Director, Manufacturing Finance Plant Operations - 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
This position will be responsible for providing manufacturing finance leadership for certain plants. The position will include financial responsibility for manufacturing plants/locations. The position will work directly with other Supply Chain Finance functions (procurement finance, transportation & warehousing finance, FP&A, etc.). Day to day responsibilities will be tied to direct work with a Supply Chain operations leader.
Position Responsibilities
Will be an active co-pilot with the related business leaders, supply chain operations leader and the applicable finance leaders
Will be the primary contact for communicating key financial information and business drivers to business and their applicable finance teams
Will utilize the supply chain finance teams to provide a comprehensive understanding of supply chain business drivers for the business
Will lead the development of the monthly/quarterly forecasts providing specific, actionable and forward-looking commentary on the various changes as well as guidance on potential R&O items
Will be an active participant and will lead the supply chain financial discussions at the monthly business reviews
Will lead the development of the annual business/strategic plan for the applicable supply chain finance areas
Will ensure forecast accuracy through being an active partner/coach in monthly consensus meeting on volume. Must constructively challenge and question various business decisions influencing the final recommendation
Will support CPS (ConAgra Performance System-continuous improvement) teams
Will instill strong cost control and planning discipline to assist operations in controlling manufacturing costs
Will work with operations and engineering to assist teams with capital planning, including calculating and evaluating financial payback on all capital expenditure proposals
Will ensure the accuracy and integrity of the plants’ and platform’s accounting systems and records, as well as strict compliance to all company policies, procedures and controls
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
MBA a plus
10 years financial leadership
Strong communication skills a must have
Demonstrated leadership capabilities a must have
SAP experience preferred
Supply Chain or Supply Chain Finance experience required
Previous plant level financial experience a plus
Deep understanding of SAP and Supply Chain processes and systems preferred
Strong project management and influence management experience/skills preferred
Broad end-to-end Supply Chain understanding preferred
Ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment
History of positive attitude, desire to learn and progressive personal development
Strength of character; must be tough-minded and able to deal with change, and unafraid to positively challenge status quo
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Experience effectively working across multiple departments to complete a project or resolve an organizational challenge
Experience accurately forecasting in a given area and understanding the key drivers of that area
Critical thinking abilities to leverage analytics, benchmarking, and insights to generate meaningful financial strategies and solutions
Experience with P&L management
Demonstrate ability to manage multiple stage projects to their completion
Demonstrated ability to develop teams into higher performance teams preferred
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.