About Us

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.

General information

All posting locations: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Department: 01 - 04 - Field Sales

Date Published: 29-Jul-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Only the ambitious need apply…

Here at Wattie's Kraft Heinz we believe in meritocracy. Put simply- you get out what you put in to a career here. Our ambition is unparalleled- just like our stable of 35 brands- working across 37 categories in New Zealand. As the biggest branded FMCG supplier to the NZ food and grocery market- with the biggest and best brand in consumer goods we are well placed to help you reach the very best of your potential- developing your career like you never believed possible!

About the Role

In this position- you will strive to achieve strategic targets for Wattie's Kraft Heinz Foodservice in your region. You will be responsible for developing business partnerships with the largest Distributors and Foodservice providers from South Canterbury to Nelson/Marlborough & the West Coast.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop strong relationships and bring a collaborative approach to winning new business
  • Are you a sales superstar? Able to meet and exceed individual and business sales targets
  • Efficiently managing your territory and applying your energy to grow the business
  • Driving distribution for products through key distributions and end users

About You

  • Proven ability building professional relationships and strong sales skills
  • Positive and energetic
  • Tertiary qualifications preferred 
  • Foodservice / FMCG knowledge an advantage but not essential
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently- as part of a team and work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • A skilled negotiator and problem solver with a 'can do' approach to solving problems
  • Resilience
  • Ambition to build a long-term career within a global company

What we Offer

  • Excellent career development opportunity with exposure to the right people
  • Multinational FMCG business/opportunities
  • Highly autonomous role where you will be rewarded for your efforts
  • Diverse role in products- brands and stakeholders
  • Be part of New Zealand's most trusted brands

Benefits Program

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers
  • In-house training programs - Access to our online learning platform- Ownerversity for continuous learning and development
  • Career Development - Opportunity to be mentored by excellent leaders and have on-the-job skill development and coaching
  • Cultural Leave - Three days paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of fulfilling or observing religious- ceremonial or culturally significant days

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. So- if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified)- please don’t hesitate to apply!

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Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.