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.
The Head of Engineering Excellence leads Capital Engineering feasibility studies within the US zone for Growth projects and novel technologies. This position defines and ensures that Capacity Investments are clearly defined and included in Strategic Plans, Master Plans and AOP, working closely with the International Logistics CoE. The Head of Engineering Excellence will participate in cross functional FEL Peer Reviews for major Capital projects (>$1MM) within the US zone project portfolio, typical $200MM – $300MM per year across 33 sites and develop and deploy preferred suppliers and standardized infrastructure, production flows and equipment to improve speed of execution on major investment projects across the US zone.
Support Feasibilities Studies for major Capex investments for Capacity, Innovation and Cost Improvement and novel technologies, across the US Zone, working closely with S&OP, Supply Chain Development, R&D and FS&Q, with the intention of making more timely decisions.
Provide engineering options and Capex estimates for capacity initiatives working together with GCOE and International Network Design teams.
Support the development of Capex capacity inputs for the International Capital Investment Strategic Plan – a 5 year prioritized investment plan by site (41 sites and $1B to $1.5B investment across the strategic time horizon), enabling KraftHeinz commercial growth ambitions.
Provide support to Heads of Supply, Site Managers and Package Sponsors in the development Site Master Plans (SMPs) that enable KraftHeinz commercial ambitions through lowest cost manufacturing in a safe environment through optimum quality control and processes. Time Horizon = 5 years
Participate and lead cross functional FEL Peer Reviews to ensure all major Capital projects (>$1MM) within the International Zone are designed to maintain business continuity, maximize operating income and factory efficiency, including the evaluation of: alternative options, cost estimation and realistic timelines together with Sites, Package sponsors, R&D and FS&Q.
Develop Preferred Suppliers to enable Procurement to leverage scale and relationships. Working closely with Capex Procurement, Technical Services, R&D and FS&Q.
Develop & deploy standardized infrastructure, production flows and equipment for Capex projects across the International Zone and champion the process in relation to specific projects to ensure compliance.
Share benchmarking of common equipment or processes and Capital projects across the International Zone.
Identify and evaluate Best Available Technologies and engineering practices, sharing them across the International zone, and globally where appropriate. With the aim of delivering projects in a more consistent and expedient manner.
Provide technical support to project engineers as requested during equipment build, acceptance testing and commissioning
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering school or related field is highly preferred
10+ years of industry experience with emphasis on project execution, engineering design, and construction
Exceptional organization, communication, and time management skills. Ability and comfort with routinely communicating with project owners and executive sponsor regarding project/program status.
The ability to document the scope of an enterprise program and coordinate the management of program projects to ensure changes to the scope are properly addressed.
Expert in project management and solution delivery methodologies across multiple organizations and can lead large, complex initiatives across partners and external organizations or vendors.
Practices excellent tactical project and program management skills based on PMI best practices.
Ability to travel as needed.
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity