Business Optimization Manager - Decatur (Hanover Park)

ADM in Hanover Park, IL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Position Summary:
The Business Optimization Manager will serve as a strategic business partner who shares ownership of business strategy while focusing on business optimization and execution across the enterprise of major groups including but not limited to Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Research and Development, Production and the Commercial Business Team. Aiming to maximize the value of our current assets and how to best deliver our ever expanding diverse portfolio to our customers.


  • Recognize and communicate areas of improvement, providing ideas on how to optimize processes and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and drive implementation of change.
  • Cross-Collaborate with Operations and Research and Development to drive plant improvement projects.
  • Cross-Collaborate with Operations and Research and Development on execution of new product-line production
  • Manage High-Level Supply Chain: Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, working with Supply Chain Coordinators
  • Work with operations to optimize plant utilization
  • Communicate and collaborate with Commercial Business Managers on strategy and the execution of the strategy.
  • Problem-Solve production challenges
  • Interface with Quality Assurance team on corrective actions
  • Provide Support and Drive Plant AFE projects
  • Optimize Logistics and Warehousing across all Nutrition Businesses
  • Must communicate with entire Business Optimization team to identify improvement areas across all businesses.
  • Manage Cost Metrics and how they affect business performance.
  • Manage and/or purchase IDT and 3rd party raw materials
  • Work on continuously improving all planning processes to enhance the customer experience
  • Execute on special projects as assigned
  • Other items, as needed
  • Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in business, supply chain or finance or related field is required with a minimum of 5 years related work experience.
  • A proven ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with people at all levels inside and outside of the organization.
  • Maturity, professional demeanor and personal discretion to interact with business leaders.
  • Independent decision making and problem solving skills with the ability to develop solutions in a logical and systematic way.
  • Excellent communication skills emphasizing listening, writing, and speaking succinctly, clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with an attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and flexibility to adjust.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with emphasis in excel and power point is required.

  • Relocation assistance is available with this position.

    This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, 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 a disability.

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