Project Manager - Engineering - 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
Plans and coordinates single or multiple medium to large or high complexity capital projects that often require inter-disciplinary engineering teams of 5 – 15 engineers and cross functional business partners. Manages all aspects of scope development, cost estimates and schedule by collaborating both within the engineering organization as well as with cross functional business partners in a matrix organization. This position requires management of both external and internal resources and influencing cross functional stakeholders as well as effectively resolving issues and managing conflict. The candidate must have a good working knowledge of technology employed in the food industry and would also have an understanding of how the application of the technologies impacts their stakeholders. Exposure to structured gate processes to take a product from concept to production is essential.
Position Responsibilities
This position can cover multiple locations across the U.S. and requires a significant understanding of the business side of a Food Company as well as the ability to effectively communicate with and lead cross functional resources.
Travel is required to ConAgra Foods and co-manufacturer manufacturing plants, vendors, suppliers, engineering service providers, and any other sites required to successfully execute projects. Travel will involve domestic and international.
This position reports directly to the Director, Platform Engineering
This position interacts frequently with leadership positions within and outside the Supply Chain function
External interaction will include, however, is not limited to, equipment vendors, construction contractors, engineering services contractors, local / state / federal government agencies, and co-manufacturing organizations.
This person is recognized as a Technical Leader and an expert in Project Management and has demonstrated significant accomplishments and contributions to meet business initiatives.
This position will manage a range of medium to large projects.
This position manages multiple project staffs of up to 5 - 15 engineering professionals (may be a combination of ConAgra and consulting engineers).
Execute assigned projects by utilizing workflows with Innovation, Operations and Platform Groups.
Execute project initiatives to ensure that all projects are completed to meet business needs.
Responsible to ensure that all project planning, deliverables, reporting, and spending forecasts are managed accurately and that all projects are delivered within cost, schedule and performance success criteria.
Position Qualifications
8+ years of total experience in Food Manufacturing (Pharmaceutical and CPG experience would be considered) with 5+ years of Project Management experience leading projects from conception to completion.
Education Requirements:
Preferred: BS in an Engineering discipline (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical-Preferred)
Minimum: BS in a technical discipline with 7 years equivalent related experience
or Bachelors degree with 10 years equivalent related experience or 15 years equivalent related experience with management of related technical projects from conception to completion of at least $5 million.
Formal project management training or certifications are positives, for employment consideration
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.