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.
All posting locations: Glenview, Illinois, United States of America, N/A, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Job Function: 07 - Quality
Department: 07 - 05 - Quality Assurance & Control (Vendor & Manufacturing)
Date Published: 14-Sep-2021
Job Type: Regular
Description & Requirements
Role / Title
This role ensures effective implementation and execution of the various new product development projects (NPD) US Coffee pod and Agile Innovation teams. The position provides visible quality leadership during the commercialization of new products at new and existing external manufacturing sites. In this role- the individual will work closely with project teams to ensure compliance to KHC quality and food safety standards from Idea stage through product launch. Average Travel required up to 30%.
Key Components of the role
Be a part of the broader technical team commercialization programs Like: ProjectNow- STAR- Technical Feasibility Scans- HACCP etc.
Lead the partnership with cross-functional teams for the delivery of key Innovation from concept to execution.
Engage Procurement and Business partners to align on overall annual business goals for category and consumer.
Monitor initial consumer feedback regarding new product launch until hand off
Coordinate post launch review including 30/60/90-day review for new product launches
Work with Food Safety team to conduct food safety and spoilage risk assessments for new products
Collaborate with Core EM team members to review Co-Pack Programs- GMPs- Allergen Management- Lab and Analytical support- etc. for Platinum Rules Compliance and support the New Site Approval process
Ensure compliance of Kraft Heinz Quality Safety Policies (QSPs) and Platinum rules
Work with Co-packers on implementing Platinum rule action plans and file exceptions to support Business critical project time lines.
Other duties/ projects as assigned.
HACCP Compliance and Execution
Compliance with KHC and FSMA Requirements
Weight Control Ongoing Execution and Compliance
Regulatory or 3rd Party Audit Support
Factory- EM or Supplier Assessment (e.g.- QRMP- Platinum/Golden Rules) or Audit Support
Support to category and communication:
Special Situations Investigations- On-Site Factory Assessments (Boots on the ground)
Communication/Issue Escalation to Quality Leadership or Key Shared Stakeholders (e.g.- Risk Management)
Supplier Quality-Non-Conforming Raw Material Escalation and Support
BS Degree in Food Science- Animal Science- Microbiology or other related field
Food safety and regulatory requirements
Supplier expectations in Food Safety- Regulatory and Quality
Fundamental statistics (DMAIC Process/DFSS/Lean/Metrology/MSA/Sampling Procedures)
3-5 years of experience in food or CPG
Experience in plant and/or corporate quality
Experience in RDQI
Working knowledge of quality systems and policies- HACCP- and ISO/GFSI systems
Understanding of the procurement processes
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity