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Manager Continuous Improvement - CSF Program Manager

Conagra Brands

Conagra Brands

Omaha, NE, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

We are seeking an experienced Program Manager to work with several cross-functional groups to deliver projects in hybrid fashion (Agile/Waterfall) to improve both the top and bottom lines for Conagra Brands. You will report to the Senior Director of Continuous Improvement. We are implementing a multi-year manufacturing modernization program, Connected Shop Floor, that will provide tools and data to enable our manufacturing sites to deliver results faster. You will be a candidate who has proven leadership skills, the ability to think critically and problem-solve, and a track-record of ensuring project milestones and deadlines are met. You will apply Agile principles and practices within JIRA.

You will:

  • Support Conagra Business Strategy through delivering multiple waves of software & business process deployments to factories during Conagra's manufacturing modernization of Connected Shop Floor program.
  • Coach the team on the standardized practices established by the PMO, help identify MVPs and determine value.
  • Oversee/manage Agile teams within JIRA.
  • Manage cross-functional teams and end-to-end business initiatives including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Run daily, weekly and monthly agile ceremonies efficiently and strictly.
  • Facilitate daily Agile team stand-ups, demos, retrospectives, planning & refinement meetings to monitor project progress and resolve any issues or impediments that the team may be experiencing
  • Ensure effective change management and risk management
  • Communicate project status, project risks and recovery plans.
  • Manage projects with the associated project management processes and tools; continuously improve process and tools.
  • Work with Finance and program team on project financials.
  • Ensure milestones are reached and deadlines are met throughout project lifecycle
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders, Agile teams and product owners/managers
  • Communicate with upper management and stakeholders
  • Shape team behavior through excellent management via the Agile method
  • Other duties as assigned.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, supply chain
  • 7 years of experience as a Project Manager supporting large scale end to end supply chain planning transformations
  • Experience working in a supply chain function to deliver transformative solutions
  • Scrum Master Certification is a strong plus.
  • Experience with JIRA-Agile is a strong plus.
  • Excellent leadership examples
  • Project management skills within a matrix environment.
  • Team player attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The ability to explain intricate complicated concepts and ideas.
  • This position is Remote based with up to 10% travel for candidates living in Denver, CO and east locations and within reasonable proximity (50 miles) to a major airport.





Annual Base Salary: $104,000.00 - $152,000.00

The annual salary listed above is the expected offering for this position. An employee’s actual annual salary will be based on but not limited to: location, relevant experience/level and skillset, while balancing internal Conagra employees’ equity. Conagra Brands will comply with applicable law regarding minimum salaries for exempt employees.

Anticipated Close Date:

August 2, 2024

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. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, our Company combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. Our portfolio is evolving to satisfy people's changing food preferences. Our iconic brands, such as Birds Eye, Duncan Hines, Healthy Choice, Marie Callender's, Reddi-wip, and Slim Jim, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera, offer choices for every occasion.

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.