Being one of the world's leading food and beverage companies is a privilege – and a huge responsibility. Times and tastes may change, but the core purpose and values that shape who we are never will. They remind us, individually and as a team, why the work we do each day matters.

value 1

We are a company of food lovers, and our brands hold a unique place in the hearts and homes of our consumers. We work every day to earn their loyalty and love. Our consumers are at the center of everything we do, and we are building a culture of creativity to anticipate and respond to their future needs, delivering appetizing food across our brands.

value 2

We are on a journey of continuous improvement, constantly challenging the status quo. Our curiosity ensures we are constantly learning and working to be better than we were yesterday. Our commitment to efficiency enables us to courageously invest in our business and fuel growth.

value 3

We are a meritocracy. Attracting, nurturing and developing talent is our top priority. Great people have the vision to see what must be done, and the courage to do it. As a company we are only as great as the quality of our teams. Our people make the difference.

value 4

We are inclusive. All voices matter. We will not just listen, but truly work to heart different points of view. Diverse backgrounds and perspectives make us stronger, more interesting, more innovative.

value 5

We lead with honesty and integrity. We will always do right by our customers, partners, suppliers and the communities we serve. We actively care about our environment, creating high quality, responsibly manufactured products.

value 6

We are accountable. We act as owners each day, showing commitment and belief in our cause, making decisions and treating this business as if it were our own. We take responsibility for our actions and results in the pursuit of building something together far bigger than ourselves.


We're a global family of food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers

Every day our employees think outside the box and apply fresh thinking to how we Make Life Delicious for our New Zealand consumers, customers, and employees. We encourage our people to innovate and take calculated risks – to leave their legacy at a global company with strong local history. We nurture our talent, giving every opportunity to work with cross-functional and global teams to build a rewarding career both within and beyond New Zealand.

We work closely with our region including Australia, South Korea & Japan, as well as our international head offices.

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We're brand historians and legacy builders

We offer a career, not just a job

Careers at Kraft Heinz New Zealand are built on ownership – we'll provide you with the tools and resources to aim big and achieve your goals. You’ll have tangible measures of success, encouraging you to stretch and challenge yourself, as well as formal performance conversations to ensure you’re always developing. Our leadership assesses our talent annually on both performance and potential, ensuring our high-performers are fast-tracked for promotion and continue to grow.

We celebrate successes and reward our people

We offer local benefits including flexible work arrangements, learning & development opportunities, social gatherings with the social clubs, wellbeing initiatives, ability to purchase additional leave, and a generous 12 week paid parental leave policy. On a global level, we offer a generous bonus scheme to foster and reward a high-performance culture.

We're committed to sustainable growth and giving back to our communities

Giving back to our communities means both the people and the land. We've partnered with Plunket for 30 years, growing and supporting Kiwi families by providing nutritional infant food and resources for caregivers. We are also working with the Hawkes Bay Regional Council to protect waterways by planting over 3000 native trees.

Every year Wattie's participates in the Cans for Good campaign with The Salvation Army. Since 1994 this partnership has led to the donation of over 1.5million cans of our delicious products.


Auckland is our headquarters in New Zealand

Auckland is home to our Newmarket office. Situated across the road from Newmarket train station and a few minutes away from the CBD, our office is in the center of the premier fashion, shopping and entertainment precinct.

Hawke’s Bay is where our Wattie’s story started in 1934, now boasting two of our largest and most complex, world-class manufacturing sites. Known as North Island’s fruit-bowl, it is an iconic agricultural and cultural hub in which to live and work.

At all of our manufacturing sites we hire both permanent and seasonal staff:

  • King Street – Hawke's Bay
  • Tomoana – Hawke's Bay
  • Christchurch – South Island
  • Dunedin – South Island

If you’re considering making New Zealand home, head over to our Wattie’s site to find out more about our locations!


Not your ordinary training experience

International Management Trainee Program

12 months

This rotational program is a deep dive directly into our business. After learning the ins and outs of the CPG industry and Kraft Heinz, you'll start rotations that provide real-world experience in our corporate office and within one of our many field sales offices, plant facilities, or R&D centers. All of which sets you up for success once you start your full-time role with our company.

Global Manufacturing Trainee Program

12 months

Our Manufacturing Trainee Program is a departure from the ordinary training experience. We immerse talented and driven people in our business and fast-track them for big roles in our company. We offer trainee programs all over the globe as it serves as a critical talent pipeline for the organization.