General information

All posting locations: Northgate, Queensland, Australia, Seven Hills, New South Wales, Australia

Job Function: 09 - HR

Date Published: 19-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74835

Description & Requirements

Kraft Heinz is now taking applications for our Manufacturing Graduate Program - Sydney and Brisbane. Our program aims to develop you into a future leader of our company. It is designed for ambitious talent who seek a performance-based culture where they operate as owners- thrive as agents of change and channel their passion- curiosity and go-getter attitude into doing better every day. 

This is a functional program for graduates seeking an exciting career in Operations- Manufacturing and Engineering. 

About the program:

Commencing January 2024 in Sydney or Brisbane- you will join our ANZ cohort for our Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing Graduate Program. Designed to broaden your knowledge of how a multinational food company operates the 12-month program includes:  

  • Intensive- hands-on onboarding focused on our operations function- complemented by a Commercial bootcamp focused on Marketing- Sales and Category 
  • Training in Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt- Kraft Heinz Manufacturing Excellence Program and a range of other foundational business training 
  • A factory Team Leader assignment- where you will develop a deep understanding of our manufacturing processes while also strengthening your leadership skills 
  • A site-based efficiency/productivity improvement Business Project where you can apply your learnings to create real business impact 

This 12-month program will prepare you to transition into an Operations Management or Technical Expertise path at one of our factories following graduation from the program.  

What we’ll give you:

  • Fast-tracked career progression – Real responsibility from day one- leading teams and working on projects with real business impact  
  • International exposure – You’ll be part of our Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing Trainee Program cohort- working closely with our UK and Netherlands-based Centres of Excellence and cohort of graduates across Europe- South America & Asia.  
  • Learning & Development – You will receive intensive training and exposure to different business units from day one 
  • Mentorship & support – You will learn from our strongest leaders- with your own dedicated manager- mentor and buddy 
  • Permanent contract – from the commencement of the Graduate Program 
  • Highly competitive benefits 

At Kraft Heinz- your unique potential is recognised- valued and empowered. It is our mission to unlock the qualities and abilities necessary for you to perform with passion and purpose. 

We do this by providing unique development opportunities- a chance to own your career and the invitation to make an impact on our future and our legacy. It's a partnership that grows for the better- together. 

What we’re looking for: 

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree completed in 2022 or 2023 – Engineering preferred; however- this program is open to graduates from any discipline.  
  • Full- ongoing working rights in Australia/New Zealand at time of application  
  • Versatility and willingness to move across functional areas- and relocate to different cities / rural areas or countries  
  • Strong extra-curricular achievements that reflect a proactive attitude and ownership  
  • Passionate about being challenged daily and ready to constantly learn- develop and grow  

Benefits Program: 

  • We empower our people to own their work and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program: 
  • Access to our most-loved Kraft Heinz products for consumption on site 
  • Wellbeing initiatives – annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars 
  • Volunteering days – meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger and opportunities to give back to our community 

We are a Company that is dynamic and exciting- and one which dreams big. If you are passionate about what you do and enjoy working in a culture that is transparent- collaborative and one where you can make a difference every day- then this is the place for you. Kraft Heinz promotes a culture of ownership and meritocracy- that you could be a part of. 


About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.