• State Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager

    Location US-CA | US-Remote/Virtual
    Job ID
    2018-8520
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Regulatory
    Type
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    No
    Domestic Travel Required
    Yes
    % Domestic Travel
    30
    Int'l Travel required
    No
    Company Vehicle
    No
    Working from Home Office
    Yes
    Relocation Eligible
    Yes
    Works with Chemicals
    Yes
  • 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.

    Overview

    The State Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager is accountable for the development and implementation of regulatory strategies and plans to grow and defend the North America Crop product portfolio in the Western United States with a primary focus on California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. The position is also accountable for delivering favorable outcomes on select state regulation, regulatory policies and legislation important to the business.  The position requires state regulatory and legislative competency as well as strong negotiating and influencing skills.   The ideal candidate will reside in or around Sacramento; however consideration will be given to candidates in other locations. 

    Responsibilities

    • Drive the development of regulatory strategies, plans, and first pass quality submissions for the North America Crop product portfolio to enable optimal business results in the states of California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.
    • Lead in understanding, interpreting and complying with all state pesticide laws and regulations pertaining to the sale and use of products in California, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.
    • Lead in understanding the regulatory initiatives that shape the regulatory environment for the industry in these Western states. Maintain complete awareness of key regulatory issues that impact the North America Crop product portfolio and recommend actions in advance of competitive or regulatory pressure.
    • Lead in understanding and interpreting non-pesticide laws and regulations in the Western states that impact the business with a focus on water quality, air quality and endangered species protection. Recommend actions in advance of legislative and regulatory pressure.
    • Actively participate on influential state regulatory and legislative industry committees/work groups in the Western States to enable optimal business results through favorable regulatory and legislative outcomes.
    • Establish strong professional relationships with key decision makers in regulatory Agencies including the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the California State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards.
    • Coordinate state regulatory and government affairs activities with FMC Corporate state and federal Government Affairs efforts.
    • In collaboration with the NAC Western Region business team, participate in influential industry relations efforts to provide timely regulatory and legislative insights resulting in optimal business results including playing a leadership role in the establishment of MRLs in key export markets.
    • Lead proactively in advance of change based on intelligence about regulatory and legislative related actions on competitive products.
    • Integrate the Product Stewardship and Responsible Care codes of APG into regulatory and legislative strategies and plans in the Western States

    Required Education

    • Bachelors degree or advanced degree in scientific discipline or equivalent experience in regulatory and legislative affairs.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 10 years experience in regulatory and legislative affairs in the Western states including California.
    • In depth knowledge of regulatory data requirements, programs and policies under the authority of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
    • In depth knowledge of the California Food and Agricultural Code and California Water Code as it pertains to agriculture, pesticide use and water quality.
    • Experience with the California State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards and knowledge of their authority as it relates to agriculture and the use of pesticides under the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act and the federal Clean Water Act.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence for positive outcomes.
    • Strong negotiating skills.
    • Analytically strong with attention to details.
    • Ability to travel 30% of time

       

    COMPETENCIES

    Drive for Results                       Integrity and Trust                      Decision Quality                       

    Learning on the Fly                    Customer Focus                       Problem Solving

    Dealing with Ambiguity  Interpersonal Savvy                  Creativity

    Political Savvy

    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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