Project Portfolio Manager- Various Locations

Archer Daniels Midland Company Decatur , IL 62523

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

Project Portfolio Manager

Milling Technical Center of Excellence

This is a full time, exempt position

The Project Portfolio Manager is responsible to support ADM's Milling Technical Center of Excellence serving as a leader managing the project portfolio for this group. This role will be responsible for coordinating, prioritizing and reporting across all Milling manufacturing facilities identifying budget and schedule risks providing accountability for the project management teams.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organize and manage the Milling Capex/project pipeline.

  • Support the Milling team with oversight of Wave Initiatives.

  • Work with the project/FEL teams to define and clearly document project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value.

  • Organize and coordinate project team meetings as well as stage gate management review meetings.

  • Standard project management tasks to include managing the process of definition and development of detailed requirements, assisting the project manager as needed.

  • Lead the refinement of requirements, development of plans and schedules, and estimation and project maintenance.

  • Coordinates work of functional leads and other project team members including consultants/contractors.

  • Assists project manager to identify and ensure all activities required to successfully meet the key stakeholder stage gate meetings are completed on time.

  • Develop communication plans for multiple projects with the core teams and key stakeholders.

  • Prepare and distribute project progress reports; handle risk, dependencies and issues.

  • Correct and/or report deviations from plan and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.

  • Coordinate AFE capital requests for key projects ensuring proper readiness to clear stage gates.

  • Reports on ongoing issues and changes utilizing existing processes and templates and publishing reports within a program/project.

  • Builds and publishes status reports of activities, accomplishments, issues and action to resolve issues.

  • Lead customer expectations for project deliverable, balancing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance that doesn't overwhelm the team with process.

  • Team Management: Hold teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work.

  • Process Management and Improvement: Use agile project management processes and foster ongoing process improvement.

  • Manage project portfolio distribution of research projects and monitor status of projects, budget and provide recommendations.

  • Collaborates closely with Carbohydrate business leaders, commercial, marketing, research & development, operations, quality, and supply chain functions on business objectives and key projects.

  • Ensure accurate communication and reporting is in place to update key stakeholders on project status.

Qualifications Education

  • A Bachelor's/Masters Degree from a recognized university or equivalent experience is required.


  • Minimum of 1-5 years' experience in a technical role, ideally with project management experience.

  • Bachelors' degree in Project Management, Engineering, or an equivalent combination of work experience, training and education.

  • Solid ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders with evidence of willingness and ability to express and protect departmental interests.

  • Ability to apply strong problem-solving skills.

  • Proven effective communicator and writer, able to tailor message to receiving audience.

  • Experience handling multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated experience using MS Project Office Professional and MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.

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