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Project Manager, North America Strategic PMO - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Project Manager, North America Strategic PMO – Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Project Management

Job Description

Project Manager, North America Strategic PMO – Decatur, IL
This is a full-time, exempt position.

The department:
The Strategic Project Management Office (PMO) enables the realization of benefits to ADM, through the delivery of projects and/or programs that have been approved and classified as ‘high priority’ by the designated authority within ADM. The Strategic PMO is the regional center of expertise in project and program management at ADM, whereby through best practice and functional knowledge value is created through project delivery.

The role:
In your role as Project Manager you have the authority to run projects on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the business sponsor and ADM leadership. You will manage complex, interdisciplinary projects comprising experts from the business segments and the corporate functions. The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project delivers to the agreed standard of quality and within the specified constraints of cost, time and benefit.

The main duties of this role will include:

  • Plan, manage and monitor the delivery of projects from project initiation to project closure
  • Define and implement overall project governance structure and provide clear roles and responsibilities for the project team and key stakeholders
  • Redefine and optimize business processes and organizational structures to support the implementation of ADM’s strategy
  • Manage mid- to larger scales acquisitions, joint ventures & divestments
  • Ensure that projects produce the required deliverables to defined standards of quality within agreed cost, time and other constraints
  • Identify and manage risks and issues, including the development of contingency plans
  • Manage 3rd party suppliers (where applicable)
To be successful in this role the ideal candidate must have:
  • A bachelor or master degree, preferably in Finance or Accounting is a requirement. A master degree in a business related subject, on top of aforementioned degree, is considered an advantage
  • At least 3 years of professional project management experience with a proven track record of successful project delivery is a requirement. Relevant industry experience is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in driving or assisting process improvements initiatives is a requirement, whereby exposure to Lean, Six Sigma or similar methodologies is considered an advantage
  • Experience in managing or supporting M&A due diligence and integration processes is considered an advantage
  • Experience in managing or supporting CAPEX projects is considered an advantage
  • The ability to think ‘outside the box’ and to work and communicate at a conceptual level as well as at a hands-on, practical level
  • A PMP or PRINCE 2 certification or the willingness to obtain this certification is a requirement
  • (International) business engagement and change management experience
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (including MS Project)
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of time

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.

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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