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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.
Sr. Analyst, Quality – Hydration & Snacking
This role is responsible for providing manufacturing quality program support to internal or external Snack & Nut factories and may support Beverage factories on business needs. In this role, the individual will assist assigned factories in developing, implementing, and maintaining quality systems in compliance with applicable Kraft Heinz Company policies, regulatory requirements, and third party standards. This person will support plants in achieving Quality KPIs through commercialization and product risk assessments, participation in root cause activities, corrective and preventive action, and continuous improvement initiatives. This position provides quality systems leadership and support for issue resolution at assigned sites as needed. This individual will be responsible for providing guidance to assigned factories during internal and external audits, participate in HACCP validations, micro program assessments, allergen validations, Vulnerability Assessments and plant process audits. A successful candidate should have multiple functional job experiences and must be results driven, adaptable to change, have experience leading cross functional teams (e.g., R&D, Micro/Food Safety, Marketing, Factory Quality, etc.) with or without direct reporting lines. This person will also work closely with other BU quality peers to ensure best practice sharing across the organization.
Lead Quality Improvement
Plant Programs-GMPs, Allergen Management, Lab and Analytical support, etc.
Kraft Heinz Quality Programs-Quality Risk Management Process (QRMP), Golden Rules Compliance, Adherence to Quality Safety Policies (QSPs)
Kraft Heinz Commercialization Programs – RAPID, STAR, BSD Stage Gate etc.
Key KPIs/MBOs: Food Safety Index (Right the First Time, Consumer Complaint Reduction), Golden Rule Adherence, Quality & Food Safety Assurance, Supply Chain Losses monitoring
Other duties/ projects as assigned.
HACCP Compliance and Execution; Compliance with KHC and FSMA Requirements
Weight Control Ongoing Execution and Compliance
Regulatory or 3rd Party Audit Support
Factory, EM or Supplier Assessment (e.g., QRMP, Platinum/Golden Rules) or Audit Support
Own Auditing Readiness:
Assure plants are audit ready at all times.
QRMP/ FSSC/QCMS Program Leadership
Plant Audit Preparation, Golden Rule and QRMP Assessments and Corrective Action Responses
Lead Continuous Improvement and Training Initiatives:
Plant Visits – Document Observations and Create Actionable Follow-ups.
Planning and Execution Against Quality KPI Improvement Plans
Training and Development of Plant Quality and support
Identification and Reaction to Emerging Trends (e.g., Complaints, Hold Drivers) Through Robust Data Analysis and a PDCA Approach for Establishing Root Cause
Support to category and communication:
Special Situations Investigations, On-Site Factory Assessments (Boots on the ground)
Communication/Issue Escalation to Quality Leadership or Key Shared Stakeholders (e.g., Risk Management)
Supplier Quality-Non-Conforming Raw Material Escalation and Support
SAP Support/Quality Data Systems/Meridian/ Quality Suite
Bachelor's degree in Food Science, or related field required.
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in quality, R&D, or operations, with a preference for Beverage or Snack Nut processing research and development/micro food safety/factory quality experience (Allergens, NPD (New Product Development)
Experience with ISO, FSSC 22000, FDA, third-party certification beneficial.
Capable of multitasking (e.g., managing multiple priorities and plants)
Ability to influence key internal and external business partners, assess and manage risk, and communicate across the supply chain required.
Willing to travel 25-50%.
Glenview R&D Center
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity