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. 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.
Vaccination & Future of Work Expectations
Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.
We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.
All posting locations: Glenview, Illinois, United States of America
Job Function: 07 - Quality
Department: 07 - 01 - Quality Management
Date Published: 05-Nov-2021
Job Type: Regular
Description & Requirements
This role responsible for providing manufacturing quality program support to internal or external Taste Elevation & Desserts. In this role- the individual will assist assigned sites in developing- implementing- and maintaining quality systems in compliance with applicable KHC policies- regulatory requirements- and third party standards. This person will support plants in achieving Quality KPIs through participation in root cause activities- corrective and preventive action- and continuous improvement initiatives. This position provides quality systems leadership and support for issue resolution at assigned sites as needed. This individual will be responsible for providing guidance to assigned sites during internal and external audits- and may participate in HACCP validations- micro program assessments- allergen validations- and plant process audits. A successful candidate should have multiple functional job experiences and have experience utilizing Lean 6 Sigma tools.
This role provides will also have the opportunity to serve as the business unit lead for assigned key quality systems initiatives. This individual will serve as the primary point of contact for internal sites- and as a subject matter expert for selected external partners. This person will be responsible for educating BU Quality staff in support of the identified quality systems initiative.
Position offers the candidate to develop/enhance skills in Decision Quality- Risk Assessment & Management- Standing Alone- and Influencing without authority.
Lead Quality Systems Improvement:
Plant Programs-GMPs- QPEs- Security Assessments- Allergen Assessments- Lab Proficiency
HACCP Compliance and Execution
Weight Control Ongoing Execution and Compliance
Assisting with plant responses to regulatory issues – NR’s- MID- PFF and Label Claims
Own Auditing Readiness:
Assure plants are audit ready at all times
FSSC/QCMS Program Leadership
Plant Audit Preparation and Corrective Action Responses
Quality Chain Audit Responses
Lead Continuous Improvement and training initiatives:
Plant visits – document observations and create actionable follow-ups.
Execution and Planning Category improvement plans
Training and Development of Plant Quality and support
Management of the Quality Training Program
Support to category and communication:
Special Situations Investigations (Boots on the ground)
Supplier Quality-Non-Conforming Raw Materials
SAP Support/Quality Data Systems /Agile/Quality Suite
Communication with key Shared Services
Support improvement plans to address consumer dissatisfiers
Bachelor's degree in Food Science- or related field.
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in quality- R&D- or operations.
Green Belt/Black Belt/Certified Quality Engineer preferred
Familiarity with Kraft Quality Policies and Procedures is preferred
Experience with ISO- and/or FSSC 22000 beneficial.
Capable of managing multiple priorities and plants.
Ability to influence key internal and external business partners- assess and manage risk- and communicate across the supply chain required.
Willing to travel 25-50%.
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity