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.
About the Position
We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Procurement professional to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The Procurement Compliance & Capabilities Manager – North America lies within Global Procurement but is focused on the North America zone. You’ll be working in a high performing team, alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting into the Associate Director Global Procurement Excellence – Capabilities, with a dotted line reporting relationship directly with the VP Procurement – North America. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders. The delivery of various programs to enable Procurement’s evolution will be your primary responsibility. You’re constantly looking for improvement activities within Procurement.
In brief, you will be responsible for the below items for the North America Procurement function;
Managing global projects to better develop or enhance the procurement processes, technology and people pillars
Connecting our Procurement department with other functions to improve overall supply chain processes and business knowledge
Being connected externally to research procurement trends to enable you to proactively recommend and drive initiatives to advance procurement capabilities
Acting as a change agent by implementing best in class methodologies, improving use and capabilities of technology, and increasing engagement via communication strategies
Standardizing processes, communication, people management and branding
Owning the design and implementation of the Procurement Academy including Procurement Competency Framework
Implement internal controls and governance processes for the North America Procurement organization
Implement the Procurement collaboration model between Global and Zone Procurement including tracking and monitoring and continuous improvement initiatives
Own and develop the relationship between North America Procurement and Legal, Finance, Internal Control, Internal Audit, GBS and Tax to ensure our business process is aligned with relevant requirements; if any gaps between the business process and the requirements are noted, owning the action plan to efficiently minimize/absolve the associated risk
Coordinate External Audits and ensure any risks/issues identified are remediated within the agreed timelines and authorized owners
Ensure that the Procurement policy is implemented in the day-to-day ways of working for the North America Procurement organization including the tracking of adoption and continuous tracking and monitoring of all key controls
Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.
Education in Bachelor/Master degree level in business, finance, supply chain or any related functions
At least 5 years of working experience in an international company, project management and/or supply chain experiences are a plus
A proven track record in understanding procure-to-pay processes and its affiliate solutions (SAP, Coupa, Ariba, MicroStrategy, Tableau)
Strong analytical, planning, and stakeholder management skills
Advanced change management skills with an eager to learn and develop even further
Advanced user of MS Office and have technological understanding for source-to-pay tools
Professional fluency in English with strong written, verbal and listening skills is a must; other languages is a plus.
At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management, no matter your level. Therefore, it’s important you have excellent communication skills, to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.
Ability to Simplify
We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated, when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges.
You don’t only focus on your own results, but always do what’s best for the company.
Project management skills
Time management has no secrets for you. You’re organized, structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.
You don’t get easily stressed by pressure, on the opposite, a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.
What we offer you
An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;
A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea, please let us know and we can set it in action!
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity