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Senior Procurement Specialist Materials & Operations Planning

Nickerson, Nebraska
Job Type
30 Jul 2022

Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will be the Procurement champion on assigned new product and renovation projects. You will work with a variety of Corporate Departments and the Plant Procurement team to ensure supply of packaging and ingredients supporting all new product launches.

  • Work with Transportation Procurement, Enterprise Procurement, Platform Operations, Platform S&OP, Production Facilities/ Co-Packers, Marketing and Suppliers to mitigate supply risks and limit loss related to non-finished goods inventory levels. 

  • Provide procurement representation on assigned NPI, re-stage, CCR, and improvement projects to ensure successful and on-time implementation.

  • Support assigned plants to resolve material supply risks.

  • Forecast and reduce obsolescence.

  • Guide consistency across plants as it relates to best practices in raw material procurement and supplier relationships.

  • Ensure implementation of Enterprise Procurement projects within assigned brands/plants (co-packers). Guide data gathering and risk/reward analysis as required on purchasing bids and specification change initiatives.

  • Communicate new business activity to Enterprise Procurement to ensure competitive pricing for all new cost inputs.

  • Improve supplier performance and cost control projects for assigned brands/locations through working with Category Managers and Suppliers to shorten material lead times and develop "innovation" focus.

  • Guide efforts with the Procurement team and Plant Procurement team to assure supply of packaging and ingredients and identify alternate specification opportunities.

  • Help implement and streamline the supply chain process across the organization. Focusing on plant level requirement system improvements.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree is required; supply chain management coursework/certification.

  • 3 or more years' experience in Purchasing, Supply Chain, or Sales roles

  • Project management

  • Develop strategies and take them through implementation.

  • Understanding of economics, technical issues, and value analysis

  • Limited travel of less than 25%

  • Overall plant operations/marketplace knowledge

  • Familiarity with e-procurement technologies and systems integration.

  • Demonstrated understanding of material requirements planning.

  • Excel (can perform complex functions) , Word, PowerPoint, and Access.

Our Modern Workplace:

Conagra's culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Omaha office 3 days per week.



Our Benefits:

We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:

  • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
  • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
  • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)

Our Company:

Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender's®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, and emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®.

We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit  .

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.

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  • Job Reference: 671988881-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Conagra Brands
  • Location: Nickerson, Nebraska
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent