Manufacturing Finance Manager, Lithium

Location US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
# Positions
Full Time
Domestic Travel Required
Relocation Eligible

Company Overview

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty 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.


Responsible for manufacturing finance including budgeting, forecasting, process management and process improvements across the Lithium organization. The position is a business partnership role with support of the Global Operations Director, the plant managers and other manufacturing personnel being a key objective. The role will directly supervise and manage plant controllers and indirectly their plant finance departments. Input into accounting and internal and external reporting is also a job component.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Key contributor to budget and forecast process for Lithium business and manufacturing organization.
  • Ability to translate manufacturing finance information into economic & operational terms to support sound decisionmaking by the business unit.
  • Management of staff at plant and administrative locations is a key responsibility, with the objective being accurate, interconnected and transparent financial management. Managers reporting to this position are at other locations, so regular visits to plants and operating sites are expected.
  • Improve business reporting of manufacturing performance and understand how impacts flow through the income statement.
  • Review monthly variance reporting, production reports from all sites and report consolidated results to management. Take action to remedy process shortcomings. Troubleshoot results and ensure they conform to US GAAP policy.
  • Significant engagement with Operations, Supply Chain, Accounting, Procurement. Additional engagement with Tax & Treasury, Central Engineering, the Technical Center and business Engineering departments.
  • Provide analytic support for business decisionmaking in manufacturing and engineering, emerging manufacturing strategies & other special projects.
  • Initiate and lead financial process improvements to promote efficiency and accuracy.
  • Support the capital planning, budget & forecasting and gated Capital Deployment processes led by Operations.
  • Understand and work towards improving business reporting of FX and Argentina inflation impacts on historical results and forecasts.
  • Significant involvement in tolling and buy/sell relationships with long-term external vendors involved in the materials processing. Focus is on China but other regions are involved as well.
  • Promotes a culture of change and continuous improvement within a climate of integrity, trust and open communication.


Safety, Health, and Environment

  • Be aware and follow all FMC Environmental, Health & Safety policies.   Attend training classes and stay aware of changes to these policies by accessing the intranet, e-mails and other means.
  • Promotes the strong belief that all jobs can be performed safely and that no job is worth doing that would risk the health, safety, or welfare of employees or community.

Required Education

BS or equivalent in Accounting; CPA or MBA preferred

  • 10 years accounting or finance experience, with plant and manufacturing finance/cost accounting in their background strongly preferred, with 3 years supervising financial personnel.
  • An individual should have knowledge of manufacturing finance with in-depth understanding of variances. Software and platform experience with SAP, including BI and PA modules and costing, is important.

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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