• Goverment Affairs Director

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Exp. (Yrs)
    Legal & Governmental Affairs
    Full Time
    Domestic Travel Required
    % Domestic Travel
    15 to 25%
    Int'l Travel required
    % Int'l Travel
    15 to 25%
    Relocation Eligible
  • Company Overview

    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 is an exciting opportunity for a government affairs professional to join the newly formed government affairs function of FMC Corporation’s Lithium business which is planned to be separated into an independent, publicly-traded company later this year. Based in Philadelphia, you will be responsible for developing a government affairs strategy that addresses existing and emerging challenges and opportunities for the FMC Lithium business. The position will demand a thorough understanding of the role and impact government plays in the business, including in the development, manufacturing, commercialization, delivery, and stewardship of its products. The Director must be able to identify and appropriately utilize available government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), trade and technical associations and customer and other stakeholder influence to effectuate the desired outcomes for the FMC Lithium business, its product lines and sustainability goals.


    The position will work in concert with FMC Lithium business units and functions to support and guide their business strategies. Objectives will be established based on how FMC Lithium can shape the range of possible outcomes given the current and future, political, legislative, and regulatory landscape as well as market conditions. Experience with Latin American government affairs and ability to speak Spanish are each a plus.

    Required Education

    Bachelor’s degree


    • Combined minimum 10+ years of experience working either in a government affairs capacity for a mid to large size multi-national company, government regulatory agency, as a private sector consultant for the chemical industry on legislative/regulatory issues, or in a related senior legislative/regulatory oversight U.S. congressional staff position;
    • Breadth to understand the many potential influencers, advocates, impediments, and resources that occupy the complex governmental and commercial space that impact the business;
    • Expertise in policy, legislative, and regulatory processes and the ability to ascertain those developments and areas of opportunity most critical to the business' success;
    • Understanding of international markets and developments, particularly in Latin America, is a plus;
    • Ability to grasp complicated technical, policy, legislative, and regulatory concepts and translate them concisely and in well understood terms;
    • Excellent interpersonal and persuasion skills;
    • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal;
    • A strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and follow through on numerous matters simultaneously;


    Key Competencies


    • Business Acumen
    • Intellectual Horsepower
    • Strategic Agility
    • Informing
    • Command Skills
    • Action Oriented
    • Political Savvy
    • Presentation Skills
    • Written Communications
    • Interpersonal Savvy
    • Understanding Others
    • Perseverance

    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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