Packaging Manager - Military veterans preferred

Conagra Brands (


  full-time   employee

United States

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.
Position Summary: Provide leadership of designated platform(s) in the frozen consumer packaging group. Manage the technical team in development and commercialization of new, improved, and cost-reduced packaging for products within designated platform(s). Drive packaging innovation platforms for these businesses and provide packaging leadership for cross functional project teams.
Position Responsibilities:
Champions ideas for technology improvements, cost savings, innovations that align with strategic fit of projects
Manage technical team and cross-functional initiatives as part of business team leadership
Set tactical and strategic objectives to drive business results
Communication of strategies, priorities, and direction to staff
Excel at handling complex tasks and projects simultaneously
Collaborates with internal and external partners and resources
Exhibit a high level of professionalism and positively contributes to the image of ConAgra Foods in technical community
Maintain excellent understanding and application of experimental design, performance specs, and CQV design.
Maintain high awareness of technical trends and developments in the packaging industry
Mentor packaging engineers
Lead development of technical work plans and execute projects integrated with business teams. Lead technical as well as cross-functional project teams including negotiating for financial and human resources
Position Requirements:
Bachelors in Packaging, Engineering, or related field with 10 years relevant work experience in packaging industry, CPG preferred
Masters / PhD in Packaging or related field with 7 years relevant work experience in packaging industry, CPG preferred
Experience with government regulatory requirements in the processing of food
Excellent understanding of packaging materials capabilities and equipment
Advanced knowledge of test methodology
Thorough understanding of food science and how food is affected in packaging.
Thorough understanding of food safety, sanitary design, and equipment cleaning.
Thorough understanding of physical and structure package testing procedures.
Able to analyze all aspects of new package systems.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills
Ability to collaborate and maintain cross-functional partnerships
Good negotiating skills when working through conflict resolution.
Ability to pursue exclusivity patents.
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Previous people management experience
Physical Requirements
Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
Ability to travel up to 50% of time
Ability to lift 25 to 50 lbs
Ability to stand for sit or stand for extended periods of time
This position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
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.