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Tim Jones

Vice President, HR, ConAgra Foods

Tim Jones jumps at the chance to take on any role that will teach him something new.

In nearly nine years at ConAgra Foods, he's had five different positions and volunteered for various projects, allowing him to see the big picture of an $18 billion company with 36,000 employees.

"I could have stayed in my regular job, but I wanted to work on things that were more 'enterprise,' " he says. For example, he's been involved in shutting down an office in California and integrating small-business acquisitions. "You learn so much in a short amount of time."

Being able to see how different parts of the business fit together "has been critical to my success," Jones says.

He has worked his way up from consulting and a slot as a recruitment manager to vice president of HR for talent and organizational effectiveness. ConAgra Foods makes and sells products under various brands, including PAM, Chef Boyardee and Orville Redenbacher. …

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