General information

All posting locations: Amsterdam, , Netherlands

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Date Published: 03-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-80038

Description & Requirements

The Head of Away From Home, Innovation & ESG Program Delivery position lies within the Regional HQ and is based in our Amsterdam office.

You’ll be working in a high performing team, alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting into the Head of Away From Home.

Location Amsterdam

The Role

Working within global AFH (Foodservice) Capabilities Team you will be accountable for

  • Identifying trends and formats of the future to scale globally across AFH. Providing insights and inspiration to drive local projects.
  • Connect Chef Network & Insights to global & local marketing and innovation teams.
  • Define best in class innovation process and build capabilities program to ensure we execute with excellence globally.
  • Support lift and launch model to drive local to global for scalable initiatives.
  • Share best practice and learnings globally. Fuel continuous learning.
  • Track and measure key initiatives across Innovation, ESG & Packaging.

Key Partners

  • BU Commercial Director / VP & CMO’s
  • AFH Global LT & AFH Country Leads
  • Global Growth office as owner of ESG packaging of the future & disruptive innovation
  • Government Affairs & Legal team

Experience Required

  • Experience in creating and validating multiyear innovation strategy focused on building value against customer and consumer needs.
  • Ability to synthesize data into insights and to build compelling business cases.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset. Experience and skill set in consumer marketing, culture, new product ideas and trends.
  • Strong communication skills to listen, understand and influence senior stakeholders.
  • Skills to be able to simplify and understand complex legislative changes.
  • Ability to work in partnership with multiple internal functions


  • AFH NSV GP & Market Share
  • AFH Strat plan to deliver 3 YP & 10 YS. Ensuring plan includes 5% of NSV is delivered through Innovation.
  • Compliance to KH ESG commitments

Professional Attributes

  • Communication Skills
    • At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management, no matter your level. Therefore, it’s important you have excellent communication skills, to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.
  • Analytical
    • We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical mindset.
  • Curiosity, positivity & enthusiasm
    • You’re curious, positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team.
  • Networking skills
    • You’re able to be interesting and interested in business conversations, motivating people to want to be in your network. The stronger the network you have, the more easily you can get things done. You, highly aware of that, are constantly expending your network.
  • High pressure
    • You don’t get easily stressed by pressure, on the opposite, a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;
  • Hybrid working (3/2) 
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea, please let us know and we can set it in action!

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.