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Project Manager - Strategic PMO

Posted: 01/05/2020

Project Manager - Strategic PMO - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois


Job Description

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 40,000 employees serving customers in hundreds of countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 450 crop procurement locations, more than 330 food and feed ingredient manufacturing facilities, 62 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at


Project Manager – Decatur, IL
This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:

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 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.

Job Responsibilities:
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
  • Facilitate effective communication between the various work streams and manage critical dependencies
  • 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)


Job Requirements: 


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



Job Description (Continued)

If you are a committed team-player, energetic, reliable and an agile learner who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and enjoys working in a fast paced international environment, we are looking forward to welcoming you as an integral part of the Strategic Project Management team.

Relocation is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. 

ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities