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Director Procurement - Proteins

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

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.

Job Summary

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.

Position Responsibilities

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 enforcement.

Drive Productivity, Conagra Cost Reduction (CCR) programs and initiatives partnering with Functions. Delivers progress and results.

Jointly plan and execute savings in cost/quality/service sourcing strategies with Conagra Functions with current and future demand forecasts.

Provide procurement project management support to assigned savings initiatives.

Provide clear communication to team members and external customers on strategy, position, and related activities and issues.

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 and organization.

Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or advanced degree desirable.

10 yrs + experience in Procurement/Supply Chain. Protein background preferred.

Direct Experience / Category expertise in Sourcing for Red Meats desirable.

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 systems.

Strong analytical skills, creative thinking, and communications.

Driven leader with passion to grow and develop direct reports for the success of the protein team and Conagra as a whole

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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. ?

Full time

Req-010649

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.

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