• US Supply Planner

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    2018-8410
    # Positions
    1
    Exp. (Yrs)
    5
    Category
    Supply Chain
    Level
    Experienced (non-manager)
    Type
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    No
    Domestic Travel Required
    Yes
    % Domestic Travel
    10%
    Int'l Travel required
    Yes
    % Int'l Travel
    10%
    Company Vehicle
    No
    Working from Home Office
    No
    Relocation Eligible
    No
    Works with Chemicals
    No
    Lifting required
    No
  • Company Overview

    FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow the world's food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.

     

    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.

    Overview

    This role will develop a thorough understanding of US Formulation production (both internal and external), constraints and capacity. This role will use that understanding to develop, maintain and adjust an achievable 5-24 month supply plan in monthly buckets as part of the monthly S&OP process. The supply planner will identify opportunities and risk mitigation activities through what-if scenario planning and drive those solutions through the S&OP process.

    Responsibilities

    • Creates and maintains a viable supply plan for the US formulation sites and regional third party purchase of formulated goods within the advanced planning system to balance plant constraints, supplier constraints, demand, risks, costs and working capital. This not only includes having a supply plan, but determining root cause and implementing corrective actions when a balanced plan cannot meet all demands.
    • Resolves any supply issues within the S&OP horizon and makes trade-off decisions to be presented and acted upon within the S&OP process as needed, consistent with the Ag Solutions business strategy.
    • Facilitates the US Supply Review meeting and ensures all relevant issues are raised at the meeting and any follow-up actions or decisions are communicated back to the organization.
    • Leads the use of process and performance metrics to monitor the health of the US Supply Planning process and apply those metrics, along with root cause and corrective actions to drive improvement.
    • Develops detailed understanding of demands, constraints and capabilities of the formulation locations.
    • Works closely with the US Plant/Tolling managers to determine the right product mix at the formulation sites.  Ensures the configuration is sustainable, efficient and cost effective to the Business - taking into consideration the demand patterns, MTO vs. MTS and capacity requirements.
    • Leads the analysis and scenario planning to identify potential gaps and opportunities toward an optimal formulation capacity strategy.
    • Communicates findings and recommendations to the appropriate stakeholders for buy-in and execution.
    • Drives rapid resolution on any open/anticipated issues that can jeopardize the business’ ability to reach goals.
    • Responsible for the overall accuracy of Planning Master Data through the use of ongoing audits and completing new products / extensions via Workflow per the agreed service level.
    • Supports Planning Manager in annual budget process, generation of S&OP data packs and network data analytics.
    • Facilitates various regional S&OP topics and coordinates planning strategies with other planners/schedulers on the NA Planning Team.
    • Collaborates with other regional formulations and global active ingredient Supply Planners to ensure a feasible supply plan from North America.
    • Consults with regional business development, global procurement, and supply chain new product introduction manager to ensure valid plans for new products and materials.

    Required Education

    BA/BS in Business or technical/engineering field

    APICS CPIM preferred

    Qualifications

    • 5-7 years experience in Manufacturing and/or Materials management, including at least two years of planning (preferably Master Scheduling and/or Supply Planning).
    • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate workflow and outputs efficiently across multiple groups and geographies.
    • Ability to determine the root cause of an issue and determine and implement corrective actions which address and solve the issue.
    • Ability to create, implement, measure, improve processes with the proven ability to deliver measurable results.
    • Excellent communication skills to effectively interact 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.
    • Strong SAP/BI/MRPII system knowledge.
    • Logility or equivalent Advanced Planning  system knowledge.
    • Knowledge of formulations technology and manufacturing processes a plus.
    • Ability to think critically about issues, form objective opinions, and make timely / effective decisions and hold the appropriate parties accountable for the outcomes.

    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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