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Global Category Manager, Commodities & Functional Additives

FMC Agricultural Solutions / Cheminova



Company Overview:

Across the last few years, FMC finalized the transition into a Tier 1 Agriculture company and embarked on an extensive internal program to modernize business processes, both of which were made possible by the talented people who make-up the unique FMC DNA. Successful individuals at FMC are results oriented, efficient, strong decision-makers, influencers, smart, and incredibly hardworking. We have fun, and care deeply for those around us. We are looking for the right person who will complement the existing culture and who will live the vision of being a progressive, diverse and inclusive company, where employees come to work each day with a strong sense of belonging.

Role Overview:

Your role is based in Geneva, Switzerland. You will report into the Global Procurement Director. 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 Global Category Manager, you are responsible for Commodity Chemicals and Functional Additives globally with a total global spend of $200M, including all solvents, chlor-alkali products, mineral acids, bases, mineral salts, oils, silicates and surfactants. You are also responsible for the development and professional happiness of three fantastic Sourcing Managers located in the North America, Latin America, and EMEA regions.

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. Understand and articulate the category strategy and differentiate values drivers such as oil and currency fluctuations from market dynamics and applied sourcing strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

This is an environment for leaders. This is 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 of time. You can anticipate the following key responsibilities:

  • Develop market intelligence on supply base worldwide, monitor key events that may result in a security of supply risk (natural disasters, force majeure, transportation issues, etc.)
  • 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
  • Work closely with regional Sourcing Managers to ensure implementation of sourcing strategies and to develop skills and capabilities of the emerging talent
  • Work in collaboration 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
  • Achieve optimal overall cost position utilizing the global supply market, seek advantages by exploiting price differential in international markets
  • Monitor key suppliers to ensure compliance with governmental regulations, continued compliance with product specification and to ensure they continually meet quantity and delivery commitments
  • Employ negotiation strategies to achieve specified business goals optimizing EBIT and payables benefits
  • Work closely with Law Department to author, edit, maintain and amend contracts
  • Plan, manage and report regularly on cost saving and working capital goals
  • Apply best-in-class procurement processes and technology to enhance the efficiency of the process; utilizes the all key enabling tools, such as spend performance management, Ariba, benefits tracking, contract management, etc.

Your profile

You possess as a minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other equivalent science subjects and a minimum of 5 years work experience in Commodity Chemicals & Functional Additives related Procurement.

Additional we expect you to have:

  • Relevant and recent Procurement Transformation experience
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Experience interacting at the C-Level
  • Experience managing and developing teams

The role requires International and domestic travel: 20 – 30%

Additional information

Please submit your application and CV as soon as possible and no later than August 31st, 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you.

See Yourself in FMC, Be Yourself in FMC: We strive to be an inclusive workplace where our employees reflect the community, are valued, find purpose in their work, and grow and contribute to their fullest potential. FMC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline:
31 Aug 2020

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