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Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Health, Safety & Environment

Job Description

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager - Decatur, IL
This is a full-time, exempt position.

ADM, a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company, has an opening for an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager based at our Decatur, IL North American Research Headquarters. In this role, you will provide strategic leadership, direction and guidance regarding H&S standards, systems and permits within a research setting. You will collaborate with a diverse group of research personnel as you oversee the H&S performance in the facility and promote continuous improvement to meet legal and ADM expectations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Work closely with research managers to achieve action plan success. Provide constant and consistent leadership, guidance and mentoring, and public presentation as necessary.

  • Effective implementation of standardized ADM Health and Safety programs and systems to ensure compliance with company and local requirements.

  • Develop and present H&S training for new hires and location colleagues as required.

  • Establish a sustainable H&S improvement culture

  • Monitor, evaluate and report H&S performance and suggest corrective and preventive actions to further improve performance

  • Build colleague commitment and enthusiasm for safety through effective leadership and influence.

  • Lead or have an integral involvement in incident investigations.

  • Recognizes hazards, conducts risk assessments and recommend controls and actions

  • Manages all health & safety reporting requirements

  • Act as a champion and mentor for colleague safety engagement that comes in many forms including behavior based safety.

  • Manage and provide oversight of injured colleague cases.

  • Manages, plans, implements, and continuously improves the site Sphera tracking system

  • Manages the site emergency response and asbestos management programs

  • Strong aptitude for the Management of Change (MOC) process

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Preferability in Occupational Health & Safety or related field

  • 5 years’ work experience in a health and safety position

Job Requirements

  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to lead, coach, build consensus and public presentation ability

  • Ability to write standard operating procedures and programs

  • Proven leadership skills demonstrated by experience

  • Proven ability to work effectively and enthusiastically on a team

  • Analytical problem solving and root cause analysis skills

  • Effective use of Microsoft office applications and database systems

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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