Precision Agriculture Project Management Lead

Department:  MarCom
Date:  Jul 9, 2024

FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.

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.  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.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

The Precision Agriculture team at FMC is building a portfolio of new applications and services. As the Project Management Lead, you will drive project planning and execution for precision applications deployments (pilot projects and full roll outs) across multiple projects. This responsibility will include understanding and driving execution of the Commercial Launch Plan, assisting teams in development of project deliverables, monitoring and driving key metrics of success, and effectively communicating and working to mitigate project risks with a cross-functional team.


Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of strong attention to detail, comfort in a dynamic and fast-paced project environment, a high degree of organization, and the ability to influence and drive change across multiple stakeholders; all to enable the candidate to establish and driving a complex project plan.

 

The Project Management Lead will have the opportunity to work with Precision Ag Market Development Leads, in-market managers, and cross functional leadership to deliver a globally harmonized, yet locally tailored project plan in each market. The candidate will have a high level of interaction with FMC’s executive leadership and will have the opportunity to share project status and accomplishments directly with them.

 

You will be part of a growing team that is adopting the mindset, agility and processes of a technology company while drawing on our 100+ years of experience in agriculture.

 

We welcome you, your ideas and your enthusiasm, as we look to bring innovative solutions to farmers across the globe.

 

Expectations:

  • Execute an expansion plan for FMC’s newest precision ag solution. You will work side by side with FMC leaders and commercial team to ensure the success of pilots and projects
  • To execute on the expansion plan, you will drive launch plans for each market. Execution will include:
    • Ability to quickly learn and assist in the deployment of the Precision Ag Commercial Launch Process
    • In conjunction with regional teams, execute a pilot to deploy solution, drive adoption and expand users
    • In conjunction with regional teams, development of the deliverables necessary to progress the project plan
    • Maintenance of the project plan and communication or progress, risks and issues
    • Articulation of key success measures to senior leadership
    • Provide high level oversight of in-flight project operations

Required Education:

  • BA/BS in finance, business, marketing, or relevant field
  • MBA preferred

Qualifications:

  • 3 years relevant project experience involving leading multidisciplinary project teams in a related function
  • Ability to develop and execute project plans, manage individual deadlines and goals (PMP/PMI Certification or equivalent would be an advantage)
  • Strong business process knowledge and business process reengineering experience
  • The position requires a strong understanding of the technical, functional and change management elements involved in the planning and execution of large projects
  • Proven leadership and motivational skills
  • Must embrace change and be able to work within a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate technically and in business terms at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; able to articulate and convey complex ideas
  • Ability to work on global projects; work with large teams in different time zones and locations
  • High proficiency in MS Office suite

 

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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. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department