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Director Supply Planning

Blair, Nebraska
Job Type
29 Jul 2022

Reporting to the VP Supply Chain Planning you will provide strategic leadership in the development and maintenance of ongoing production and inventory plans to support assigned pillars. Lead planning process to manage and align business and supply chain to provide customer service, working capital and cost targets. Direct manufacturing facilities regarding production and inventory planning, scheduling and deployment at the least landed cost. This position is critical to the achievement of significant inventory, service and other S&OP metric improvements.

You Will:

  • Oversee implementation and maintenance of Lean Supply Chain processes across assigned plants, including validating and improving run strategies to improve FG cycle time and developing plans to reduce FG inventory levels at each manufacturing location.

  • Oversee the planning, positioning and maintenance of finished goods inventories to balance customer service levels, inventory carrying costs, obsolete risk management and optimal transportation.

  • Establish guidelines and practices to achieve cost-effective and efficient movement of finished goods while maintaining minimum inventory investment, while reducing transportation and warehousing costs.

  • Develop a distribution strategy to support ConAgra Foods target customer service levels with a minimum investment in inventories.

  • Proactively plan and communicate with Transportation & Warehousing on annual and periodic freight and warehousing flow changes.

  • Anticipate and communicate current and potential problems and opportunities to Senior Management, Sales, Brand Marketing and Customer Service so they can make appropriate decisions.

  • Provide leadership in identifying and tracking of distressed and potentially distressed inventory and efforts to reduce liability and maximize return on distressed inventory.

  • Conduct key category long-term capacity and replenishment strategy assessments and recommendations to business leadership.

  • Support manufacturing sourcing, network design and asset consolidation studies.

  • Provide leadership in developing supply chain team members, including talent management, succession planning and professional education.

  • Oversee Supply Chain teams in all plants within assigned platform as well as planning/deployment of over copackers/repackers.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • B.S degree in Supply Chain, Finance or related field..

  • 5+ years of experience in leadership roles in supply chain positions of increasing responsibility.

  • Experience with Supply Chain Management and demand-based replenishment strategy.

  • Experience with Supply Chain IT transaction systems and information flow. Experience with advanced planning or demand planning software experience preferred.

  • Experience with S&OP processes and procedures, customer planning and/or supply planning.

  • Experience with all aspects of the supply chain, including planning, purchasing, transportation, warehousing, deployment and inventory management is ideal.

  • Experience with productivity/continuous improvement methodology in previous positions.

  • Collaborative leadership style.

  • Experience in change management and work redesign initiatives

  • Manage cross-operating group/cross-functional resources without the use of direct reports.

  • Experience with Supply Chain cost structure.

  • Analyze run strategy alternatives and balance-sheet/P&L impacts.

  • Advanced Excel & PowerPoint

  • Blue Yonder is a plus

  • 15% Domestic Travel

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 Omaha office 3 days per week.



Our 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 insurance
  • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
  • Balance: 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  .

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.

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  • Job Reference: 671323159-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Conagra Brands
  • Location: Blair, Nebraska
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent