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Human Resources Manager - Decatur, IL



People & HR
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Human Resources Manager - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Human Resources

Job Description

Human Resources Manager
Human Resources
This is a full time, exempt position

The Human Resources (HR) Manager will provide consultative support and partnership to the leaders and colleagues at the Decatur, IL West Plant (Oilseeds Crush and Refinery) to drive critical human capital initiatives and associated business results. This role leads activities and ensures successful achievement of objectives related to colleague engagement, workforce management, performance management, talent development, succession planning, diversity and inclusion, communications, and change management. The HR Manager impacts overall business performance and colleague engagement by providing strategic, creative, and collaborative leadership across assigned facilities and positions. Further, this role diagnoses issues and opportunities proactively and takes necessary action to bring timely resolution. To be successful, the individual in this role must influence operations leaders and build strong, cross-functional relationships. In addition, this person must have knowledge of the HR functions and associated HR policies, approaches, and environmental constraints, as well as relevant HR laws and regulations. This role is critical to ADM as it aligns HR strategy plans and helps leaders implement plans within specific sites.

What We’re Looking For;

  • Required to work a flexible schedule that meets the needs of the assigned facilities.
  • May be asked to work mornings, afternoons, nights, and/or weekends based on the needs of the facility.
  • Must work in a manufacturing/distribution/warehouse environment with the physical and environmental aspects typically associated with such environment.
Personal Characteristics and Skills;
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related field (or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a related field)
  • AND 6 years of HR experience with increasing levels of responsibility WITH at least 4 years of experience -
  • As HR generalist experience across multiple disciplines (e.g., workforce planning talent acquisition, career development) while interpreting and applying HR policies, procedures, programs and processes
  • In leadership capacity with or without direct report responsibility
  • In a cross-functional team environment with exempt and non-exempt staff
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related field
  • 2 years’ experience working in multiple locations with remote teams
  • 1 year in leadership capacity with or without direct report responsibility
  • 3 years’ experience managing a cross-functional team with exempt and non-exempt staff in union and non-union capacities
  • Experience developing, adapting, and/or facilitating training
  • Experience actively serving as a strategic business partner for other parts of the organization
  • Relevant professional certifications (e.g. Professional in Human Resources)
  • Experience in a manufacturing, distribution, or warehouse line of business
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.


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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