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ADM Project Manager, North America Strategic PMO - Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Project Manager, North America Strategic PMO - Decatur, IL


Project Management

Job Description:

Project Manager, North America Strategic PMO – Decatur, IL

The department:

The Strategic Project Management Office (PMO) enables the realization of benefits to ADM, through the delivery of projects and/or programs that have been approved and classified as ‘high priority’ by the designated authority within ADM. The Strategic PMO is the regional center of expertise in project and program management at ADM, whereby through best practice and functional knowledge value is created through project delivery.

The role:

In your role as Project Manager you have the authority to run projects on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the business sponsor and ADM leadership. You will manage complex, interdisciplinary projects comprising experts from the business segments and the corporate functions. The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project delivers to the agreed standard of quality and within the specified constraints of cost, time and benefit.


The main duties of this role will include:

  • Plan, manage and monitor the delivery of projects from project initiation to project closure

  • Define and implement overall project governance structure and provide clear roles and responsibilities for the project team and key stakeholders

  • Redefine and optimize business processes and organizational structures to support the implementation of ADM’s strategy

  • Manage mid- to larger scales acquisitions, joint ventures & divestments

  • Ensure that projects produce the required deliverables to defined standards of quality within agreed cost, time and other constraints

  • Identify and manage risks and issues, including the development of contingency plans

  • Manage 3 rd party suppliers (where applicable)


To be successful in this role the ideal candidate must have:

  • A bachelor or master degree, preferably in Finance or Accounting is a requirement. A master degree in a business related subject, on top of aforementioned degree, is considered an advantage

  • At least 3 years of professional project management experience with a proven track record of successful project delivery is a requirement. Relevant industry experience is an advantage.

  • Demonstrated experience in driving or assisting process improvements initiatives is a requirement, whereby exposure to Lean, Six Sigma or similar methodologies is considered an advantage

  • Experience in managing or supporting M&A due diligence and integration processes is considered an advantage

  • Experience in managing or supporting CAPEX projects is considered an advantage

  • The ability to think ‘outside the box’ and to work and communicate at a conceptual level as well as at a hands-on, practical level

  • A PMP or PRINCE 2 certification or the willingness to obtain this certification is a requirement

  • (International) business engagement and change management experience

  • Good knowledge of MS Office (including MS Project)

  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of time

ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Relocation is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.




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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at