For over twenty years, FMC Lithium has been innovating, manufacturing and delivering products and technologies to power a cleaner, healthier and more mobile world. We have grown as a leader in the industry through partnership with our customers, thriving in a marketplace full of challenges and opportunities. The success we’ve achieved follows a simple but critical promise to our customers: provide consistent, high quality products, ensure security of supply, and anticipate solutions for future needs; all backed by a deep expertise in material science.
This expertise and the unprecedented growth in the market made it clear that FMC Lithium is ready to separate into an independently traded company by the end of 2018. The FMC Lithium business is poised to stand on its own with leaders and talent that will drive the organization to greater opportunities and accomplishments. We are investing in our future and our customers’ future, and our best is yet to come.
This position will be responsible for the indirect goods and services procured by Lithium, including professional services, such as IT, telecom, human resources, travel, as well as MRO, and contractor services. This position acts as a partner to the business in: (i) identifying and managing sourcing needs, (ii) developing relationships with suppliers, and (iii) maintaining subject matter expertise in relevant categories to bring innovative procurement solutions at the highest value and lowest cost to Lithium.
Keys to Success
Lithium is an environment for self-motivated leaders who are willing to take appropriate risks. The successful candidate will be expected to “hit the ground running” and make an impact within the first few months. You will be expected to have the technical credibility and leadership presence to establish relationships with executive leaders of our suppliers while optimizing Lithium's value. You will need impeccable integrity and ethics, an entrepreneurial spirit, results orientation, and strong problem-solving skills.
You will be global category leader for the indirect spend within the growing procurement function. The category spend will increase each year as the Lithium business expands. You will be responsible for developing new contracts for service providers to the Lithium business that are currently provided by a centralized corporate procurement team that is part of FMC. In addition, you will be required to provide support to the North Carolina plant for contractor services and MRO and to partner with our procurement team members in the APAC, LATAM, and EMEA regions to ensure that their sourcing strategies are fully executed and to capture the benefits as defined in terms of total cost of ownership.
Additional responsibilities include:
Other important skills include:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; MBA desired
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.