Reporting to the Senior Director Manufacturing you will provide overall leadership for the plant operations to include production efficiency, product quality, food safety, regulatory compliance, physical asset management, supply chain effectiveness, cost control, workplace safety/security/health, community/employee relations and human capital development. You will lead the plant culture and the change processes needed to implement CPS (ConAgra Performance Systems) and promote zero losses.


You Will:

  • Develop plant-specific strategic vision and goals to assure continuous improvement and understanding of enterprise vision and mission.
  • Promote employee engagement and development to maximize safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Provide direct oversight for the operations management team including production, engineering, maintenance, planning, procurement, quality, safety and logistics along with a connection to both finance and human resources.
  • Provide leadership for assessing and enhancing plant capabilities.
  • Manage facility budget including capital expenditures and cost management.
  • Assure regulatory compliance including OSHA, EPA, USDA, FLSA, EEO, OFCCP and NLRB.
  • Ensure all food safety, quality standards, specifications and policies are met, improve continuous process / manufacturing improvements and collaborate with Research and Development in product development.
  • Develop a culture based on open / honest dialog and involvement of all team members that shows the value of their input / engagement in improving performance.
  • Provide leadership for diversity and positive community involvement / relations.
  • Create a culture of employee and product safety and other aspects of the business.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and other function leaders to create employee relations processes and develop managers to do the same to maintain a positive working environment and support the labor relations philosophy
  • Improve collaboration with R&D and Marketing in new product development to ensure plant capabilities and production feasibility are understood and addressed.

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (i.e. Business, Industrial Management, Engineering, Food Science, Management, Operations).
  • 7+ years manufacturing experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience in a significant leadership role in a plant
  • Experience in multiple pillars of TPM (Leadership, Organization Capability, Focused Improvement, Progressive Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, Early Management, Supply Chain, Quality and Safety) required.
  • Manufacturing experience in a Food, Beverages, Chemical or related industry required.
  • Change Management skills.
  • Food safety background.
  • Experience with FDA preferred.
  • Union experience preferred.

Number of Days in Office: 5

Relocation assistance is available for this position. Preference will be given to local candidates.

At this time, we require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the future.

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 www.conagrabrands.com.

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. ​