General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Function: 16 - Digital

Date Published: 18-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74829

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

The Associate Director- Tech Partnerships requires a passion for transformation. This person will lead Kraft Heinz’s tech partnerships with companies like Microsoft in order to accelerate our organizational agility through technology- drive business innovation to ensure we are leading the intersection between food and technology for the future through AI- and building an industry leading connected ecosystem to deliver touchless insights and actions.

Sitting in our Strategic Transformation Agile Revolution (STAR) Business Unit- this is a highly collaborative role requiring strong collaboration with cross functional partners across (Digital Revolution- Value Capture- Strategy teams). In this role- you will:

  • Define clear strategy and objectives and deliver goals through our tech partnerships in to capture value
  • Work with our tech partners to accelerate process and pipeline of initiatives such as building and testing new solutions or applying existing solutions
  • Partner with Microsoft and other tech partners- our digital teams and cross functional members to build out the road map and implement our long term goals of a connected ecosystem
  • Review additional partners to help accelerate Kraft Heinz goals ensuring we have the right teams to support future growth

Required Skills:

  • Previous success in digital transformation or managing tech partnerships for CPG companies (either working for the CPG or tech company); Experience in both fields a strong plus
  • Experience using Design Thinking and Agile methodologies for advancing tech with a real understanding of business problems to tackle
  • Strong storyteller and collaborator with the ability to blend art and science
  • Passion for digital transformation with experience of delivering best in class practices

Who you are:

  • Futuristic: Ability to think in the future and be exited with an art of possible approach
  • Transformational Thinking: Willing to challenge the status quo to reinvent old ways of working to speed up decision making and simplify our processes
  • An Owner: Thrive in a hands on environment to build out a function against a blank slate without pre-packaged solutions or methodologies; Ability to demonstrate a high degree of independence- resiliency- motivation and leadership/ownership- with limited oversight.
  • Strategic: Demonstrate creativity in approaching and solving problems through unique ways to bring vision and structure to gray space; A focus on how the consumer thinks and behaves to generate insights- design thinking led research methodologies/techniques- and to drive the business forward
  • Influential: Influence at all levels of organization and work seamlessly with all teams to solutioning. Engagement and influence with the executive team leaders
  • Impactful: Effect "so-what’s" by making concrete recommendations rooted in a deep understanding of marketing- business and consumer; Showcase strong interpersonal and communication skills- pull disparate pieces of data together into a cohesive and compelling story

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.

Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact