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.
Role / Title:
The Senior Manager, Manufacturing - Supply Chain Pillar is responsible for the Kraft Heinz US Supply Chain pillar/chapters planning, implementation, audits, and scheduling of optimization projects for a specific set of manufacturing facilities. The position also serves to drive improvements/projects to reduce changeovers, cleaning events, planned loss and capacity constraints throughout the factories it supports.
Rollout and support training of new chapters and expectations
Provide inputs to improve our pillar chapters that drive improvement and best practices from the Plants
Support the Manufacturing Supply Chain Pillar- Chapters Implementation Plan by reviewing the Plan and applying to their own facilities
Lead the preparation of and execution of audits within the plants
Responsible for planning and assisting in the execution of Manufacturing KPI’s routines/rituals, improving the business’s performance on labor cost and OEE
Focus on improvement plan(s) implementation that constantly strives to eliminate waste, improve conformance to plan, reduce conversion costs and to improve efficiency
Support Overtime, Capacity, Labor/Overtime, Machine Downtime Projects and action plans
Guarantee the Business Case calculation with Supply Chain Corporate Area, to provide the impact for Supply Chain Losses, working Capital and extra warehouse as well as lead the project analysis to minimize risks and negative impact in Supply Chain
Responsible for Field trip routine, which includes new projects, training and action plan execution, and factory presentation preparation
Guarantee Lean Flow Manufacturing (LFM) Projects’ execution on time and manage the projects’ execution of Site’s Master plans related to Schedule optimization, owning all LFM Project KPI’s including tracking and reporting
Responsible to reach the LFM Savings and support the accuracy in 4Site System, supporting the Factories and leading savings by our Central Team
Support and coach manufacturing Pod Lead to review and improve manufacturing performance – Planned Loss – Changeover, Cleaning, Labor optimization through schedule optimization
Prepare materials for MPR - Meeting review
Share best practices for manufacturing excellence team (Planned loss: Changeover and Cleaning, CFR, WC all related to LFM Projects)
Communicate with Manufacturing Team: POD Lead, Plant Managers, CI and Engineering Managers, Finance, and other functions as necessary (IT, Accounting) to coordinate projects
Communicate with Corporate Supply Chain: Demand Supply Planning, Supply Chain Losses, Logistic and Transportation team, to align and execute LFM cross-functional projects
Enable and remove roadblocks to guarantee the LFM business cases/projects between multidisciplinary areas and negotiate with all stakeholders to execute the best business case for the company
Bachelor’s degree required
Previous manufacturing experience within a plant required
Working knowledge of SAP required
Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred
APICS certification highly preferred
Previous experience with Planning, Logistics and Operations is highly preferred
Previous experience with Quality is highly preferred
Accurately estimate time and effort required to plan and organize for all activities
Demonstrated experience achieving results and setting challenging goals, as well as the ability to train and mentor others
Experience in, or working with process mapping and process analysis, data collection, creating standards to guide project teams
Knowledge in all aspects of analysis, design, planning, testing, documentation and production implementation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Team player; cross functional orientation (an ability and desire to engage with team members and other members of the organization to achieve goals)
Demonstrated success handling multiple projects with tight deadline
Ability to travel 50%
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity