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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.
Manage scoping and sourcing of $50MM+ annually of new products produced at external manufacturers in the US market under brands including Oscar Mayer, Kraft, Philadelphia, Velveeta and Maxwell House
Identify and assess potential new external manufacturing partners for business viability including financial, quality, and product manufacturing feasibility
Strategically manage the long-term innovation pipeline in partnership with the business to ensure the external manufacturing portfolio is supportive of capacity and capability and we are investing with the right partners
Negotiate contracts with suppliers ensuring the most optimal terms and conditions without compromising service or quality while closely partnering with internal Legal team.
Lead internal contracts approvals process within Kraft Heinz leadership team and defend contract terms and strategy as needed.
Partner with the business teams to create appropriate project timelines that support successful project launch
Become category expert in understanding manufacturing process and commercialization of meat, coffee and dairy products
Execute the strategic sourcing process including market and industry analysis, supplier research and review, category and supplier segmentation, sourcing events, analysis, negotiations, contracting and implementation
Establish trust and build effective business relationships with internal stakeholders and external vendors for short and long-term partnership
Develop external manufacturer partnerships to identify and develop future cost savings opportunities
Identify alternative supply options and value engineering opportunities for ongoing business support
A history over-delivering against clear targets
Strong written and verbal commercialization skills
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations, or Supply Chain
3-5 years’ experience in direct procurement, project management or an operations related role
Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with other driven stakeholders
Strong analytical skills and no issues working with complex financial data
Demonstrated ability to manage cross functional projects with varying levels of complexity
Strong negotiation and business relationship management skills
Understanding of the components of a legal agreement and have reviewed and negotiated commercial terms in a prior role
Preferable to have demonstrated knowledge or experience in food or beverage manufacturing process.
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