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ADM Senior Project Manager I - Des Moines, IA in Des Moines, Iowa


Job Title:

Senior Project Manager I - Des Moines, IA


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description:

Senior Project Manager I - Des Moines, IA

Reporting to the Capex Regional Manager, this is a salaried, exempt-level position with oversite for capital projects primarily in our Des Moines, IA Soy Bean Processing Facility, and with the possibility of assignment to other projects with in the region.

Job Summary:

The Project Manager will partner with the business areas and (key) cross functional ADM stakeholders to manage expectations for project scope, schedule and budget.

This individual will facilitate buy in for project implementations while collaborating with a team of professionals to execute on various project initiatives as well as lead other initiatives.

In this role, you will ensure high-quality work for projects up to 20 million dollars with high cost improvement and critical infrastructure impact and significance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting and driving contractor safety through the use of preventative action plans and safety metrics

  • Assure that the safety and reliability of existing equipment is maintained during project implementation

  • Define project scope and plan the delivery of projects according a roles & responsibility matrix. Execute the project, including costing and implementation according the Front End Loading(FEL) guidelines

  • Project site field reviews during development and execution to understand potential clashes in order to develop mitigation plans to maintain budget and schedule. Potentially 20% travel if assigned to projects outside of Des Moines

  • Assuring monthly project reporting to the stakeholders through FEL, execution, commissioning, and capitalization and closure

  • Scope change and risk management escalation processes

  • Complying with local legislation and ADM requirements for permitting, safety legislation, quality assurance, HACCP, GMP, Hazop as well as TPS policy

  • Coordinate the team development of all necessary documentation for commissioning, training, maintenance and maintain all records required by legislation and policies

  • Coordinate and provide direction to contractual partners for project execution including the use of a well maintained work breakdown structure

  • Setting up project structure and coordination with project steering committee according project governance guidelines

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field

  • Minimum of 10 years managing several industrial projects of low to high complexity ranging in size from 5 to 20 million USD or equivalent experience

  • Experience with cost engineering and key performance indicators

  • Experience with industrial process project planning and scheduling with multi-craft trades

  • Experience with industrial process project commissioning means and methods

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Project, Primavera or other resource loaded scheduling tools.

  • Experience using interpersonal English fluency communication skills effectively, written and verbal

  • Ability to travel as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP Certification or willingness to obtain the PMP

  • Ability to work with 3rd party design firms executing under a variety of contractual methodologies

  • Experience with execution of multi-year projects utilizing multidiscipline teams

  • Experience with execution on revamp and brownfield projects or related experience

  • Experience with stage gate project execution

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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





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. (


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.