Company Overview 

Farmers Business Network  (FBN) is on a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers and rural communities around the world, transforming how the world farms with an integrated, technology enabled agricultural platform.

We offer high ROI farm inputs, fintech and sustainability products and services powered by network data, and farm-tested insights from our global farmer community.  Our platform helps FBN members make confident decisions to ensure the economic viability of their farms, while also empowering them to be a part of the solution as the global community confronts its most pressing issues: providing food security for a growing population, transitioning to more sustainable agriculture, and responding to climate change.

We are a dynamic, innovative, and mission-driven AgTech company that offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as boundless career mobility. We are backed by top investors, including Fidelity, ADM, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek. We have been featured in these articles by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, and were also named "One of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World" by Fast Company Magazine.

Position Summary

FBN Direct is a rapidly growing input transaction platform serving farmers, providing crop protection products, seed treatments, fertilizers, and a variety of other crop inputs directly to farmers. FBN Direct offers an industry-changing, independent, and unbiased way for farmers to purchase their crop inputs - emphasizing superior value, and through a seamless transaction process that delivers products directly to the farm.

The Director of Supply Chain, US leads the in country activities that safely and efficiently translate raw materials and inputs into finished products:


    • Planning - working with S&OP teams, translate US demand plan into an actionable supply plan.  Develop and execute the strategies related to make versus buy.  Partner with Logistics and Customer Experience teams to communicate supply readiness details.  
    • HSE and Quality - partner with global HSE and quality groups to ensure FBN standards, policies and procedures are adhered to within US operations, processes and vendor partnerships.  Continually seek and implement improvement ideas.  Serve as a visible champion for HSE and Quality within the region and drive a transformative safety culture.  Lead investigations and process improvement activities.
  • Procurement and Imports- provide direction to US Procurement Manager to execute purchases of locally sourced materials; partner with global technical ingredient and global co formulant procurement category managers to ensure plan requirements are being met.  Provide leadership to import logistics Manager to track shipment data and ensure efficient and timely arrival. 
    • Manufacturing - provide leadership direction to the US Manufacturing Manager, develop external manufacturing partnerships, ensuring safety, quality, regulatory and contract compliance to FBN’s standards. 
  • Customer Focus and Strategy - partner with US country leadership and sales teams to execute strategy, grow the business and lead with a Farmer’s First ideology at all times.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM field or related discipline plus 10 years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, agrochemical procurement, pharmaceuticals or related specialty in the chemical industry .
  • Demonstrated experience in S&OP / IBP processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • 12 years of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, agrochemical procurement, pharmaceuticals or related specialty in the chemical industry .
  • Demonstrated experience in S&OP/IBP process ownership
  • Knowledge of pesticide market, key suppliers and partners
  • Auditing capability for safety, environmental, regulatory and quality processes


  • The successful applicant will be:
    • Skilled at operating in a matrix organization with reporting lines into functional procurement/supply chain teams as well as regional sales, marketing and business operations teams
    • A problem solver, one who listens well to others, seeks input and leverages data to make decisions
    • Aware of their internal customer as well as their final customer (local farmers) and shapes actions around supporting both

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The following represents FBN's reasonable estimate of the Chicago, Illinois average base salary range of possible compensation for this role based on market data and placement of internal employees: $175,000 - $210,000 + stock + benefits.  This salary range may vary based on geography and variations in cost of labor in some metropolitan areas. Beyond the above or adjusted to market salary range, FBN also offers all full-time employees competitive total compensation packages that include equity compensation, health and wellness benefits, and other various perks.

FBN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. FBN considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

We participate in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program here.

FBN is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please complete this form.



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