Hear from a Plant Manager at ConAgra Foods
Name: Lance Olson
Title: Plant Manager
Company: ConAgra Foods
Years worked in current role: 10
Years of experience in food industry: 27
In 300 characters or less describe your job:
The plant manager has overall responsibility for all aspects of plant performance including safety, quality, employee development, financial, productivity, continuous improvement, engineering, security, environmental and hiring to name a few. The most important aspect of my job is to invest in and develop my team and expect them to do the same with their teams and building a culture of change and continuous improvement.
What are the top 3 characteristics you need to be good at your job:
- Authentic & vulnerable
Why did you decide to pursue a career in food?
Was interested in how products are made.
Top 3 advice tips for students and new grads coming into the industry
Find something your passionate about and do it well. The work you do now will serve you later in your career.
Tell us why your Food Job Rocks?
What gets me up and excited about work every day is the opportunity to help others discover what they are capable of.
The harder I work the luckier I seem to get – Thomas Jefferson
Students/Grads: Create your FREE profile to ‘get found’ by employers, access skill development & training, advice from industry pros, apply to jobs to start your career and join a niche food & beverage community, the future of the food industry
Employers: Learn how a subscription to FoodGrads can benefit your organization, unlimited job posting, on-boarding program, branding, a small investment for a big future!
College/Universities: Learn how a subscription to FoodGrads can benefit you. Engage your students and bring attention to your programs.