Director Transportation - 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
Responsible for establishing transportation sourcing strategy and tactics along with developing and managing network of service providers to support transportation movements. Position will have operational accountability for execution of sourcing strategy along with service execution.
Position Responsibilities
Responsible for procurement & operations, including contract management and compliance, accountable for approximately $100 million+ annual spend
Formulate, communicate and advocate the Transportation “vision” and continually adjust based on market conditions
Work with internal and external customers and transportation 3rd Parties to strategically align transportation cost to serve with business requirements
Ensure service requirements are met, lead and direct team in root cause analytic and implement solutions to improve position.
Develop and execute transportation sourcing strategies to support business needs
Build and maintain internal relationships with multiple levels within the organization
Work within enterprise wide transportation team to establish and maintain base of core carriers
Administer Transportation adhoc and network wide carrier bid events
Negotiate carrier agreements
Manage carrier conformance to contractual obligations
Manage transportation service provider network
Build and maintain strategic relationships with carrier base senior executives
Ensure expectations of consistent cost and service performance are understood and achieved
Lead the effort to execute carrier performance score-carding process, in which service, capacity and cost is measured.
Maintain expert understanding of the transportation markets, including industry benchmarks for service and cost components such as fuel, assessorials and government regulation.
Drive continuous improvement in transportation cost and service performance
Manage budget and forecast transportation related cost variance analysis.
Lead initiatives that provide for continuous improvement in service and cost profiles for the organization and transportation service providers.
Initiate and/or deliver transportation strategies in support of strategic initiatives.
Define the requirements for supporting transportation business processes and information systems.
Coach and develop the Operations & Procurement staff utilizing internal methods and tools. Produce leaders who are able to support a diverse supply chain network.
Manage multi modal strategy
Lead teams of people in developing strategies for service and cost savings
Lead and work cross functionally to develop strategies and models for network changes.
Able to lead both an operations and procurement organization inclusive of planners, analysts and managers.
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation, Supply Chain or related field, Master’s degree preferred
10+ years Supply Chain experience with significant exposure to transportation procurement/sourcing strategy development and implementation
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in leading teams
Transportation or Supply Chain operations experience
Negotiating expertise
Excellent financial/analytical skills
Demonstrated organizational skills
Strong conflict management and problem solving skills
Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook & Access
Must possess a strong sense of urgency and accountability with ability to thrive in fast-paced hands-on environment.
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.