IT Sourcing Manager

Location US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
2018-8234
# Positions
1
Exp. (Yrs)
3+
Type
Full Time
Visa Sponsorship
No
Domestic Travel Required
Yes
% Domestic Travel
5%
Int'l Travel required
Yes
% Int'l Travel
5%
Company Vehicle
No
Working from Home Office
No
Relocation Eligible
No
Works with Chemicals
No
Lifting required
No

Company Overview

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow the 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.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

Responsibilities

Based at the FMC Tower (global headquarters in Philadelphia), this position is responsible for the Procurement of IT categories. This includes IT services, telecom, hardware and software and will report into the Director Procurement, R&D and Professional Services. This position acts as a partner to both IT and the business in identifying and managing sourcing needs, developing relationships with suppliers and maintaining subject matter expertise in relevant categories to bring innovative procurement solutions at the highest value and total lowest cost to FMC.

 

FMC recently underwent a major acquisition and divesture and will continue to grow. These changes, as well as our Business Process Modernization effort enabled by SAP S/4HANA, have led to an extremely high volume of IT projects which require strong and effective management.

 

FMC is a fast paced, agile and fun environment. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, problem-solver, hardworking personality who is personable and kind. Additionally, we are looking for a candidate with the varied experience to help ensure success. The IT Procurement category is broad, and we need someone who can do it all: services, hardware, software, telecom etc. The IT sourcing manager must be looking to learn and have the desire to expand their scope of knowledge. Finally, standout candidates will be able to adapt to change and be open to challenging their comfort zone.

 

Responsibilities

  • Development and execution of sourcing strategies. You will own the execution of sourcing strategies which deliver value to the organization while constantly striving for improved quality. 
  • Category management support. This includes:
    • Contributing to and supporting execution of FMC’s internal Procurement Strategy Supporting contract life-cycle management (e.g., renewing expiring contracts, updating pricing annually, etc.).
    • Supporting supplier management (e.g., refreshing, developing and tracking metrics (KPIs/SLAs).
    • Supporting the development of the supplier capability matrix
    • Studying and understanding the marketplace for changes, managing potential business impact, and developing risk mitigation plans. 
  • Continuous Improvement support. This includes both department/category specific business process improvements (e.g., enhancements to the sourcing process, development or revision of key sourcing procedures, documenting processes, etc.) and personal development.

 

Required Education

Requirements

 

  • Ability to build and enhance relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Strong analytical thinking and Excel capabilities e.g., aptitude to formulate relatively complex formulas within excel, i.e. VLOOKUP, INDEX MATCH, IF combined with AND / OR, SUMIF, COUNTIF, CHOOSE etc.
  • Robust knowledge of the standard procurement process
  • Ability to create, refine, and execute high quality RFPs/RFIs
  • Ability to lead negotiations with suppliers and develop contracts in conjunction with the Legal department
  • Experience within IT Procurement in any major subcategory, and ideally, experience with major enterprise agreements e.g. SAP, Microsoft etc.
  • Proactive leadership to drive continuous improvement (in every area)
  • The ability to simultaneously think on a micro and macro level
  • An excellent team-player

*All applying candidates must meet the minimum Education and Experience requirements.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 3 years Procurement experience, of which 2 years specifically in IT Procurement
  • Additional language skills a plus e.g., Spanish, German, Mandarin etc.
  • Knowledge of Ariba Sourcing is strongly preferred

Grade A:

  • 3 to 5 years procurement experience (2 years specifically in IT Procurement)
  • Must have experience managing multiple projects and tasks effectively with an overall attention to detail

Grade B:

  • MBA is strongly preferred
  • 5+ years procurement experience (3+ years specifically in IT Procurement)
  • Experience within IT Category Management and IT Sourcing Strategy development
  • International experience is strongly preferred

 

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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