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 M&A Change and Transition Manager will be a key member of KHC’s internal Merger Integration and Operational Separation Center of Excellence (CoE). The manager will engage and build relationships with colleagues, functional leads, and leadership to advise and deliver insightful, yet practical solutions using change management strategies and approaches. This team member will work with cross-functional teams in their planning and execution of change activities to support the deal transition.
Collaborate with functional stakeholders to identify change management challenges and job impacts to develop strategies and tactics to address the challenges
Measure and map employee sentiment throughout the transition to address employee concerns and improve the employee experience
Influence and persuade stakeholders to gain support for change initiatives and/or decisions
Develop reporting updates for leadership related to change management, knowledge transition and the employee experience for impacted employees.
Manage and own change timeline in tandem with deal timeline and hold teams accountable for delivering milestones
Facilitate cross-functional communication and problem solving
Determine learning efforts and knowledge transfer to prepare employees to either onboard to KHC or minimize close of knowledge at close
Support and measure post Day 1 integration activities, such as integration, onboarding, training, etc.
Conduct activities to preserve culture, vision, and values to drive desired behaviors
Partner with People & Performance to organize and support acquisition/divestiture activities (e.g. leader guides, FAQs, day 1 readiness, offboarding checklists, etc.)
Partner with corporate communications to plan comprehensive messages across M&A integration and separation programs to inform external and internal stakeholders
Coordinate and design large stakeholder group forum updates (e.g. Summits, monthly program updates, input to townhalls)
Qualities of the Change and Transition Manager
Prior change management experience, and familiarity with enterprise change management methodology and tools
Excellent verbal and written communications, the ability to help people learn through sharing a vision and telling story
Experience with M&A integrations and/or divestiture separations
A “super-connector” and collaborative team member engaging KHC functional leaders
Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity