Global Product Manager, Insect Control
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.OverviewThe Global Product Manager is responsible for leading the strategic management of FMC Insect Control Products, integrating critical strategic aspects including development, regulatory, production, supply and marketing, leading to successful commercialization and life-cycle management of customer focused offerings. The Product Manager interacts with global, regional, and key country leadership and participates in the key business planning and product innovation processes.ResponsibilitiesServes as the first contact regarding any issues related to the product and has a high-level knowledge of commercial, regulatory, supply chain and development matters for the product.Leads a cross-functional (Regional representatives, marketing, sales, operations, R&D, legal, etc.) product team to develop and implement global product strategies that are aligned with stakeholders and plans for the 5-year horizon including marketing initiatives, new product launches, life cycle management, product positioning vis-à-vis competitors, price strategies, trademarks, patents and intellectual property strategies.Drives and supports the optimization of the financial performance of assigned assets including profitability of formulations and brands. Responsible for supporting the development of pricing strategies with regional marketing.Provides inputs to and/or participates in third party discussions as they relate to access or sale of products and actives to support the business strategy.Provides input to global partner strategies as it relates to the product.Provides market insight to R&D for discovery targets and development projects aligned with future customer needs.Provides inputs to operations, supply chain and procurement to support capacity planning, strategic sourcing, cost optimization and when required, global allocation prioritization.Collaborates and assists in defining the product stewardship and sustainability strategy and provides support to regulatory efforts as it relates to the assigned product(s). Maintains a current and comprehensive understanding of the competitive landscape as it relates to assigned product(s) and interprets the implications to the current and future business.Required EducationB.S./B.A. degree in marketing, business management or agronomy required with at least 10 years of experience or M.S. or MBA degree with at least 8 years of experienceQualifications10 or more years of experience in crop protection related global or regional businessBasic scientific understanding and familiarity of crop protection productsIn-depth knowledge of the interrelatedness of commercial, regulatory, supply chain and development matters for crop protection products.Experience in developing and implementing a strategic and market plan over a 5-year planning cycle.Experience in balancing a wide diversity of needs/activities to create the most profitable balance between costs, revenue and cash.Strong track record of synthesizing complex information from diverse sources into understandable, clear, effective communication to diverse audience.Experience in applying understanding of customer needs to develop value propositions that appeal to targeted customers.Experience in communicating to all stakeholders the tradeoffs between customer needs and profitable selling.Experience in applying the understanding of external competitive threats, changing regulatory dynamics, new disruptive technologies on asset profitability to translate market intelligence into decisive actions to drive business directional changes.Experience in leading and influencing directly and through others a cross functional team/independent work groups in a variety of roles and geographies.Experience with working with people from different cultures and backgrounds.Established networking capability to develop productive internal and external collaborations.Experience in analyzing and understanding multiple influences on asset profitability along with actions to improve.Experience in applying understanding of fundamental financial principles as they relate to pricing, asset management, new product introduction and other strategic product management responsibilities.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Proficient in basic computer programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).Demonstrated proficiency in presentation skills.Able to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%. EEO StatementAt 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.Apply for this job.