• Global Manufacturing Finance Manager (Active Ingredients)

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Manager (Supervisor of Staff)
    Full Time
    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 technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.
    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.



    External Overview:

    • The Global Active Ingredient (AI) Finance Manager is responsible for leading all Manufacturing Finance activities related to AI plants. This position will report to the Global Manufacturing Finance Director and play a key role in overseeing AI Plants finance operations as manufacturing finance transitions to a global operating model. Key attributes of this role include:
    • Significant experience in managing operations finance and product costing for plants in the chemical or related industry (pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, etc.)
    • Experience with all aspects of financial reporting cycle including development of annual budget, monthly forecast, management reporting, financial projections and operations expense management required
    • Significant experience in people management
    • Strong financial acumen and a deep understanding of costing methodologies
    • Ability to enable and provide information to support business decisions
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact and influence different partners (local or remote)
    • Ability to work in culturally diverse, global teams with many levels of personnel



    • Implement consistent finance standards and efficient methods of working across manufacturing plan
    • Ensure successful adoption of standard costing methodology across manufacturing plant
    • Align cost plan with Sales/Demand/Production plans
    • Review and finalize AI plants operating budget – sign off on product costs and total plant budget
    • Lead the AI plants manufacturing plants forecast and management reporting process
    • Draw insights and identify and lead strategic initiatives (ex: cost saving initiatives) based on cost analysis and trends
    • Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for operations finance for manufacturing plants. Monitor and drive initiatives to improve KPIs across manufacturing plants
    • Drive further standardization and the implementation of process changes globally across manufacturing plants
    • Regularly partner and communicate with Finance and Operations Leadership to report on progress of strategic initiatives and established targets
    • Lead and develop a high performing team that partners with the business to provide finance insights that improve business outcomes reactively support a robust internal control environment

    Required Education

    •  Undergraduate degree in Finance / Accounting or other relevant field
    •  Preferred: Post-graduate degree with a Finance concentration




    • Minimum of 7 years of experience in leading teams within the Finance or Accounting disciplines
    • Diversified Industrial Products/Manufacturing industry experience required
    • Global experience in finance leadership roles managing supervisor/manager level reports



    • Results oriented; promotes continuous improvement and modernization
    • Strong financial background and systems orientation (such as SAP, Hyperion)


    EEO Statement

    At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.


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