Manager Platform Warehousing - 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
Directs all warehousing activities for a defined platform and provides general direction for the managers/supervisors of the individual warehouse locations. Manages the relationship with public (non-company) warehousing, including the negotiation of contracts and resolution of service issues. Ensures the execution and continuous improvement of standard logistics processes while developing relationships with strategic customers through logistics initiatives. Integrates learning from customers, competitors, operating entities, distribution, transportation, customer service, various industry groups, and professional training to continuously improve competitive position.
Develop, implement and manage cost effective Transportation and Warehousing services for the organization and its customers. Supporting and developing cross-functional teams focused on delivering results that benefit supply chain efficiency, cost and service to the customer. Support key transportation and warehouse initiatives by driving plant alignment, data analysis, and project delivery tasks. Leading continuous improvement efforts and specific projects that optimize supply chain processes.
Position Responsibilities
Manage distribution services for company products through plant based warehouses and providers.
Serve as the liaison between manufacturing operations, plant warehouses and the corporate T&W functions to align on strategies, analyze network metrics and implement cost control measures and best practices
Perform audits to ensure adherence to operating procedures to ensure quality and to drive customer service.
Perform budget adherence reviews. Identify and establish action plans to resolve gaps in performance.
Partner with Transportation Planning and Procurement to develop and execute key Transportation strategies.
Manage and Drive implementation of Lean Initiatives across plant based warehouses to achieve productivity improvements.
Collaborate with engineering to drive key projects and initiatives across warehouses to deliver overall lower Total Delivered Costs.
Partner with cross-functional Supply Chain teams: Customer Service, S&OP and Enterprise Procurement to ensure alignment and support changes to business requirements.
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in related area, logistics or supply chain preferred.
Min 5 years previous warehousing/transportation experience, including experience managing third party relationships.
Must possess experience and influencing skills necessary to manage cross-functional and third party reporting relationships and processes.
Proficient MS Office; with strength in Excel
SAP, Warehouse Management and Transportation Management Systems knowledge a plus
Knowledge of transportation modes, transportation metrics and transportation rate structures a plus
Possess strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills
Solid knowledge of distribution operations and overall supply chain management.
Ability to lead effectively and manage conflicts in a cross functional, matrix environment.
Ability to interact with multiple levels of an organization.
Travel required approx. 35%
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.