Materials Planner

Department:  Operations
Date:  Jun 20, 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

Job Summary


The Materials Planner is accountable for securing materials at the local plant level, including tollers, to support the Global Active Ingredients Supply Plan. This role interfaces closely with plant personnel for the movement of the material and the Master Planner.


How You Will Help Us Succeed


Once the feasible Supply Plan has been approved in Integrated Business Planning (IBP), planned purchases and stock transfers are passed to S4.  A Materials Planner:

  • Converts a Purchase Requisition to a Purchase Order against an outline agreement or creates a purchase requisition

  • Converts Planned Stock Transfer Requisitions to Stock Transfer Orders

  • Secures materials at the local plant level, including tollers, to support the Global Active Ingredients Supply Plan

  • Communicates with suppliers for shipment schedules and expedites on-time deliveries

  • Prepares for pre & post-shipping documents (LOI, Label, BL, COO, COI...)

  • Performs shipment transactions in the SAP system (GR, PGI, DN, QA33…)

  • Maintains close communication with the Master Planner to review any changes on the schedule or escalate issues as required

  • Coordinates with Regulatory and Master Planner on required packaging/label changes

  • Maintains up-to-date order and shipping documentation records per audit retention requirements

  • Processes non-PO invoices for shipment freight

  • Completes transactions timely for financial closing periods

  • Performs order pricing updates per outline agreements

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by your manager


What You Will Bring to Us


  • Bachelors in Logistics, Supply Chain or Business Management/ Advanced Supply Chain or Project Management Certification preferred (CSCP, CPIM, CPM)

  • 5+ years of experience in multiple areas that would include time spent in functional supply chain roles as well as manufacturing, procurement, finance, or another business function in a multi-national environment

  • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • ERP experience is required (SAP preferred)

  • Direct experience in a planning role along with advanced planning system experience required

  • Experience in manufacturing industries is preferred

  • Understanding functional supply chain elements is required, including production operations, procurement, production planning and scheduling, inventory management

  • Manages work using data and metrics. Owns and utilizes KPIs to manage processes and drive improvement, including ensuring valid planning metric feedback is delivered every cycle to stakeholders

  • Ability to facilitate meetings with appropriate stakeholders, such as manufacturing, procurement and/or other planning members

  • Ability to act as the local focal point to manage questions from cross-functional stakeholders about the current schedule

  • Ability to periodically review supply restrictions, and facilitate discussion with stakeholders to identify options for improvement

  • Ability to support and/or lead small-scale projects or initiatives

  • Strong written and verbal communication capabilities

  • Demonstrates results through a proactive nature


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