Plant Manager

Archer Daniels Midland Company   •  

Decatur, IL

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 35 days ago

Plant Manager- Decatur, IL
This is an exempt level position

The plant manager for the Decatur East Soy Plant location will be responsible for daily oversight as well as long term vision of operational strategies associated with plant production. This union facility has a workforce compromised of approximately 196 hourly and 112 salaried employees. The skills necessary to be successful in this position include responsibilities such as: safety, quality assurance, environmental compliance, production, yield, cost management, capital disciplines and colleague development.

Responsibilities include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Display a commitment, lead, participate and support ongoing safety including values based safety efforts
  • Direct the operation of the plant which includes safety and environmental compliance, manufacturing quality products, production, cost optimization, yield and sustainability
  • Oversee performance development for all salaried colleagues at the facility
  • Oversight for capital projects including budget and timing
  • Maintaining positive community relationship
  • Provide solutions and promote teamwork amongst the various groups such as production, maintenance and engineering.


Qualifications and competencies include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • A strong understanding of the process and the ability to implement change when necessary
  • Excellent communication skills to provide guidance and feedback
  • Results driven to provide support to achieve the goals established by the division
  • The ability to provide motivation to the direct reports and demonstrate leadership qualities to all plant personnel
  • Problem solving and sound decision making are necessary to lead the plant based on facts and statistical data
  • BA/BS in engineering or related study is preferred
  • 5+ year’s production management experience