Global Planning Process Manager, Center of Excellence

Department:  Operations
Date:  Jan 8, 2022

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.


The Global Planning Process Manager, Center of Excellence position will be accountable for the strategic direction, improvements, design, ownership, and training of critical business processes within Supply Chain and Operations which involve Integrated Busines Planning (IBP).  This position will work cross-functionally with Commercial, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Enterprise Governance and Continuous Improvement, IT, and the Finance organizations to define and align globally on singular work procedures for business-critical processes.  This role is also responsible for leading, developing, and maintaining a Super User network in conjunction with line management.   


  • Supervise and develop the Program Leads for Demand Planning and Supply Planning 

  • Own, develop, get approval for business cases via EGCI, IT, and other functional processes for any technical improvements to drive process and system improvements for IBP processes 

  • Accountable for all SAP/IBP Blueprint designs (Global, Regional, and Local) for Sales & Operations Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Master Scheduling, Sales & Operations Execution and all associated processes. 

  • Responsible for the design, ownership, training, and job aide documentation for Sales & Operations Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Master Scheduling, Sales & Operations Execution and all associated processes within FMC.  This is not limited to just systems, but the end-to-end process steps of which systems play an important role. 

  • Accountable, in conjunction with Line Management, to develop and sustain a Super User network for Sales & Operations Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Master Scheduling, Sales & Operations Execution and all associated processes within FMC. 

  • Develop, revise, and drive a 5 year road map for improvements both process and technical based on internal and external best practices. Utilize user feedback, continuous improvement, and external benchmarking to assess and improve critical business processes. 

Required Education: 

  • BS degree in engineering, technical, supply chain or related field. 


  • Experience with IBP, SAP, and BI in the areas of Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and Sales & Operating Planning 

  • Experience in execution of Sales & Operations Planning, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and Sales & Operations Execution at a leadership level 

  • Previous Global experience either via direct supervision or via project leadership 

  • Proven experience in end-to-end process design, improvement, and executing process improvement projects at a global level 

  • Demonstrated experience in project management to manage driving project deliverables within budget across multiphase projects over long periods of time 

  • Financial understanding and ability to complete routine cost / benefit analysis 

  • Ability to travel International & US Travel approximately 20% 


Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Full vaccination means that two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). All applicants will be required to show proof of their vaccination status upon receipt of an offer of employment. Exemptions will be granted only to those applicants who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief.   FMC will work with those who apply for and are granted exemptions in an effort to identify reasonable accommodations which will permit those individuals to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.


EEO Statement

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.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia