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Performance Analyst Manager - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Performance Analyst Manager - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Performance Analyst Manager - Decatur, IL
West Plant
This is a full-time, exempt position

Job Description
The Performance Analyst Manager is the subject matter expert of all financial aspects of plant operations including operational costs and capital expenditures and has a key leadership role in improving the plant’s cost position.
The primary responsibilities of the Performance Analyst include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Plant safety leadership:

  • Promote a positive safety attitude in all interactions
  • Engage with plant safety programs such as job cycle checks, safety committees, safety blitzes, and safety audits
Lead plant cost analysis efforts:
  • Analyze performance gaps and highlight areas of opportunity by mining PI data, Maximo data, accounting reports, and power BI reports
  • Work with accounting to explain cost anomalies
  • Promote accountability of financial and operational KPIs amongst plant leadership via coaching and follow-up
  • Hold routine financial reviews with all levels of plant leadership that highlight performance gaps and areas of opportunity
  • Aid in tracking plant maintenance costs against goals and benchmarks
  • Coordinate month end close including inventory, load, and usage reconciliation
  • Document month end close procedures
  • Engage with accounting and plant on streamlining month end close procedures to aid in accuracy and timeliness of results
Prepare annual financial plan for plant operations:
  • Engage with plant and corporate personnel on setting benchmarks for operating cost and capital expenditure
  • Aid in developing and implementing plant’s capital strategy
Understand fundamentals of various plant operations:
  • Understand purpose of each plant unit operation as well as its financial impact Understand high level operating KPIs such as OEE, yield, energy/chemical utilization, and first pass prime
  • Afternoon assistance to the plant formulator regarding scheduling
  • Basic backup of department superintendent
  • Aid in optimization projects in other departments
  • Take leadership in Performance Excellence initiatives, such as Zero Loss and KPI workshops
Lead and coordinate processes for review and approval of office and plant expenditures:
  • Approve production clerk PRs/POs/Invoices in Coupa and Maximo
  • Manage office processes and reports
  • Backup production clerk when deemed necessary
  • CTS Administrator

Job Requirements
  • A broad mix of technical and financial business acumen obtained via college degree or experience.
  • Ability to collaborate with others, influence, lead, and execute tasks as required.
  • Demonstrable experience and competency working with large excel spreadsheets and databases
  • Power BI knowledge
  • PI Vision knowledge

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.

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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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