Full Job Description
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.
Lead commercialization effort for large scale projects, 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 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 both growth and cost out initiatives (including manufacturing asset optimization).
Lead Value Stream network 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 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.
Lead internal feasibility assessment and business case to support business team’s commercialization plans; define network capability (capacity/technology) and 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. Lead AR development.
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 indirect leadership for the PCM organization and Plant BD’s.
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 participation 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.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations Management, Food Science, Chemistry, or other related field
Minimum of 10 years combined experience in manufacturing, business development or HQ business team experience.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Project Management for Consumer Products
Minimum 3 years’ experience in Basic Marketing/Finance Principles
Minimum 3 years of Plant Manufacturing experience
Strategic capabilities/business acumen
Drive for results
Building and strengthening relationships
Managing through ambiguity
Communication-Written and Presentation
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Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity