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: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 03 - Continuous Improvement & Supply Chain Projects

Date Published: 28-Mar-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Provide technical and organizational leadership in all aspects of Continuous Improvement (CI) across Kraft Heinz. Working with a collaborative and innovative team at our Tomoana site- you will enjoy the opportunity to support value add and commercial efficiencies to improve our operational culture.

Responsibilities:

  • Positive leadership and motivation of a CI team- including development of clear goals and development plans;
  • Manage CI plans and activities for the business and oversee their implementation;
  • Manage the CI budget and minimize costs to ensure total Operational budget is achieved;
  • Build trusted business relationships by provision of CI advice to all departments as required;
  • Liaise with global CI teams across Kraft Heinz as well as external networks to ensure we are delivering best practice initiatives;
  • Manage projects to ensure all projects meet objectives and agreed timelines and budgetary requirements;
  • QRMP accountability as required.

About you

Your demonstrated success in driving continuous improvement coupled with your ability to engage and influence- will ensure your success in this role. You will have:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in CI and project management- ideally within a manufacturing environment;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build and maintain trusted relationships;
  • Outstanding analytical skills- proficient in identifying areas for improvement- mapping and planning- then leading the execution;
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications required.

Our culture and benefits

 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:

  • Gatherings - End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Volunteering – volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger
  • Purchase Leave – purchase additional annual leave at the beginning of each calendar year
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers

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!

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