Director, Animal Nutrition Research - Decatur, IL
Company: Archer Daniels Midland
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Director, Animal Nutrition Research - Decatur, IL Decatur
Research & Development Job Description The Animal Nutrition
division is part of the ADM's global Nutrition business with human
nutrition and health & wellness divisions . The Global Animal
Nutrition Research team is located at 3 locations (North America,
France and Switzerland) focusing on the development of cutting-edge
technological and science-based products. Director, Animal
Nutrition Research - Decatur, IL Research & Development Job
Description: The successful candidate will assume responsibility in
a central leadership position within ADM Science and Technology and
will be located in Decatur, IL. As one of the Directors of the
Research Division, you will become a member of the Animal Nutrition
Science and Technology leadership team and will be responsible for
developing innovative and science-based products to differentiate
ourselves in the market by1) Leading a group of Research managers
to leverage the large ADM internal capacities and develop a unique
research program for specialty feed ingredients, additives and
nutrition solutions for livestock, aquaculture and companion animal
2) Lead the exploration ofnew concepts, ideas and technologies 3)
Plan and execute the research pipeline from idea to product
commercialization 3) Generate scientific support for commercial
products 4) Contribute to ADM's scientific visibility by engaging
with renown Universities and Research Institutes. Job
Responsibilities: Lead group managers to develop and promote
projects from conception to implementation at production scale,
including IP protection, properly allocating resources to best
serve ADM's research needs. Responsible for talent development
within the team, including recruitment of talent, professional
development of individuals to potentially assume new
responsibilities within research. Accountable for the successful
development and timely delivery of value added product offerings
and supporting research capabilities within Animal Nutrition.
Establish fluid lines of communication with operations and
commercial groups, ensuring the articulation of technical
attributes, rationale and justification of short-, mid-, long-term
projects. Develop external ecosystem building high level research
projects with reliable partners (scientists and customers).
Actively scouting innovation and technology opportunities.
- Provide direction on technical and scientific topics related to
product development, process improvement, technical applications of
products, and other relevant areas. Job Requirements:
- Demonstrated ability to lead both the technical and management
aspects of a research organization with global reach.
- Ph.D. degree in Animal Sciences or related field.
- Fluid ability to communicate with a diverse audience of
stakeholders from technical and nontechnical backgrounds.
- Drive the Animal Nutrition Research pipeline in alignment with
- Demonstrated success in transforming ideas to commercially
viable products, services, and nutritional solutions..
- Skilled in external and internal customer connections.
- Knowledge or experience in Animal Nutrition and feed ingredient
- Flexibility in approaching new opportunities and novel
- Global perspective on research impact.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others
in a global context.
- Availability to travel up to 30% of the time, Domestic and
International. 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. 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 www.adm.com.--- EEO ADM is an equal
opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability and veterans status.
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