Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in
food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt
marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great
brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra
Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Lead and drive continuous improvement initiatives focused on
procurement cost savings projects through detailed technical and
financial negotiations, contract management and supplier
relationship development. This position will lead a team in the
management of over $500+MM in protein spend. Emphasis will be on
driving superior sourcing strategies, developing a world class
supply base, productivity, and driving cost savings. Responsible
for management of the Red Meats procurement team. Directly
responsible for buying Kosher Beef, Casings, and some further
processed items. Procurement leader of the following categories:
Pork, Beef, and Seafood.
Responsible for over $500+MM in protein spend
Knowledgeable in category and industry analysis, cost to benefit
analysis, contract and supplier development. Explore research on
market dynamics, cost drivers, supplier business models and
advanced technology to enhance contract negotiations.
Responsible for the forecasting of costs, PPV reporting, overall
position management and budgeting of the categories.
Collaborate with cross functional teams within Conagra to
develop and implement sustainable process improvements and new
technology to advance identification and implementation of
continuous improvement projects.
Understanding of advanced sourcing practices and their
applications. Provide organizational leadership in terms of
developing innovative approaches to new advancements.
Development and maintenance of positive, productive, proactive
relationships with a wide variety of suppliers, Conagra Functions,
and key company Stakeholders. Participates in driving progressive,
innovative change within a complex organization.
Develop and deploy methods to track supplier performance
including working with senior supplier management for
Drive Productivity, Conagra Cost Reduction (CCR) programs and
initiatives partnering with Functions. Delivers progress and
Jointly plan and execute savings in cost/quality/service
sourcing strategies with Conagra Functions with current and future
Provide procurement project management support to assigned
Provide clear communication to team members and external
customers on strategy, position, and related activities and
Provide oversight, leadership, guidance, and direction in the
professional development of direct and indirect reports.
Implement Supplier strategies utilizing industry modeling and
appropriate metrics across Conagra.
Reports to and updates senior director on emerging
opportunities/risks. Fosters success of protein supply chain
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or advanced degree
10 yrs + experience in Procurement/Supply Chain. Protein
Direct Experience / Category expertise in Sourcing for Red Meats
Firm understanding of procurement and strategic sourcing, end
user expectations, and requirements.
Demonstrated strengths in relationship building, problem
solving, and conflict management.
A passionate, motivated process leader who has the skills to
lead and drive improvement in a complex, matrixed environment.
Self-starter with ability to time manage and prioritize multiple
complex priorities, projects, and tasks. Delivers results.
Computer skills including Microsoft Office, Internet, and ERP
Strong analytical skills, creative thinking, and
Driven leader with passion to grow and develop direct reports
for the success of the protein team and Conagra as a whole
Conagra 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. ?
About Us Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) is an approximately $11
billion company that combines a rich heritage of making great food
with a sharpened focus and entrepreneurial spirit. We’re
transforming the way we operate to fulfill what consumers and
customers want, in a smart, simple way. We’re modernizing our
iconic food brands, leveraging fresh opportunities and adapting to
a changing landscape – all with a culture that’s ready to capture
growth and drive shareholder value.