• Professional Services Category Manager

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Manager (Supervisor of Staff)
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    Domestic Travel Required
    % Domestic Travel
    Int'l Travel required
    % Int'l Travel
    Company Vehicle
    Working from Home Office
    Relocation Eligible
    Works with Chemicals
    Lifting required
  • 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.


    Across the last year FMC finalized the transition into a Tier 1 Agriculture company, which was made possible by the talented people who make-up the unique FMC DNA. Successful individuals at FMC are results-oriented, efficient, strong decision-makers, influencers, smart, and incredibly hardworking. We have fun, and care deeply for those around us. We are looking for the right person who will complement the existing culture and who will live FMC’s vision of being a progressive, inclusive company, where employees come to work each day with a strong sense of belonging.


    The role is based at the FMC Tower in Philadelphia. You will be responsible for all Professional Services categories globally, and for the development and professional happiness of two fantastic Professional Services Sourcing Managers.


    You will be expected to “hit the ground running” and make a visible positive impact on the group within the first few weeks. You will have leadership presence, impeccable integrity and ethics, and an entrepreneurial spirit. You will bring technical credibility via a breadth of experience in the Procurement of all things Professional Services: IT (Telecom, Software, Hardware), Marketing, Human Resources, Travel, Consulting Services, etc. In the subcategories where you may require more experience, you will supplement with endless curiosity, logic, determination to succeed, effort, charisma and EQ. The successful candidate is both a leader and a doer.


    Category Maturity

    Professional Services within FMC is the least mature Procurement category. You will be expected to manage a demanding day-to-day schedule, while ensuring stakeholder, vendor, and team satisfaction. In parallel you will be focused on driving maturity within different subcategories each year. You can anticipate the following requirements:

    • Deliver an overarching 3-year Professional Services category vision within the first 12 weeks (primary focus on North America but keeping an eye on global strategy as well)
    • Annually manage your own category strategy plan for multiple sub-categories and ensure your resources are delivering on their allocated category strategy plans
    • Partner with the business and/or function to develop, recommend and implement visions of the sub-category strategy including but not limited to, market intelligence, spend overviews, sourcing strategies, supplier selection activities, negotiations, contracting and identifying specific areas for supplier management improvement. Support your team in doing the same at their level and with their strategies.
    • Provide end to end management of two resources, and make them excel: e.g. support their workload, prioritization of work, problem resolution, work review, feedback provision etc.
    • Facilitate cost-analysis activities in partnership with finance, the business and/or the function.
    • Integrate best practices and modernized business processes across the enterprise, ensuring best use of tools, techniques and processes (e.g. RFX, SOWs, contract templates, etc.).
    • Utilize creativity and thought processes unique to you, to drive FMC’s Indirect Procurement organization forward


    Business Process Modernization

    FMC has embarked on a program to modernize business processes which is enabled by SAP S/4HANA. You will be expected to work closely with the BPM team and our internal Procurement group to review data, provide input on reporting requirements, and identify solution gaps. You will also be expected to be a change management driver and ensure utilization of the new solutions.


    Team Management

    You will be responsible for the success, growth and satisfaction of two qualified, effective sourcing managers. You will work to provide guidance and support on the work they are conducting as well as in the management of their workload and prioritization. You will be required to challenge their thought processes and identify areas for improvement. You will work closely with them to outline their goals, and their progress towards achieving their goals. You understand that their successes and failures are yours to share.


    Key Requirements

    FMC’s desire is to recruit the best talent, who has both the requisite experience, and is the right fit. To find the right person we are open to a spectrum of experience levels for this role. Each internal FMC grade correlates to a different set of minimum requirements. Each grade aligns to a range of offerings FMC can make


    Required Education

    Bachelor's Degree



    • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills and a demonstrated ability to analyze complex data
    • Demonstrated communication, influencing, and change management skills
    • Demonstrated skills in critical thinking and problem solving
    • Demonstrated experience and ability to negotiate complex contracts
    • Strong understanding of Category Strategy. Demonstrated experience strongly preferred
    • Go the extra mile for those around you

    Level I

    • 4+ years Professional Services procurement experience (if 4 years then 1+ additional years other relevant work experience/or MBA required)
    • Demonstrated experience in creating national or global category strategy for at least 1 sub-category

    Level II

    • 5+ years Professional Services procurement experience (if 5 years then 2+ additional years other relevant work experience/or MBA requiredExperience in leading high performing team
    • Deep knowledge in leading a global category sourcing strategy for 2+ sub-categories.
    • Experience in leading high performing team


    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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