• Solutions Specialist - Product Lifecycle Management

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Exp. (Yrs)
    3+ years
    Information Technology
    Experienced (non-manager)
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    Domestic Travel Required
    % Domestic Travel
    Int'l Travel required
    % Int'l Travel
    Company Vehicle
    Working from Home Office
    Relocation Eligible
    Works with Chemicals
    Lifting required
  • 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.


    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 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solution Specialist under Make to Deploy workstream has a broad 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 and SAP PLM. 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 Make to Deploy process team, the PLM Solution Specialist will work closely with all members of the Process Team, the functional workstreams across the program, various IT and Business stakeholders for designing and implementing the Product Lifecycle Management processes and standardization of PLM master data strategy based on best practices and deployment of standard functionality. The PLM Solution Specialist will also partner with multiple program teams to ensure integration of processes and master data across functions, including but not limited to Environmental Health & Safety, Manufacturing, and Enterprise Data Management.

    This position will actively participate in the implementation of the SAP Product Lifecycle Management solution across all functional areas. The scope will include source systems master data cleanse and harmonization, development of a master data governance structure and implementation of SAP PLM. The PLM Solution Specialist ultimately has the responsibility to understand the SAP S/4 HANA and SAP PLM capabilities, align with the strategic intent of the implementation and assist the business with implementing the global process and technology capabilities to achieve those objectives.

    This person can effectively partner with all levels of the organization, deliver results, and provide expertise and guidance to monitor and manage the effectiveness of data, technology and process outcomes.


    Responsible for the delivery and deployment of standard functionality and best practices

      • Responsible for keeping various project tools up to date on documentation, deliverables, risks & issues, status for the Make to Deploy workstream
      • Manage workload to keep to the workstream project plan
      • Participate in business blueprint sessions
      • Participate in data cleansing and harmonization efforts across all source systems
      • Raise areas of gap along with business case to deviate from standard functionality and best practice


    Required Education

    Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science, Accounting, Finance or related academic discipline) with 3-5 years of relevant functional experience in Product Lifecycle Management.


    3-5 years of relevant functional experience in the following SAP Product Lifecycle Management modules:

    o  SAP PLM Recipe Development

    o  SAP EHS/PLM Specification management

    o  SAP EHS/PLM Regulatory Compliance & Reporting

    o  Engineering Change Management

    o  Engineering Records & Change Management

    o  Document Management & integration with Content management (SAP / open text)

    o  Packaging & Label Management


    • Practical knowledge of SAP PLM Integration with EHS, Material Master, Production Planning, Quality Management etc.
    • Practical knowledge of SAP PLM master data management and governance best practices
    • Project management experience in cross-functional systems implementations
    • Practical experience in a complex environment: multiple system environment, multiple languages, including Asian languages
    • Experience and knowledge of SAP ERP systems is required, version 4.6c and higher
    • Experienced in requirements gathering, functional design, system configuration, QA test planning and execution, release management, user training, documentation preparation, and production support
    • Demonstrated skills in working effectively across business lines and partnering with other functions to meet common objectives
    • Previous employment with multinational companies in Agrochemical or related industries
    • Experience with SAP S/4 HANA desired
    • Experience with SAP PLM and implementation experience highly desired
    • Proficient in English


    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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