Plant Scheduler

US-NC-Bessemer City
Job ID
# Positions
Full Time
Domestic Travel Required
% Domestic Travel
Int'l Travel required
Company Vehicle
Working from Home Office
Relocation Eligible
Works with Chemicals

Company Overview

FMC Corporation is one the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. We are proud that our chemistries are helping to grow the world’s food, enabling new innovations in the pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply, improving health, and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products.


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. In short, If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


This role will be responsible for setting a detailed production schedule to meet forecast, orders, and inventory targets as economically as possible aligned with the S&OP plan. The plant scheduler will be responsible for ensuring the necessary raw materials and packaging materials are available to meet the production schedule. This role will be responsible for coordinating material availability for outbound shipments and internal downstream requirements.


  • Generate achievable daily/weekly production schedule by working with Area Manager(s) to understand supply capacities, capabilities and constraints
  • Clearly communicate priorities to Plant Management, in alignment with Global Supply Chain
  • Develop and manage raw material and packaging requirements schedule, accountable for setting key raw material and packaging inventory targets
  • Ensure production accounting process accurately reflects production volumes and material usages by providing support and guidance to production personnel as necessary
  • Drive inventory control and accuracy for raw materials and finished goods in line with agreed KPI targets
  • Coordinate management of out-of-spec inventory and reduction of slow-moving or obsolete goods
  • Coordinate inter-plant transfers with other site planners
  • Manage achievable shipping schedule of finished goods, and provide feedback to demand planning to improve accuracy of the demand forecast
  • Responsible for attending Pre-Supply Review Meetings to provide plant input into the S&OP process to ensure consistent planning across the division in line with agreed KPI targets
  • Effectively communicate and escalate supply risks and impacts to demand/inventory targets to Global Supply Chain in a timely manner
  • Continually and deliberately identify and implement improvements in works systems, processes and personal development and as assigned in the achievement of department KPI targets
  • Actively utilize SAP MRP to understand requirements to generate purchase requisitions and production orders
  • Ensure SAP master data (material master, bill-of-materials, recipe/routings) and transactional data accuracy
  • Adhere to site and department process and system requirements (SIMS, CPAR, Customer Complaints, QSA, MOC, etc.) and issue reports as needed
  • Contribute to site-wide safety, health, and environmental performance through stewardship and adherence to all policies and procedures and participate in all related site programs and projects, including Responsible Care

Required Education


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, engineering, supply chain or related field
  • Based in Bessemer City, North Carolina


  • In depth knowledge of safety and a safety mindset
  • Minimum 5 years working in manufacturing environment, with at least 2 years of planning experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MRP, materials management, inventory management, production scheduling
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and SAP ERP System
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and task completion dates, strong time management
  • Ability to work independently and must have strong follow-up, organization and interpersonal skills to deal with all levels of employees
  • Detail, deadline and customer service oriented, with the ability to integrate information in order to accurately understand and apply to an overall procedure and/or process
  • Creative thinker with good problem solving skills
  • Customer oriented

EEO Statement

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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