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Project Leader - Productivity Management

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Job Description:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Productivity Program Management you will provide direction on Productivity Projects including: project planning and implementation using an Agile and common process across Conagra's Business Segments. Support a team of cross-functional resources and partners with functional owners to meet segment productivity/margin improvement projects.Responsibilities Include:Support the ideation, creation, advancement and execution of productivity (margin) accretion projects in your assigned segment for a set of product categories and plants.Partner with business resources to define, track, and measure holistic margin management programsProvide project management for cost improvement efforts for assigned product groups, ensuring annual target achievement. Participating with and providing support to plants and other Supply Chain performance improvement efforts.Guide business simplification efforts for assigned segment - examples include Active SKU Management, packaging standardization, and component/specification consolidation.Manage project budgets, both capital and expense, for any projects under position's jurisdiction and using Agile methodology - advance projects through their lifecycle using Clarizen.Drive urgency to hit established timelines.Guide the development of sound business cases to justify effort and ensuring that project efforts achieve intended business benefits.Monitor Supply Chain KPI's for assigned product groups, providing improvement plan support to plants/main Supply Chain functions.Provide other Supply Chain or business initiative support as assigned.You will engage with:Internal Contacts: Project Leaders (OBD/OBM), Plants, Transportation and Warehousing, R&D, Planning, Data Management, Brand Design , Q.A., Engineering, Finance, Business teams - at all levels in the organizationExternal Contacts: Suppliers, Contract manufacturersRequirements: BS degree required; preferably in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or Finance.3 years previous experience planning, manufacturing, project management, engineering, operations finance or other related functions.Exposure to and understanding of multiple Supply Chain and other business disciplines (Purchasing, trans/warehousing, RQI, etc.).The ability to handle multiple projects concurrently.Some exposure to new product commercialization and startup procedures.A continuous improvement mindsetExperience managing projects in a manufacturing supply chain environment.Some exposure to Agile concepts.Ability to travel approximately 25%Our Modern Workplace:Conagra's culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Chicago or Omaha office 3 days per week.#LI-PM2#LI-Hybrid#LI-MSLOur Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insuranceWealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase planGrowth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiencesBalance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye--, Marie Callender's--, Banquet--, Healthy Choice--, Slim Jim--, Reddi-wip--, and Vlasic--, and emerging brands, including Angie's-- BOOMCHICKAPOP--, Duke's--, Earth Balance--, Gardein--, and Frontera--.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Chicago , Project Leader - Productivity Management, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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