Sr Continuous Improvement Specialist

Menomonie, Wisconsin

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

Coordinates Conagra Performance System (CPS) with Platform, Plant and CPS Leadership to drive sustainable processes and results. Works with key leaders on standard methods, auditing/assessment, pillar loss identification/analytics, and deployment of the right tools to attack losses. Helps with training and creation of a continuous learning environment for assigned area. Helps plants identify potential process implementation issues and develop plans to overcome. Works with resources in the use of best practices across the enterprise.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Implements focused continuous improvement processes and metrics to identify, understand, & eliminate losses, increase throughput, & deliver CCR targets.
  • Works with the Zero Loss Pillar to identify areas of waste / variation to help target & prioritize projects that will reduce operating costs.
  • Ensures the development of internal resource capability toward "zero loss culture".
  • Acts as a key change agent for CI results achievement and glide path results
  • Helps drive operational reliability (OEE) through people development.
  • Implement all Autonomous Maintenance best practices to ensure standardization and drive toward “zero loss culture”.
  • Promotes high performance culture and 100% true employee ownership.
  • Ensure programs and systems provide for maximum safety, quality, and productivity.
  • Performs checks/audits per process to ensure project results and management systems sustain/improve.
  • Ensures effective documentation & system ownership within the plant for all standard practices. Develops playbooks, OPLs, and overviews as needed.
  • Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality

Position Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required, BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Project Management, or related discipline preferred
  • 2+ years of plant / operations experience required, 3-5 years preferred
  • Proven record of driving improvement & solving problems.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading change & situational leadership
  • Credibility with Supply Chain Senior leadership & plant managers
  • Outstanding conceptual/process skills
  • Clear ability to relate to and motivate people
  • Excellent presentation, coaching & communication skills
  • Likes being in plants and close to operations
  • Good project management skills
  • Experience in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Ability to learn and use web development tools

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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Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) is an approximately $8 billion company that combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus and entrepreneurial spirit. We’re transforming the way we operate to fulfill what consumers and customers want, in a smart, simple way. We’re modernizing our iconic food brands, leveraging fresh opportunities and adapting to a changing landscape – all with a culture that’s ready to capture growth and drive shareholder value.