Full Job Description
Kraft Heinz, The Company
As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World . Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.
Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.
Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us - and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen - there’s one thing to do join us.
Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration
We’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true Our employees are our competitive advantage.
As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.
This Associate Director, HR – US Support functions role will drive all people activities, initiatives and programs in for the Finance, People & Performance and Legal functions for the US Zone. The Associate Director, HR works under the general guidance of the Head of People & Performance for the US Support functions, but is responsible for driving all people initiative across the function, including determining the optimal structure, talent pipeline and people strategies. This role dotted-line reports to the Finance and People & Performance functional heads.
This position’s primary focus will be on leading efforts which contributes to achieving goals around people, cost, cash, and customer/supplier service. The position will support approximately 800 employees while driving HR initiatives and directly coaching & supporting functions’ people managers. The role will manage two individual contributor team members.
Our People Function is a non-traditional HR, focusing on business priorities, driving our Culture, ensuring Meritocracy and never settling for average.
Talent Development – manage & coach leaders on performance management initiatives, driving high expectations with assigned client groups & lead succession planning efforts for leadership positions & critical roles
Staffing & Recruiting – engage with business leaders to drive staffing plans, partnering with Talent Attraction to train leaders & participate in interview panels
University Relations – partner with the University Relations team on the full-time and internship programs for both MBA and undergraduate hires.
Workforce Planning – proactively manage the staffing, movement & development of talent
Employee Relations – work with leaders and employees to actively manage and resolve performance issues proactively, minimizing any risk, and leading investigations in partnership with Ethics & Compliance team as needed
Driving Culture Transformation
Culture Transformation – partner in driving cultural initiatives such as Management By Objectives (MBOs), Continuous Improvement and process mapping,
Diversity & Inclusion – maximize D&I efforts with the US D&I team to influence leaders to ensure it's the foundation by which we live our values
Design Lean Organization and Simplification - continually work with and challenge current org structures in place in order to drive continuous improvement and efficiencies
Budget Management – own all people compensation costs for the designated business units/functions, including salary, bonus and social charges
Lead annual budget process for the designated business unit/function
Learning & Development
Partner with Learning & Development Academy leaders on all initiatives for Finance, People & Performance and Legal
Drive employees participation in Ownerversity courses and in utilizing internal learning resources
Highly Ambitious, Intrinsically motivated, and always fighting to be the Best
HR Fundamentals –core knowledge of and ability to collaborate with all areas within HR such as talent acquisition, compensation, employee relations, benefits, L&D, etc.
Communication Skills – must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Leadership Abilities – must be able to make difficult decisions and challenge leaders/managers/employees
Business Acumen – ability to understand business financials and how HR can impact
Influencing & Collaboration Skills – record of partnering at all levels in an organization to drive priorities
Change Management – success in leading change efforts in a matrix environment
Organizational Design/Organizational Effectiveness – ability to assess, design and recommend organization changes & simplification to structures
HR related experience in a process-driven environment
Proven ability and success in working in a matrixed organizational environment
8+ years of progressive Human Resource experience
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
Influencing/aligning strategy around talent capability and behaviors
Track record of partnering at all levels in an organization to drive initiatives
Ability to assess, design and recommend organization changes
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity