Global F&P Supply Chain Planning Director

Department:  Operations
Date:  Jul 6, 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.  

Business/Function Overview: 

The primary responsibility of the Formulation & Packaging (F&P) Supply Chain Planning Director is to manage the global formulation and packaging planning for FMC’s owned, tolled and procured sources. The F&P Supply Chain Planning Director role will also be responsible for driving improvements in the Sales & Operation Process (S&OP) and for managing a global team. This role will report to the Integrated Operations Director for Formulations and Packaging.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a globally diverse team of ~75 resources including direct and indirect leaders and individual contributors covering the following scope of roles: Formulation & Packaging (F&P) regional Planning managers, Master Schedulers, Supply Planners, Demand Planners, and Distribution Requirements Planners
  • Accountable for F&P team staffing, development and assigning work allocation throughout the organization to ensure continuous coverage of roles  
  • Creates and maintains a viable supply plan (0-24 month) for global F&P products within the advanced planning system to balance plant constraints, demand, and working capital
  • Scope of accountability covers approximately $4.6B in sales sold supplied from ~15 FMC owned facilities as well as more than 50 partner ‘toll process’ facilities located in the Americas, Europe and Asia
  • Partners with peers that include AI Supply Chain Planning Director, Procurement Director, Finance Director, Commercial Directors, Regional Operations Directors, and both AI and F&P Integrated Operations Directors to ensure smooth communication flow and issue resolution across organizations
  • Manages and resolves supply issues within the active Sales & Operation Process (S&OP-Oliver Wright methodology) and Sales & Operation Execution (S&Oe) horizons
  • Responsible for management of inventory to balance service and working capital metrics for ~$1.5B of inventory
  • Leads the analysis and scenario planning to identify potential gaps and opportunities, including holding the accountability to identify supply issues and recommended solutions to Executive S&OP
  • Partners with Center of Excellence (CoE) and other functional leaders to drive improvement in the 5 steps of the S&OP process
  • Ensures S&Oe processes are in place in all regions to drive quick resolution on supply/demand imbalances in manner that drives value for FMC
  • Drives continuous improvements in key supply chain performance metrics and overall planning effectiveness
  • Works with regional teams to implement fit for purpose supply chains that balance cost, speed, and service 

 

Required Education: 
B.S. in Chemistry, Engineering, Technology, or Supply Chain; M.S.or MBA preferred 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in Supply Chain Management 
  • Demonstrated leadership of geographically diverse team members
  • Demonstrated safety execution, continuous improvement and processes implementation
  • Ability to create, implement, measure, control and improve processes
  • Ability to think critically about issues, form objective opinions, and make timely/effective decisions and hold the appropriate parties accountable for the outcomes
  • Strategic thinker with a strong business (financial) acumen 
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, ERP software (SAP preferred) and advanced planning technology

 

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


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