efforts.
  • Collaborate closely with US Regional Business teams to provide timely regulatory insights resulting in optimal business results.
  • Effectively manage unplanned events that affect quality of state submissions and budgets.
  • Integrate the Product Stewardship and Responsible Care codes of FMC into regulatory strategies and plans in the US states.



Bachelors degree or advanced degree in scientific discipline or equivalent experience in regulatory and legislative affairs.



  • Minimum 10 years experience in registration and regulatory affairs in key states including California, Florida and New York.
  • In depth knowledge of state regulatory data requirements, programs and policies with an emphasis on the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
  • In depth knowledge of the California Food and Agricultural Code and California Water Code as it pertains to agriculture, pesticide use and water quality.
  • Experience with the California State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards and knowledge of their authority as it relates to agriculture and the use of pesticides under the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act and the federal Clean Water Act.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence for positive outcomes.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Analytically strong with attention to details.
  • Ability to travel 30% of time


  • Drive for Results              
  • Integrity and Trust          
  • Decision Quality
  • Learning on the Fly         
  • Customer Focus               
  • Problem Solving
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Priority Setting                 
  • Creativity


Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Full vaccination means that two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). All applicants will be required to show proof of their vaccination status upon receipt of an offer of employment. Exemptions will be granted only to those applicants who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief.   FMC will work with those who apply for and are granted exemptions in an effort to identify reasonable accommodations which will permit those individuals to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.

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