NA Logistics Manager

Department:  Procurement
Date:  May 12, 2022

Company Overview:

Across the last few years, FMC finalized the transition into a Tier 1 Agriculture company and embarked on an extensive internal program to modernize business processes, both of which were made possible by the talented people who make-up the unique FMC DNA. Successful individuals at FMC are results oriented, efficient, strong decision-makers, influencers, smart, and incredibly hardworking. We have fun, and care deeply for those around us. We are looking for the right person who will complement the existing culture and who will live the vision of being a progressive, diverse, and inclusive company, where employees come to work each day with a strong sense of belonging.

 

Business/Function Overview:

FMC is embarking on a journey to form a center-led Global Logistics Function. We are looking for the right person to help lead FMC’s North America Logistics operations. This requires close partnership with North America Supply Chain & Operations. You will lead a team of 10+ Logistics professionals to manage the effectiveness of the Logistics network, in line with KPI and contractual requirements, against growing and demanding commercial expectations.

 

Your role is based at the FMC Tower in Philadelphia. You will report into the Global Logistics Director as a key leader on his team. You are responsible for the leadership, growth and success of an outstanding North America Logistics team reporting directly into you. All Logistics execution across multiple modes of transport (Full-truck-load, Less-than-truck-load, bulk truck, warehousing, ocean freight, drayage, air freight) are under your responsibility. This includes 30+ plants, tollers and distribution locations. You are expected to achieve this by identifying and managing logistics execution efficiencies; identifying/improving processes and tools; driving shipment transparency; building, maintaining, and improving relationships with the FMC Supply Chain group, Commercial teams, and Operations teams by contributing to S&OP calls; and using your knowledge, drive and passion to create Logistics related innovation for FMC.

 

Job overview/Key responsibilities:

Front and center of your everyday FMC will require you to display your commitment to our six core values: Integrity, Safety, Sustainability, Respect for People, Agility and Customer Centricity. Using FMC’s core values as a launching pad to achieve outstanding results in a demanding day to day schedule. You can anticipate the following requirements:

 

Managing Logistics Operations

· Continually review performance & challenge cost to serve

· Ensure that all service level agreements, internal and external are being met through regular service reviews and analysis

· Active involvement in the planning and forecasting elements of distribution management is critical and you will develop processes to ensure any potential shortfalls are managed to avoid negative customer service impact

· Providing forecasts and collaborating with our 3PL partners to ensure they have the capacity to meet our volumes and service levels

· To lead, improve and ensure excellent communication along the supply chain by consultation and influence with all supply chain stakeholders

· Define number and location of storage sites needed to provide desired customer service levels

· Budget, track and project storage expenses based on volume throughputs and target inventory levels

· Work with Transportation provider to ensure product is delivered to customers in the same quality condition as when it left Production or DC’s within agreed SLA’s

· Represent Logistics at specific customer meetings aimed at discussing and resolving operational issues, on an as required basis

· Ongoing tracking and management of Distribution Key Performance Indicators. Identify potential areas for improvement and implement actions to achieve this improvement

· Proactively identify ways to reduce complexity and costs relating to transportation of goods

· The role is not responsible for Customer Order processing but is accountable for the inventory accuracy within each warehouse

 

Distribution

· Support supply planning to assure customer orders can be satisfied from local stocks by deploying stocks based on sales forecasts and other market conditions

· Manage the process of stock transport orders against production to assure plant stocks move out without backing up and interfering with production processes

· Establish reorder points and quantities and develop other inventory management principles for each storage location

· The key accountability of the Distribution role is to ensure that finished product is available in the correct warehouse to meet regional forecasts and any additional S&OP agreed safety stock. Deploying product from the receiving warehouse to all regional warehouses in the most timely and cost-effective manner is the key challenge.

 

Auditing

· Liaise with Internal and External auditors to ensure control procedures comply with Business and legal standards.

· Auditing 3PL warehouse inventory management systems

· Audit sites for compliance with regulations and industry safety/stewardship practices

 

Policies and Procedures

· Reviewing and improve policies and procedures relating to Logistics Operations and Inventory Management

· Preparing all relevant SOPs

· Define procedures for storage, movement and reporting of goods and assure storage sites follow these

 

Staff Development

· Develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies of staff to improve the effectiveness and efficiency both individual and to the business

· Mentor and identify pathway for direct reports, including succession planning

 

Skillset Required:

Functional/Technical Skills:

· SAP experience in the MM / IM and S&D module

· Strong understanding of logistics industry; including carrier base across multi-modes, and market intelligence shaping future North America logistics trends

· Microsoft Office sufficient

· Self-starter with a sense of urgency, drive for results on commitments, and able to manage multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity

 

Soft Skills:

· Demonstrated experience managing senior stakeholders

· Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to quickly build strong relationship with partners and resolve disagreements, works effectively in a cross functional team and able to influence outcomes

· Ability to thrive in a fast pace, constantly changing environment

· Innovative problem solver

· Results oriented with strong business acumen

· Project management skills

· Willingness to travel when required (10%)

 

Education:

· Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years work experience relevant to logistics

· Demonstrated people manager experience for 2+ years

· Degree in Supply Chain related field is preferred but not required