Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist - Omaha or Select Plant Locations - 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.
Job Summary
Supports operations by expanding the knowledge and skills of the Conagra Performance System (CPS) and the CPS Pillar Structure.
Coordinates CPS with Platform, Plant and CPS Leadership to drive sustainable processes and results. Works with key leaders on pillar strategy, standard methods, auditing/assessment, pillar loss identification/analytics, and deployment of the right tools to attack losses. Helps with pillar education, training and creation of a continuous learning environment for assigned area. Helps plants identify potential process implementation issues and develop plans to overcome. Works with resources in the use of best practices across the enterprise.
This position will be based in Omaha or a plant location and will travel domestically up to 85%.
Position Responsibilities:
Implements CPS processes and metrics to identify, understand, & eliminate losses, increase throughput, & deliver improvement targets.
Works with the Pillars to identify areas of waste / variation to help target & prioritize projects that will reduce operating costs.
Guides plant teams to ensure standard practices, reapplication of improvements, calibration of approach and effectiveness of processes.
Ensures effective documentation & system ownership with the platforms for all standard practices.
Provides leadership & coaching for Pillar specialists necessary to help drive results through a variety of other improvement methods.
Ensures the development of internal resource capability within plants
Acts as a key change agent for CI results achievement and glide path results
Leads pillar teams with strong collaboration and alignment to all pillars, in coordination with platform operations.
Develops playbooks and other training materials as needed.
Ensures resourcing and urgency in approach; while achieving effective results.
Position Qualifications
High school diploma or GED equivalent required, BS degree preferred
2+ years of plant / operations experience required, 3-5 years preferred
Proven record of driving improvement & solving problems.
Demonstrated experience in leading change & situational leadership
Outstanding conceptual/process skills
Clear ability to relate to and motivate people
Excellent presentation, coaching & communication skills
Good project management skills
Experience in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Ability to learn and use web development tools
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.