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, Glenview, Illinois, United States of America
06 - Manufacturing
06 - 03 - Continuous Improvement & Supply Chain Projects
Description & Requirements
Sr. Manager- Manufacturing and Agile Commercialization is responsible for delivering large scale projects within specific brands/categories- including but not limited to new platform innovation initiatives and/or highly visible capital and cost out initiatives in an agile manner. The Sr. Manager is required to interface with cross functional parties at all levels of the organization- including relevant brand stewards in Marketing- R&D- and Finance- as well as relevant technical and execution resources and/or field operations. The Sr. Manager will be required to lead scrum sessions and provide updates at key stages.
Lead scrum meetings for cross functional pods.
Keep the team focused on the highest level deliverables and providing key action items for daily stand ups
Coach project management office team on agile ways of working
Lead commercialization efforts for projects across the BUs- platform innovation programs or significant capital related initiatives. Ensure effective team engagement which may include establishing and managing team meetings. Review project timelines and cost regularly with the project team- facilitate creation of mitigation/contingency plans and manage communication.
Lead cross-functional teams in the development and implementation of a broad- coordinated set of projects to meet the revenue- volume- growth- productivity and quality goals and priorities of the BU and category.
Facilitate the definition of project scopes- goals- tasks and resource (people and cost) requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional groups; develop methods to monitor and report project progress and provide corrective action if necessary.
Initiate the finished good Master data setup and communicate completed information to all stakeholders so all information systems can be properly set up to produce- ship- sell and invoice our products.
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 category stakeholder governance forums (i.e. Stage gate/Leadership teams)- advise on project status and conformance to business governance rules.
- Minimum 5-8 years experience in CPG environment
- Scrum certification (this is a plus)
- Understanding of project management methodology
- Strategic capabilities/business acumen
- Demonstrated ability to manage and navigate ambiguity
- Mentality to drive for results.
- Experience growing- building- and strengthening relationships
- Exceptional Communication-Written and Presentation
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity