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ADM Brand Strategy Director - Chicago, IL in Chicago, Illinois


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Brand Strategy Director - Chicago, IL



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Brand Strategy Director - Chicago, IL

This is a full-time, exempt level position.

Got what it takes to up our brand game? Bring it.

About ADM: Not every career offers you the opportunity to do rewarding work that helps enrich the lives of people all around the world. At ADM, that’s kind of our thing. Whether we’re finding new opportunities for renewable products, developing the next flavor trend, or ensuring crops get to parts of the world where they’re needed, the problems we solve are making a real difference. And that’s where you come in.

About this opportunity: We’re seeking a brand strategist who’s great to work with and great at their job. You’ll be the latest addition to our Global Brand team within ADM’s Global Communications group. You’ll be a strategic advisor to marketers, designers, corporate communicators and others as they bring ADM’s brand to life across a range of touchpoints with customers, employees, and other audiences. Your responsibilities will include everything from supporting the ongoing evolution of ADM’s brand identity…to providing feedback on creative work…to partnering with key internal clients to plan and deliver brand and design support. You’ll also identify, evaluate and coach freelancers and agencies that augment our team for bandwidth and specific skills. And you’ll help drive continuous improvement of our acumen, our skills, our processes, our tools and, ultimately, our work.

Your role will include a fair amount of helping partners throughout our global organization understand the principles of brand management and design strategy, so you’ll want to be a patient and effective communicator. You will work on multiple projects at a time with colleagues around the globe, so organization skills and keen eye for detail are a must. And you’ll need to be a great listener and a creative problem-solver.

You’ll work out of either our Global HQ in Chicago; our North American HQ in Decatur, Illinois; or our Erlanger, Kentucky, office. We work on Creative Cloud and use Teams to connect. You will have your choice of a Windows machine or a Mac (M2 Max MBP or M2 Ultra Studio).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the health of ADM’s brand by planning and leading the evolution of our brand identity and its various verbal and visual expressions

  • Partner with clients in Global Marketing, Global Communications and other groups to map out design support plans

  • Support team development of business, audience and channel acumen

  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency through automation, elimination, templates or tools

  • Coach individuals and teams around the organization with brand compliance

  • Demonstrate an ability to interact, collaborate and influence stakeholders at all levels, across geographies and businesses

  • Develop and grow a working knowledge of ADM, our products and services

Qualifications, Core Skills, and Experience:

  • 7-12 years of brand strategy or agency account leadership experience

  • Don’t need to be a designer, but must understand design and be able to give strategy-focused feedback

  • Creative problem solving will be critical in this role

  • As will a sense of humor and patience

  • Comfort with changing priorities and a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Professional demeanor with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Every position at ADM requires a commitment to integrity, safety, inclusion and quality

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree or experience

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. 





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About ADM::

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.adm.com.