General information

All posting locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Function: 04 - IT

Date Published: 14-Aug-2023

Ref #: R-72695

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

What do we bring to the table?

  • Benefits begin immediately upon hire. Competitive and flexible medical and dental plans-basic and enhanced options to choose from (drug and non-drug fertility coverage- prescription- vision- paramedical- dental and separate category of mental health support). Variety of spending accounts to allocate leftover flex credits
  • Free unlimited access to virtual family heath care
  • Retirement Savings plan: Employee contribution of 3% with optional 1 or 2% and Kraft Heinz required contribution of 5% with 150% match on optional employee contribution
  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
  • Award-winning Ownerversity learning & development resource library
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental health support
  • Learn more about life #hereatKraftHeinz on our YouTube channel!

Associate Manager- IT – Development & Test Factory at a glance

The Associate Manager- IT – Development & Test Factory will be responsible for day-to-day leadership and direction of multiple global test cycles within an assigned release.  The responsibilities will range from developing the release test plan to managing- monitoring- measuring and coordination of overall test planning and execution.  This role will support project teams and coordinate across multi-functional teams for high-quality testing deliverables; promote rapid decision making and ensure the SDLC implementation facts are transparent and properly interpreted. To teach and coach COE principles and standards; to make fast/appropriate fact-based decisions and avoid analysis paralysis to ensure a quality working product. This role will also provide continuous improvements to release test standards- guidelines- and governances – Waterfall and Agile Methodology.

What’s on the Menu?

  • The responsibilities will range from developing the release test plan to managing- monitoring- measuring and coordination of overall test execution.
  • Lead SIT meetings and actively participate in defect resolution with cross functional teams.
  • Operate as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert for testing governance- and best practices to coach partnering SDLC resources on deployment related issues related to- but not limited to- timeline constraints; and shifts in project priorities.
  • Demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of PMO standards (PMBOK); with company culture and values to make recommendations; help solution complex testing problems and unique software delivery obstacles.  Mitigate and support to drive positive outcomes.
  • This role will initiate and manage highly collaborative cross-functional relationships to optimize shared processes and meet stakeholder requirements- use metrics and analysis to coordinate project teams and vendor resources for quality test deliverables.
  • Influence and drive completion for all aspects of testing governance and compliance including kickoffs- defect management- issue/risk management; coordination of key business users/PMO- 3rd party vendors and “hand-shakes” with developers.   
  • Conduct compliance and SLA audits for Global UAT governance – test metrics and defect reporting             


Recipe for success: Apply now if this sounds like you!

  • SAP ERP w Legacy System Integration(s) knowledge a plus
  • Technical knowledge with ABAP background is highly preferred.
  • Functional knowledge like Order to Cash- Procure to Pay- Finance in SAP
  • E2E knowledge and Experience of supporting Project Management Office lifecycle activities within a mixed organizational structure (corporate- consultants- business- and IT)
  • History of successful project launches- and cost/budget reduction efforts
  • Able to work in diversified teams- and to guide- motivate- and influence large project teams.
  • Experience in team leadership and management of cross functional and integration teams
  • Experience working in multinational companies operating with Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Strong business acumen and experience with testing methodology- disciplines- and activities- including test planning- preparation- execution- and reporting.
  • Demonstrated Team/Group leadership capabilities and people skills (i.e.  excellent verbal and written communication skills in client facing scenarios)
  • Proven history with creating data-driven presentations for C-Suite (PMO) discussions and decision points.
  • Experienced negotiator; intrinsic motivator; solid understanding for risk-based testing and lean thinking
  • Experience in handling and leading escalations and managing resolution of critical issues – global (worldwide) team scenarios.
  • Experience in coordination with PMO and aligning on methodology and process.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Experience with SAP Tricentis- SAP Focused build- HP-ALM- JIRA and Azure DevOps highly preferred.

Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position. A comprehensive job description is shared upon interview.

We hope to find you a seat at our table!

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 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