Procurement Business Process Lead

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Relocation Eligible

Company Overview

FMC Corporation is a leading speciality company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow that world's food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.


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. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


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. In short, If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


Following the recent close of the DuPont transaction, FMC is a significantly larger crop protection company with a broader manufacturing footprint, a more complex supply chain, and a greater need to track, report and analyze business performance in a timely, accurate manner. Beginning in 2018, we will launch an initiative to modernize our business processes and systems, which will include investment in a new SAP suite that will support all core business processes.


We have been operating with an SAP system that was installed in the late-1990s, and more recently we added a second SAP system from legacy Cheminova.  The DuPont acquisition presents us with a timely opportunity to modernize and consolidate multiple, inefficient IT systems into a single SAP platform that follows chemical industry best practices and can scale to support our company’s future growth.


This is an important project for FMC, requiring a dedicated team of employees and outside consultants who will work together to modernize every facet of our business processes, including Finance, Supply Chain, Logistics, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory & Compliance, Procurement, Enterprise Master Data, Reporting & Analytics, and other areas.  


The Procurement Business Process Lead has a broad and deep understanding of his/her process area and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of standard and Chemical Industry best practices global processes enabled by SAP S/4 HANA and Ariba. The implementation scope will focus on the FMC Ag Solutions business, including heritage FMC, legacy Cheminova and the heritage DuPont acquired Crop Protection business. As a member of the core Program Integration Team, the Procurement Business Lead will work closely with other functions, IT and the program implementation partner on the end to end process and systems integration. As part of the program governance process, this position will be responsible for leading the Procurement Function Operating Committee to ensure alignment with the function as it relates to scope, process design, organizational impact, amongst other items. The overall Program Operating Committee will be led by the overall Program Leads.


This position is the process owner of the global Procurement template and will partner with the FMC Global Procurement function and is responsible for the overall process definition and design across the different sub-process areas of Procurement. He/she will actively participate in the initial phase of the program defining the strategic intent of the implementation, detailing the scope and project charter as well as building the team. He/she will work closely with the IT Procurement Functional Lead with shared ownership to manage the scope and to ensure implementation of standard processes. The Procurement Business Lead has an integral role in the delivery of the global business blueprint.


The Procurement Business Lead will work closely with the Procurement Center of Excellence on key process design decisions, and with the regional teams of skilled business resources to clearly define local and regulatory requirements, as well as to test all requirements, and support successful Go Live within each location. This position will also partner with the Business Transformation Lead and his/her team on the management of the business transformation including all components of change management (stakeholder engagement, communications, training).


This person can effectively partner with all levels of the organization, provide thought leadership, lead and influence others, drive results, and provide expertise and guidance to monitor and manage the effectiveness of data, technology and process outcomes.


Key Responsibilities:

- Process owner of the procurement global template

- Responsible for the deployment of standard functionality and best practices

- Responsible for creating and keeping updated the project charter and scope documents for the procurement workstreams

- Manage workstream project plan

- Co-lead the business blueprint sessions

- Raise areas of gap along with business case to deviate from standard functionality and best practice

- Work closely with the Business Transformation Lead and his/her team to quantify and articulate the process change

- Work closely with the Reporting & Analytics and Enterprise Data Management Leads to ensure functional needs are captured and developed

- Create and own the functional operating committee (link between the program and the functional owners in the business)

- Build and manage the business functional team

Required Education

A minimum of Bachelors Degree (Finance, Accounting or related academic discipline)  with  7 to 10 years of relevant functional experience in Procurement or operations

  • Practical knowledge of Procurement best practices
  • Project management experience in cross-functional systems implementations
  • Demonstrated skills in working effectively across business lines and partnering with other functions to meet common objectives
  • Previous employment with multinational companies in Agrochemical or related industries
  • Proficient in English



  • Process Management
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive For Results
  •  Perseverance
  • Strategic Agility
  • Dealing with Ambiguity  
  • Business Accumen



EEO Statement

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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