USA- Conagra Brands, Inc. has appointed Tracy Schaefer to serve as the company’s senior vice president and chief information officer.
“Tracy has a strong track record of delivering excellent results in finance, information technology and global business services,” said Dave Marberger, chief financial officer, Conagra Brands.
He added that her deep understanding of the business, strategic mindset, and exceptional leadership skills will all be critical as they continue to work across the enterprise to deliver on their strategic plans.
Tracy began working with Conagra in 2001 as a financial analyst and has since held a number of leadership positions across a number of different functional areas and transformative, corporate-wide initiatives.
She studied accounting at Drake University and currently sits on the board of the Institute of Career Advancement (ICAN).
Earlier, the Chicago-based food company promoted Nicole Larmann to brand director for salty foods like popcorn.
Prior to that, Ms. Larmann held the positions of senior brand manager for Birds Eye, senior brand manager for frozen and refrigerated snacks and sweet treats, and brand manager for frozen and refrigerated brands.
She most recently served as senior brand manager for popcorn and salty snacks. Additionally, she has had positions with Pinnacle Foods, Cumberland Packing Corporation, and Ciao Bella Gelato Co.
Conagra Brands, Inc. was recently selected a recipient of The Civic 50, which honors the 50 corporations with the greatest commitment to their local communities.
The Civic 50 is a project of Points of Light, the largest nonprofit in the world devoted to accelerating people-powered change.
It sets a national standard for corporate citizenship and illustrates how businesses can use their time, talent, and resources to create social impact in their communities and businesses
The business recently disclosed plans to update and renovate its supply chain, which is expected to result in cost savings of US$1 billion over the following three years.
The project, dubbed “fuel for growth,” would cover manufacturing, logistics, margin management, and new abilities.
The program will be supported by five factors: people, productivity, agility, optimization, and a focus on sustainability.
Conagra Brands estimates that the program will save the manufacturing industry US$300 million over the following three years.
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