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 - 16 - Business Development
Date Published: 19-Oct-2021
Job Type: Regular
Description & Requirements
Execute major manufacturing cost improvement initiatives through cross functional collaboration and provide timely updates to senior leaders.
Lead technical and supply chain readiness to support commercialization activity. The individuals will lead using tools that prepare the supply chain and manufacturing facilities for successful start- ups for growth- capacity- supply continuity and cost out initiatives (including manufacturing asset optimization).
Lead network capacity assessment and E2E loss analysis with business partners. Ensure appropriate capacity for new business initiatives and growth plans across product life cycle. Develop and recommend alternatives as needed. Provide updates to senior leadership- project sponsors and stakeholders as needed on key initiatives- including progress against deliverables- cost management- next steps and needs from sponsors to alleviate hurdles. Escalate concerns and issues- report project fact base- define options/trade-offs- and provide team recommendation.
Be the liaison between the business team (Supply Chain Development- EM Manufacturing- EM Procurement- Marketing- Product Supply- Quality- Engineering and Finance- etc.) and the co-manufacturer when it comes to providing an avenue for communication.
Develop capital business cases in conjunction with finance and project teams to support business growth initiatives and lead capital associated with developing such capability. Identify impact across the supply chain with regard to cost of goods sold e.g. route to market- capacity utilization- DIOH- manufacturing efficiency- quality- safety.
Partner with External Manufacturing managers and EM procurement to deliver against commercialization activities outside of current Kraft Heinz capabilities as well as drive cost out of the external manufacturing networks.
Manage and deliver assigned financial targets- to include the delivery of capital projects- trial activity and start-up expenses while leading resource & funding prioritization. Drive development of COGS- ensure alignment between category team and operations. Engage and support productivity agenda to deliver cost reduction targets.
Provide cross functional leadership for the PCM organization and Plant Operations Personnel and Engineers.
Support Business and Manufacturing Systems initiatives as required- and support the continuous improvement of the commercialization process through collaboration with key stakeholders and best practice sharing.
Lead and/or participate in various stakeholder governance forums (i.e. Stage gate/Leadership teams)
Partner with the Business Units/ Manufacturing/ Supply Chain/ Engineering to develop a 5 year strategic capacity plan. Create innovative solutions to address GAPs/ Constraints.
Manage and develop with the collaboration of marketing/sales the growth and innovation pipeline requests ensuring that proper financial and capability hurdles are properly met.
Be the conduit and voice between the 3rd party vendors and KHC when it comes to driving NPDs or cost out initiatives at a comanufacturing site.
Lead all communications relative to identifying risks and provide solutions to capacity constraint assets – focused on productivity and NPD initiatives.
Lead the manufacturing element of commercialization as it relates to NPDs and any Cost Out changes.
Provide input and solutions in commercialization meetings as they relate to manufacturing solutions.
Support the SCL team during project scoping to align on MOQs for materials and production and support the launch of NPDs post launch to mitigate SCL.
Partner with EM Quality and to ensure that any NPDs targeted to be produced at co-manufacturers are compliant with KHC golden rule requirements.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering- Operations Management- Food Science- Chemistry- or other related field
Minimum of 5 years combined experience in manufacturing- business development or HQ business team experience.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in Project Management for Consumer Products
Minimum 1 years’ experience in Basic Marketing/Finance Principles
Minimum 2 year of Plant Manufacturing experience (preferred)
Strategic capabilities/business acumen
Drive for results
Deep Cross Functional Knowledge
Building and strengthening relationships
Managing through ambiguity
Communication-Written and Presentation
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity