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Area Environmental Manager - North America



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Area Environmental Manager - North America


IL - Illinois

Health, Safety & Environment

Job Description

Area Environmental Manager - North America

An opportunity has arisen for an Area Environmental Manager - North America. Preferred location is the eastern United States, based in either Vineland, NJ, Southport, NC, or Kalamazoo, MI. Other ADM locations may be considered. This role will report to the Regional Environmental Director.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Primary environmental contact and support for approximately 25 locations.
  • Effective implementation of standardized ADM environmental programs and systems to ensure compliance with company and local requirements for their assigned locations.
  • Establish a sustainable environmental improvement culture across the locations in their region based on continuous improvement through the environmental management system. This role will provide technical and managerial direction to ensure ADM’s environmental objectives are met.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report area environmental performance and suggest corrective/preventive actions to further improve performance.
  • Provide environmental support to locations within the area for approvals, permits, root cause analyses, sharing best practices, implementing the ADM standards and negotiations with authorities.
  • Participate in trade associations and government working groups.
  • Track and advise on new or upcoming legislation and regulations.
  • Participate in compliance audits and assessments including due diligence.
  • Facilitate training & development of the EHS professionals in the region.
  • The Area Environmental Manager may be contacted for after hour emergencies.
  • Strong problem solving, diagnostic and analytical skills, with a results focused approach.
  • Strong leadership and change management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, acts as a reliable pro-active communicator.
  • Sound project/program management skills.
  • Open mindedness; forward thinking.
  • Cooperative management style.
  • Theoretical insight with pragmatic approach.
  • Outgoing and energetic personality.
  • Able to perform under pressure.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Willingness to travel to multiple locations with flexible hours, occasionally other than normal business (day shift) hours to accommodate plant needs, i.e., training, inspections, etc. The Area Environmental Manager may be contacted for after hour emergencies.
  • Environmental legislation experience in the US.
  • Negotiation with authorities.
  • Implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
  • Air permitting and associated matters.
  • Greenhouse gas reporting (GHG).
  • Environmental reporting (TIER II, TRI, Boiler MACT).
  • Waste characterization and transportation (DOT).
  • Waste disposal alternatives and beneficial reuse.
  • Performance Excellence/Lean/Continuous Improvement.
  • Carbon management
Additional Qualifications:
  • BS degree in Engineering, Environmental Management or another related program preferred.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in a process industrial environment
  • Willing to frequently travel to the locations (approx. 25-30% of the time).
  • This position requires the ability to work in a variety of conditions such as an office environment, indoors/outdoors, hot/cold weather as well as physical demands such as standing, kneeling, and sitting for prolonged periods of time, climbing stairs/ladders and the ability to work in confined spaces in a variety of environmental conditions.
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ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.

Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

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 www.adm.com.


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