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’re seeking a motivated and organized individual capable of prioritizing, multitasking and delivering results in tight timeframes amongst a variety of complex Environmental Social Governance (ESG) issues within the business context. This individual is both experienced and passionate about ESG / Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability in the business setting. The selected candidate will possess a broad skill set enabling the individual to successfully work across functions (e.g. manufacturing, packaging, supply chain, product health, philanthropy, employee engagement) at all levels of the company globally. Externally, the candidate will likewise have great facility communicating and working with an array of key stakeholders (e.g. customers, suppliers, investors, NGOs). The role is duplicitous, in that it is expected that the successful candidate will also be voted in and serve on the Kraft Heinz Foundation Board, as well as hold several daily responsibilities tied to the Kraft Heinz Foundation’s goal to alleviate global hunger.
This position reports to the Global Director Environmental Social Governance and President of the Kraft Heinz Foundation, as part of a small but highly effective Global ESG Team that directs the design, development, execution and continuous improvement of the Kraft Heinz ESG strategy, goals and initiatives.
Environmental Social Governance
Support strategy, development and implementation of ESG initiatives. Key operational footprint areas include energy, greenhouse gases, water and waste. Sustainable packaging, animal welfare, sustainable ingredient sourcing, product health, human rights, deforestation and ecological restoration, supply chain due diligence and food waste are likewise key areas of concentration
Provide research, data and analytical assessment in areas of focus as well as related emerging ESG trends
Participate in Global ESG Steering Group as key member/chair of respective subcommittees to drive continuous improvement to achieve goals, providing accurate and timely reporting of ESG areas
Support external reporting on progress of key initiatives to drive improvement and inclusion in key ratings indices (e.g. Sustainalytics, DJSI, CDP, ATNI)
Support investor relations efforts on ESG engagement
Support ESG cascade of key performance indicators to ensure respective Kraft Heinz personnel have appropriate ESG responsibilities facilitating high collaboration towards ESG goals
Support employee engagement efforts related to ESG with regular communications updates to the Kraft Heinz intranet, global emails, town halls and through educational sessions for new and existing employees. Create interactive engagement opportunities on ESG for employees
Lead content creation and design elements, as well as internal/external communications strategy and implementation of annual ESG Report and microsite, with supporting launch elements (e.g. video, infographics, pictures, product images, social media assets)
Lead periodic updates and/or full assessment of Kraft Heinz ESG materiality
Kraft Heinz Foundation
Support strategy to alleviate global hunger, through financial strength, sound partnership organizations and facilitation of efficient Kraft Heinz donations
Support grant application and approval process
Manage relationships with critical non-profit partners
Lead sound administration of Foundation Board meetings, recording and annual audit process
Lead successful related employee initiatives (e.g. meal packaging events, vision trips to supported locations, employee match programs) along with effective communications on same to global community
Bachelor’s degree required
3-5 years related experience; background in ESG/CSR/Sustainability
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proactive and results-oriented in a time-sensitive environment
Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects and prioritize among a variety of initiatives
A consummate team player with advanced abilities to work collaboratively with a vast array of constituents on sensitive, complex topics with potential big impacts on the business, the environment and various stakeholders, in short timeframes
Enthusiasm for ESG/CSR/sustainability at Kraft Heinz
Willingness to travel
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity