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.
All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing
Department: 06 - 03 - Continuous Improvement & Supply Chain Projects
Date Published: 22-Sep-2021
Job Type: Regular
Description & Requirements
This position will report to the Director- Manufacturing - Yield and will work closely with the Plant Management Teams- Procurement- Agriculture- and Logistics- as well as with Continuous Improvement- Finance- Quality- Engineering- and R&D to improve the yield of the plants. The position will be responsible for identifying opportunities to maximize tomato paste yield and for leading the execution of improvement projects.
Work with factory experts and suppliers to optimally distribute tomato paste supply across KHC production sites according to production needs to ensure best production efficiency to achieve KPIs
Gather data- analyze and interpret results for product/process development and support continuous process improvements on yield for tactical as well as strategic long-term projects.
Effectively communicate (both verbally and written) work instructions- yield reports- and roadmaps to drive yield improvement.
Provide training where appropriate to improve over-all capabilities and knowledge.
Develop- test- and document workable procedures presented at a level suitable for the intended users.
Be a technical leader and go to person for product yield data analysis- change control and process flow.
BS/MS in Applied Physics- Materials Science- Electrical Engineering- Mechanical Engineering- Chemical Engineering- or another technical field is strongly preferred.
5 years of industry experience in product or yield engineering- or process integration.
Green belt certified and/or Quality system training and experience.
Ability to summarize yield issues and communicate results to other groups- so that yield issues can be resolved.
Ability to successfully communicate with individuals at all levels of the business and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
Strong problem-solving and problem prevention skills.
Ability to travel as necessary.
Knowledge of tomatoes- tomato processing and tomato paste usage is preferred- but not required.
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity