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Warehouse Process Lead - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Warehouse Process Lead - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Logistics, Transportation,Warehousing, Supply Chain

Job Description

Warehouse Process Lead - Decatur, IL or Cincinnati, OH
This is an exempt position


ADM is seeking an experienced Warehouse Process Lead to join the Global Ops organization. The position will be based in Cincinnati/Erlanger KY or Decatur IL area and will report into the Plant to Deliver Global Process Owner - GPO.
The Warehouse Process Lead is a critical role leading the development, deployment, and evolution of warehouse process enablement and continuous improvement efforts for global Inventory, Warehousing, and Delivery (IWD).

This role will serve as the global process owner for the IWD workstream and manage a delivery process-focused team to identify and execute continuous improvement opportunities in warehouse processes across all ADM regions to drive short and long-term strategic goals related to growth enablement, value delivery, and global process/system harmonization.

Effectively partnering with Global Operations, Global Supply Chain, Regional Supply Chain Leaders, Procurement, and Finance is key to the success of the Warehouse Process Lead.


  • Responsible for the governance and development of their sub-process across the enterprise. Collaborate with their peers to ensure effective and efficient operations. The Warehouse Process Lead identifies opportunities for process improvement and delivers change for their sub-process in alignment with the goals of the E2E process.
    • Is an expert on all levels of the IWD process and understands its end-to-end function, interactions, and dependencies with other processes
    • Define and communicate a clear vision for sub-process across the operating model
    • Support the Global Process Owner in the execution of a global strategy for an end-to-end process including associated policies and technologies
    • Assist in developing the KPIs for sub-processes
    • Monitor performance of sub-process and identifies areas for improvement
    • Review sub-process performance reports for issues and opportunities to improve performance and develop recommendations
    • Develop and operationalize any applicable reporting and analytics to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of assigned sub-process
    • Participate in process governance (as needed) to provide input on items such as process scope and assist in resolving operational issues
    • Drive and contributes to the development of future state of the end-to-end business process design at the sub-process level
    • Ensure completeness and consistency of the process design and sub-processes
    • Keeps key stakeholders informed including Executive Global Process Owners, Global Process Owners and project team members
    • Drive the rollout of the end-to-end process and sub-processes
    • Develop and translate sub-process strategy into operational goals and objectives
    • Collaborate with corporate functions, data owners/stewards, and peers to ensure consistency and alignment across policy, process, and data
    • Collaborate with the business, corporate functions, and Global Business Services to ensure resources are properly trained on process, policy, and systems.
    • Responsible for providing change champions and supers users with the training and skills to oversee, coach and train others in the proper execution of the process.
  • Enable supply chain/Operations to generate productivity savings and operational improvements by proactively partnering with regional and site leaders.
  • Build a high performing team and engaging work environment to develop and coach direct and indirect reports.
  • Operate as an expert and teacher of analytical and problem-solving concepts (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizan) to identify and manage efforts and coach warehouse teams.

  • Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain, Business Management, Engineering or a related field (or equivalent degree) and 7+ years of relevant work experience in Supply Chain and/or Supply Planning. Master’s degree preferred
  • Leadership: Demonstrates visionary, dynamic, and engaged leadership with an emphasis on building high performing teams and enterprise-wide capabilities.
  • Warehouse Process Expertise: Deep expertise in, and demonstrated success implementing and driving best-in-class warehouse food distribution processes.
  • Analytical Prowess: Possess deep analytical skills with the ability to mentor others on the following topics:
    • Frameworks and tools from methodologies such as Six Sigma and Lean
    • Problem-solving facets such as hypothesis development, qualitative and quantitative data gathering and use, solution development, and impact analysis.
    • Process design and improvement principles.
  • Project Management: Ability to identify optimal improvement opportunities, and scope and prioritize associated charters.
  • Catalyst for Change: Strong influencer to establish standards, ensure effective problem-solving, build internal talent capabilities, and show ROI of a continuous improvement mindset and its impact over time.
  • Relationships: Develops and maintains field and cross-functional relationships through on-site visits to identify opportunities and drive impact at all ADMs areas and regions.

Travel Requirement: Ability to travel 10-25% with some international travel (if needed)

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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