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Data Manager



Data Science
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Data Manager, Performance Management – Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Finance, Accounting, Audit

Job Description

Data Manager, Performance Management – Decatur, IL

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Job Summary:

The Data Manager role reports to the Director of the Performance Management CoE. These roles are responsible for designing, building and implementing the required databases and reports to support the Performance Management tools, such as OEE/TEEP, Cost of poor quality and financial performance, as well as providing maintenance for these systems.

The Data Manager will be a subject matter expert within the operations COEs on analysis and reporting. The Data Manager needs to have expert technical knowledge of platforms and software technology, deep expertise in data management techniques, ability to drive effective support of data analysis and model management, and experience with IT project management practices.

In addition to the data responsibilities, the colleagues in these roles need a sound understanding of the financial and operational impacts of the data managed to identify areas of opportunity and to ensure accurate reporting. The Data Manager relies on a strong ability to deal with information in various configurations and from diverse global sources, and to be able to cleanse, aggregate and visualize to provide insights.

The Data Manager role is instrumental in pulling together data requests to support critical business decisions.

Typical initiatives that performance management Data Managers include items such as:

  • Financial performance data reporting and variance tools
  • Asset Utilization (OEE/TEEP) database and visuals
  • Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) database and visuals
  • Readiness/Wave analytical products
  • Global Y-Chart & Operations KPI tracking & reporting
  • Financial Planning toolkit for operations
  • Dedicated reporting products for COEs such as RCM, Utilities and technology
The successful candidate will exhibit the following characteristics and skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement data warehousing solutions
  • Working knowledge of data and analytics architecture, data warehousing concepts, and data integration best practices
  • Specialist to expert-level competency in several to all of the following platforms and systems: SQL, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Javascript, Microsoft SQL Server, IIS, Web development, Visual Studio, Excel PowerQuery, and Power BI – with ability to quickly learn and fill in gaps in needed areas.
  • Understands and can navigate complex business source systems. Experience with Hyperion Financial Management a plus.
  • Strong financial acumen. Have a high level understanding of operational accounting best practices and ability to navigate ADM’s systems and processes, leveraging experience, internal network and ability to learn.
  • Understand fundamentals of plant operations, including process flow, cost structure and energy and material balance
  • Understand fundamentals of plant cost position
  • Understand drivers for fixed and variable costs, how to plan and analyze, able to grasp principles of benchmarking and optimization
  • Ability to understand diverse cost drivers such as depreciation, pricing, inflation, operational efficiency, allocations and absorption
Job Qualifications:
  • 4 year university degree required in engineering, computer science, IT or equivalent
  • 5+ years in process operations with preferred exposure to engineering, project and operations management, or, 5+ years in IT management systems and data processing and architecture systems coupled with strong process operations acumen
  • Prior operations management experience is helpful
  • Plant-specific process knowledge preferred, or sufficient ability to learn quickly. Multiple ADM process units helpful.
  • Requires ability to collaborate, influence, lead, and execute.
  • Must be able to communicate at all levels, and be comfortable engaging with colleagues across varied functions and levels.

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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