Integrated Supply Chain Manager, North America

Department:  Operations
Date:  Jan 5, 2022

 

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 Integrated Supply Chain Manager, North America oversees a team of professionals and managers accountable for developing and executing demand, supply and inventory plans for finished goods at the North America formulation production sites and warehouses. Plans focus on delivering against NA business financial targets and ensuring adherence to goals for service levels, inventory management, logistic costs and capacity utilization. This role is also accountable for managing the NA Customer Service organization that supports FMC North America Crop and Global Specialty Solution teams with day to day management.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Facilitates the NA Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) meetings for the NA business.
  • Manages all aspects of demand and supply planning, and customer service.
  • Directs a group of planning supervisors and planners accountable for leading/facilitating demand and supply meetings within the region that form the input to the NA S&OP meetings.
  • Direct a Customer Service manager accountable for order management, complaint management, service quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Works closely with commercial business managers to ensure all special and regional sales programs are communicated and planned. Resolves any supply conflicts and makes trade-off decisions as needed based on FMC’s business strategy.
  • Supports new product introduction and transitions through collaboration across several functions.
  • Develops detailed understanding of demands and constraints and capabilities of the formulation production/distribution/warehouse locations. Works closely with manufacturing managers to determine the right product mix at the formulation sites, ensures the configuration is sustainable, efficient and cost effective to FMC taking into consideration demand patterns, inventory policies, capacity requirements and differentiated service targets. Leads the analysis and scenario planning to identify potential gaps and opportunities across multiple supply networks. Communicates findings and recommendations to the appropriate stakeholders for buy-in and execution.
  • Drives root-cause analysis on deviations vs. performance targets for S&OP Metrics, Global Supply Chain Planning Performance Metrics, CS metrics, and ensures the subsequent corrective actions are implemented on a timely basis. Participates in Global Supply Reviews, to ensure relevant issues are raised at the meeting and any follow-up actions or decisions are communicated back to the organization.
  • Cultivates the relationship with all internal and external business partners to ensure alignment on business goals and effective communications. Drives rapid resolution on any open/anticipated issues that can jeopardize teams from reaching goals.
  • Champions the implementation of standardized processes for demand planning, supply planning, order to cash, technology and improvement initiatives in the region. Leads efforts on the corresponding communication and change management actions.
  • Develops and nurtures team members to their full potential, builds talent capabilities that are sustainable and adequate for the future growth of FMC.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor's degree, typically from the science disciplines, Logistics, Supply Chain or Business Management
  • Advanced Supply Chain or Project Management Certification preferred (CSCP, CPIM, CPM)
  • 10+ years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and/or Materials management with at least 3 years in a prior leadership role
  • Established ability to plan and coordinate workflows and outputs efficiently across multiple functional groups and geographies
  • Strong ability to manage a team and align group objectives, timeframes, and deliverables, as well as to provide actionable feedback to keep processes and deliverables on track
  • Excellent communication skills to create effective interactions and exhibit influence with multiple functional groups and levels of the organization.  Includes the ability to present and sell ideas, plans and recommendations through strong personal influence building skills that lead to consensus decisions and plans. These interactions cover multiple levels in the origination including stakeholders that report to and include FMC Executives
  • Demonstrated ability to create, implement, measure, control and improve processes and delivering results that satisfy requirements for internal and / or external customers
  • Ability to conduct root cause analysis reviews and develop corrective actions based on supply chain information as well as metric driven gaps.
  • Aptitude to think critically about issues, form objective opinions, and make timely/effective decisions and hold the appropriate parties accountable for the outcomes
  • Demonstrated leadership and commitment to valuing diversity and inclusion and change management skills
  • Strong computer systems knowledge including, ERP knowledge (SAP preferred) and experience with advanced planning software (IBP, APO, etc.)

 

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.

 

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