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Manager Business Communications - Decatur, IL



Marketing & Communications
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Manager Business Communications - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois


Job Description

North American Business Communications Manager

Role Overview
ADM has been undergoing one of the most significant transformations in its 120+-year history to become a global leader in human and animal nutrition, and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company.

ADM’s North American Business Communications Managers advance the company’s business priorities by ensuring that colleagues: 1) understand our purpose, strategy and commitments to various stakeholders, and how they can contribute as individuals; and 2) work together to create an inclusive, high-performance culture.

The successful candidate will excel at developing and executing — with minimal support — well-structured communications plans spanning multiple media and audiences, with a particular emphasis on reaching ADM’s Operations teams around the world. This individual will demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills, collaborative instincts and a strong executive presence. And, they will be expert at turning often highly complex and detailed information into clear, compelling communications across all internal channels.

In addition, the successful candidate will be able to prioritize, manage and execute multiple projects effectively in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. He or she should also understand how best to measure the success of communications programs and tactics.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or related field of study is a differentiator.
  • 3-5 years related corporate communications or related agency / consultancy experience. Experience in safety communications is a plus.
  • Proven success in leadership engagement and influence, as well as broad-based employee communications channels.
  • Impeccable oral, written, verbal and formal presentation skills.
  • Sharp leadership skills demonstrated by excellence in coaching and developing, multi-disciplinary collaboration and project management competencies, working cross-functionally.
  • Ability to craft communications that motivate engagement, commitment, participation and action within the workforce across functions and levels.
  • Handles changing priorities, a fast-paced environment and tight deadlines with ease and maturity.
  • Strong execution excellence with a highly collaborative mindset to drive shared results.
  • English language fluency required.
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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