Full Job Description
The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.
No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!
Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration
We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.
As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.
Vaccination & Future of Work Expectations
Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.
We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.
All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Job Function: 11 - Logistics
Department: 11 - 03 - Demand Planning
Date Published: 22-Oct-2021
Job Type: Regular
Description & Requirements
Responsible for managing the short and long term forecasting process and team of demand planners for assigned categories. Serve as a liaison between cross functional business partners to ensure that all forecasts are accurate and production deadlines are met. This position will need to improve current business practices and develop strong working relationships with business partners in delivery of Forecast Accuracy and Bias KPIs. Position must maintain a strong working relationship with all constituents to insure that changes and activities are managed on a timely and cost effective basis.
Advocate for ensuring the forecast process is adhered to by all cross functional team members by following identified forecasting principles
Responsible for understanding consumption/shipment trends and category dynamics across all brands in business units to support and endorse total volume forecast
Responsible for identifying forecasting best practices and supporting supply chain continuous improvement
Manages team by placing value on discipline in execution of standard work- bias for action in delivery of KPI’s- and cross-functional collaboration.
Creates an environment of continuous improvement with emphasis placed on building a culture of personal ownership
Bachelor of Science or equivalent required - preferably in supply chain- operations or related discipline. MBA preferred.
Minimum of 7 years of Supply Chain experience; demand planning experience required
SAP or other ERP/APS software experience and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required.
Has strong understanding of supply chain and demand planning business drivers- organization structures and key metrics.
Possesses strong cross-functional leadership capability.
Succeeds at influencing a wide spectrum of stakeholders.
The ability to lead and develop a team with a continuous improvement mindset.
Strong people management skills that not only fosters an environment of team success but individual accomplishments as well
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity