Full Job Description
All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Job Function: 08 - PR/Communications & Regulatory
Date Published: 24-Oct-2022
Ref #: R-61102
Description & Requirements
The Senior Manager- North America Corporate Communications will support Kraft Heinz Company corporate brand communications activity and media relations across the U.S. and Canada. They will work closely with the Global Corporate Communications team and North America Zone leadership.
Reporting to the Associate Director- Global Press Room- the individual in this position will be a key member of the company’s media relations team and assist with developing communications strategies and activation plans around key corporate projects. This person will also ensure that all communications and activity reflect the Company’s core values and advance Kraft Heinz’s business strategy.
Develop external communications strategies and activation plans to help amplify key corporate initiatives across North America- including merger & acquisition activity- ESG-related advancements- executive visibility and more.
Act as key member of corporate media relations team- helping pitch corporate news stories through the lens of NAZ strategic growth plan- develop media statements and press releases- and build and maintain business media relationships.
Work with Brand PR & media team to identify brand innovations to continue to tell our Company transformation story with business- financial- corporate media (in compliment to brand PR team efforts with consumer media).
Participate in SSM/crisis and issues management for the NA Zone- helping build response plans and messaging for various external and internal team members.
Assist team with development and execution of limited NALT Executive Visibility & NAZ Growth plans- helping position company leadership and subject matter authorities as leading industry voices externally.
Serve as project manager for key NAZ corporate communications team projects- including assistance in timeline/work back development and ensuring project checkpoints are hit.
Work with team Content Creators to build and maintain library of NAZ storytelling assets.
Assist with media monitoring and reporting systems along with broader News Engine team.
Handle relevant partner/vendor relationships.
Spearhead a communications effort that will instill a sense of financial and project organization across the team- inspiring confidence and credibility among collaborators.
7+ years of working experience at a global consumer organization or communications agency.
Experiences and Skills
BA in Communications or equivalent.
Corporate communications experience.
Media strategy and media relations prowess.
Executive visibility plan development and execution.
Crisis and Issues management experience.
Daring- collaborator- teammate and individual contributor.
Strong communications skills- both written and verbal- to engage senior Company leadership- media and other critical company partners.
Strong project management skills- with ability to build and track timelines- keep projects moving.
Strong organization skills- with good tools and processes to handle and track information.
Attitude & Behaviors
Passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions – loves and adopts change.
Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration- visibility- safety- and trust.
Comfortable in agile working environment.
Not afraid to “roll up sleeves”; seeks to go beyond comfort to learn.
High level of passion for communications- quality work and team building.
Strong compassionate orientation and high level of personal caring. Unquestionable integrity.
Conceptual and creative problem solver- capable of developing plans that deliver results.
Strong creativity- flexible and adaptable- stimulated by challenges- and open-minded with a strong desire to learn.
Strong intuition for business.
Food & beverage/CPG experience a plus.
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 & Office Collaboration Expectations
Our highest priority is always the health, wellbeing, 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.
We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.
Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.