Test & Defect Manager

Department:  Finance
Date:  Nov 23, 2021

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.


Position Overview


The Test & Defect Manager works closely with project delivery teams and functional leaders to define strategies and execute the planning and delivery of testing and defect management activities to deliver projects in the Enterprise Governance and Continuous Improvement organization.

This role is expected to partner with the Governance Council Functional COEs, GPOs, Realization Management, and Corporate IT (IT Design Owners) to ensure successful testing and defect management execution with intentional focus towards establishing design scalability for expansion and optimization and safeguarding against degradation of global design template.


Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage testing phases, test scenario planning and defect management, including metrics and reporting for related activities
  •  Coordinate and Escalate with the Integrated Projects Delivery teams, Governance Council, and business users for all testing planning, execution and for defect management and issue resolution
  • Ensure comprehensive testing scenarios are identified, planned, and developed to successfully execute testing against all impacted scope of a project, including new and existing process and solutions, WRICEFs and regression impacts
  • Ensure cross functional coordination for end-to-end process alignment
  • Work closely with Deployment, Data Migration, and Readiness teams to ensure Testing and Defect Management needs are incorporated into the respective plans and dependent activities are executed across the various teams for
    • Oversight and partnership with Deployment to identify timing and dependencies of system readiness for testing phases and the resulting defect management resolution periods
    • Oversight and quality assurance of Data Migration dependencies and data readiness for testing activities are executed for successful testing scenarios, partnership in management of data related defect resolution
    • Partnership with the Readiness Lead, Functional COEs, Learning & Development Manager, and Communications & Engagement Coordinator to identify areas of business change and implications
  • Development and execution to Testing & Defect Management playbooks for use across EGCI and projects executed at all levels of the corporation (local, functional, and enterprise)
  • Participation in internal and external project related audits related to demonstrate adherence to FMC controls


Skillsets Required:

  • Functional / Technical Skills:
    • Strong understanding of testing, defect management, and triage concepts, strategies and their application to tactical execution of project activities
    • Strong understanding of the integration of the various Level 3 processes
    • Strong understanding of managing triage across activities to ensure prioritization of testing scenarios and issue resolution is completed for success of multiple project delivery
    • Strong understanding of managing transitions between project phases and the different objectives of each testing phase within a project to deliver operationally prepared solutions
    • Project management experience to ensure adherence to governance, controls and best practices
    • S/4 HANA, Solution Manager, and Testing / Defect Management software experience is a plus
  • Soft Skills:
    • Ability to communicate complex topics to diverse audiences
    • Ability to influence sound decision making
    • Can drive change and tactfully resolve situations of conflict
    • Ability to define a problem, analyze it, and develop a comprehensive recommendation for resolution
    • Ability to identify a gap or an area “falling between the cracks” and take steps to ensure it is addressed; this may include volunteering to drive an area outside of defined responsibilities but without a clear owner


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 at talentacquisition@fmc.com.