Following the recent close of the DuPont transaction, FMC is a significantly larger crop protection company with a broader manufacturing footprint, a more complex supply chain, and a greater need to track, report and analyze business performance in a timely, accurate manner. Beginning in 2018, we will launch an initiative to modernize our business processes and systems, which will include investment in a new SAP suite that will support all core business processes.
We have been operating with an SAP system that was installed in the late-1990s, and more recently we added a second SAP system from legacy Cheminova. The DuPont acquisition presents us with a timely opportunity to modernize and consolidate multiple, inefficient IT systems into a single SAP platform that follows chemical industry best practices and can scale to support our company’s future growth.
This is an important project for FMC, requiring a dedicated team of employees and outside consultants who will work together to modernize every facet of our business processes, including Finance, Supply Chain, Logistics, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory & Compliance, Procurement, Enterprise Master Data, Reporting & Analytics, and other areas.
The Reporting & Analytics Business Process Lead has a broad and deep understanding of his/her process area and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of standard and Chemical Industry best practices global processes enabled by SAP S/4 HANA. The implementation scope will focus on the FMC Ag Solutions business, including heritage FMC, legacy Cheminova and the heritage DuPont acquired Crop Protection business.
As a member of the core Program Integration Team, the Reporting & Analytics Lead will work closely with all of the functional workstreams of the program, IT and the program implementation partner to determine how to best deploy the reporting & analytics solution. The Reporting & Analytics Lead will also partner with the Enterprise Data Management team on data quality needs so effective data so effective data analysis and reporting can be delivered.
This position is the process owner of the Reporting & Analytics scope across all functional areas. He/she will actively participate in the initial phase of the program defining the strategic intent of the implementation, detailing the scope and project charter as well as building the team. The Reporting & Analytics Lead ultimately has the responsibility to understand the SAP S/4 HANA capabilities, align with the strategic intent of the implementation and lead the business on the development of the timely and accurate reporting that drives business agility.
This person can effectively partner with all levels of the organization, provide thought leadership, lead and influence others, drive results, and provide expertise and guidance to monitor and manage the effectiveness of data, technology and process outcomes.
- Process owner of the Reporting & Analytics global template
- Responsible for the deployment of standard functionality and best practices
Responsible for creating and keeping updated the project charter and scope documents for the Reporting & Analytics workstream
- Manage the workstream project plan
- Co-lead the business blueprint sessions
- Raise areas of gap along with business case to deviate from standard functionality and best practice
- Work closely with the Functional and Enterprise Data Management Leads to ensure functional needs are captured and developed
- Build and manage the business functional team