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. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, 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.
We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.
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 & 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.
In a Project Manager role, manage initiatives to deliver the R&D, Food Safety Quality (FSQ) and Innovation vision for the enterprise.
Lead members of cross functional teams including third party development partners to drive the delivery of new technical capabilities on time and on budget.
Resource will be inherently comfortable leading through and with teams including third party partners, business analysts, project managers and project business team.
Ability to multi-task and manage numerous concurrent projects of varying size and complexity.
Lead and perform business problem definition and solution modeling with business and systems stakeholders.
Works closely with business key users to translate business challenges into technical requirements.
Responsible for working with vendors to drive estimation of work effort, timelines, and resource requirements.
A hands on IT Project manager, able to write functional specs, test cases, perform testing, etc.
Ensures end user training and experience meets business requirements
Support change management activities by assisting with developing of training materials, training scenarios, documentation, communication and change impacts.
Dive deep into details of the applications to ensure quality, while understanding the big picture objectives of a given project.
Lead the implementation of upgrades, new releases, and new functionalities of R&D, FSQ and Innovation systems, as needed.
Candidate will be responsible for becoming an internal expert on the global R&D, FSQ and Innovation processes and tools.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any related discipline
5-7 years of experience in Information Systems / Information Technology or related functional area
3+ years in a technical project management role
Hands-on experience leading complex projects in the range of $500k to $1MM.
Experience implementing cloud solutions is a plus.
Experience managing vendors and consultants
Good problem solving/analysis skills
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Experience with the CPG industry a plus
Self-Starter, driven with high business process acumen
Possess critical thinking skills, quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills
Positive attitude with the ability to work across different business stakeholder and technical teams to accomplish complex tasks
Experience with .Net and custom applications a plus
Functional knowledge of or strong interest in product innovation to commercialization is a plus
Keen interest in technical solutions
Demonstrated experience in project management, business analysis and quality assurance
Ongoing travel requirements range from 0-10% depending on current business settings
Chicago/Aon Center, Glenview R&D Center
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity