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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: N/A, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 02 - Application Development & Support

Date Published: 14-Jun-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Owners Only!               

  • This is a role for someone who craves a global challenge- enjoys creating new ways to delight the Business and employees and believes that simplicity rocks. It’s an exciting opportunity to lead a growing team that supports an HR Business that is starting its Transformation.
  • Kraft Heinz is undergoing a major transformation to ensure HR is leading with outstanding employee experiences. The HR business at Kraft Heinz has a vision to ensure the employee and candidate experience is outstanding and competes in the current competitive market.


The Associate Director IT - HR will play a critical role leading our HR digital team and building the HR technology space to lead Kraft Heinz employee experience transformation. The HR business has a vision to ensure Kraft Heinz is outstanding from an employee experience standpoint and can compete in the current competitive market for talent. This role is critical to build the HR technology space to lead the transformation for Kraft Heinz colleagues.

You will scout the industry and work to define the right solutions to ensure we meet and exceed the HR vision . You will aligning strategic objectives with tactical demands.  You will be responsible for the IT Strategy supporting the HR Business and all on-going HR solutions (Workday- Cornerstone- Kronos). You will lead an internal team and 3rd party supplier.  You will leverage your knowledge of Workday and deep understanding of HR to build close relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the work is aligned with the overall strategy.


  • Bring the outside in.  Scout the industry for disruptive technologies that can improve efficiency and/or effectiveness at Kraft Heinz. Be a Digital Transformation Leader.
  • Actively manage a portfolio of about $8MM in Capex projects.
  • Lead the growing IT- HR Team of 10+ internal FTEs and external consultants and systems integrators.
  • Work closely with stakeholders and include industry best practices to architect technology solutions needed to drive alignment of business needs and lead discussions to arrive at mutually agreeable solution options
  • Accountable to deliver New Projects to Improve the Business and Deliver Service Levels as agreed.
  • Utilize market and industry knowledge to work with stakeholders to translate user needs a Strategic Vision and operationalize the vision.
  • Be an escalation point and provide support to key global projects and features.
  • Align key decisions with key business stakeholders and leaders.
  • Manage external vendors to provide thought leadership and deliver on time- budget and within scope.
  • Responsible for planning and directing the work of a group of individuals between teams at different locations- monitoring their work- and taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Ensure clarity around priorities and goals for the entire functional area
  • Develops & partner on solution options- recommendations- designs based on the HR Tech landscape- it’s roadmaps- requirements- enterprise security standards and reference architectures
  • Communicate financial and goal results and key performance indicators to leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree in technical field or combination of relevant education- experience and training
  • 10+ years of experience with a combination of HR data- technology (including Workday HCM)- and project management experience.
  • 5+ years of People Management experience
  • Capability delivery with strong end to end ownership and a clear track record of leading transformation in the Digital space
  • Technology thought leadership in the latest advances in the market and ability to turn that into a clear technology roadmap to meet the business needs
  • Prior experience working with and managing third-party service providers preferred.
  • Experienced in scaled Agile Delivery of complex transformation programs is a plus
  • PMP and/or ScrumMaster Certification a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity