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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.

Vaccination & Future of Work Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.

We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.

General information

All posting locations: Lenexa, Kansas, United States of America

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Department: 01 - 06 - Sales Planning & Support

Date Published: 09-Aug-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Associate Director (AD) of our Planning team will advise Kraft Heinz selling efforts for the AWG customer team- including strategy-development and supply chain initiatives. The AD will demonstrate Kraft Heinz scale and brands at the customer level- through a single point of accountability. The position will guide broad business strategies to develop profitable Kraft Heinz volume and share growth at AWG.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops high functioning team through effective mentorship- constructive and timely feedback- empowerment- cross-functional experiences and practical development plans for strategic employee growth; Harnesses the power of diversity – thinking- background- experience
  • Leverages available resources/scale to elevate executional excellence across cross‐functional business planning in category mgmt- supply chain efficiency- technology- and local marketing as primary internal interface
  • Builds Kraft Heinz business plans with tailored customer strategy measured by profitability achievement- share gains- revenue targets- special programs- new and core item introductions/distribution
  • Maintains a pulse of customer specific strategy changes- key marketplace updates and other business related activities
  • Communicates and influence implementation of business plans to enable outstanding execution across critical team members and key customer contacts
  • Delivers efficient and effective trade programs to deliver best return on investment and within budget
  • Conducts business review meetings and customer visits- including annual reviews and “top‐to‐top” meetings- depending on Customer


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of 5+ years CPG direct selling experience- including full P&L accountability- with excellent understanding of business processes and systems
  • Proven financial competence – understanding of profit and revenue drivers and analysis- P&L and forecast- with proficiency in deploying trade
  • Ability to apply business conclusions and insights to drive business planning and outcomes through effective presentations
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills
  • Significant experience in building customer and team relationships
  • Prior management experience a plus


Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.