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Cost Optimization Planning Manager

Company name
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Springdale, AR, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Planning, Manufacturing, Engineering

Posted on
Jul 01, 2022

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Job Details:

At Tyson Foods, the safety of our team members is our top priority. For that reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their 45th day of employment. Successful applicants will need to show proof of at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before their start date.


The Manager Cost Optimization will be responsible for identifying and executing cost optimization opportunities in Prepared Foods with primary focus on Foodservice BU categories. Through close collaboration with R&D, Plant Locations, Supply Chain and Finance, this role will identify new savings pursuits and liaise with business teams to obtain alignment and drive execution.

Responsibilities include:

Managing Prepared Foodservice cost savings intake approach and aligning on priorities with Category Management partners

Utilize broad knowledge of products and processes to improve direct lean costs

Facilitate cost savings ideation sessions to identify new savings initiatives

Work with cross functional teams to develop the business case and financial justification for cost savings project opportunities

Lead monthly BU cost savings tracking sessions to ensure planned savings are actualized

Support pipeline development of Foodservice cost savings projects that will deliver 3 year SP and AOP targets


Education: Bachelor’s degree required preferably in Business, Engineering, Manufacturing or Finance.

Experience: 3-5 years working experience in manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, continuous improvement, or related field required. Experience in Food or CPG industry is a plus.

Computer Skills: Advanced computer skills with emphasis on MS Excel, NPD and PowerPoint

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills. Ability to effectively engage people at all levels of the organization.

Special Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to translate and summarize process insights and complex data into actionable recommendations. Experience leading cross-functional teams. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

Hourly Applicants ONLY -You must complete the task after submitting your application to provide additional information to be considered for employment.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

CCPA Notice. If you are a California resident, and would like to learn more about what categories of personal information we collect when you apply for this job, and how we may use that information, please read our CCPA Job Applicant Notice at Collection, click here ( applicant notification.pdf) .

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