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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.

Vaccination & Future of Work Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.

We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 08 - PR/Communications & Regulatory

Department: 08 - 03 - Media / Public Relations

Date Published: 19-May-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Summary:

The M&A Change and Transition Manager will be a key member of KHC’s internal Merger Integration and Operational Separation Center of Excellence (CoE). The manager will engage and build relationships with colleagues- functional leads- and leadership to advise and deliver insightful- yet practical solutions using change management strategies and approaches. This team member will work with cross-functional teams in their planning and execution of change activities to support the deal transition.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with functional stakeholders to identify change management challenges and job impacts to develop strategies and tactics to address the challenges
  • Measure and map employee sentiment throughout the transition to address employee concerns and improve the employee experience
  • Influence and persuade stakeholders to gain support for change initiatives and/or decisions
  • Develop reporting updates for leadership related to change management- knowledge transition and the employee experience for impacted employees.
  • Manage and own change timeline in tandem with deal timeline and hold teams accountable for delivering milestones
  • Facilitate cross-functional communication and problem solving
  • Determine learning efforts and knowledge transfer to prepare employees to either onboard to KHC or minimize close of knowledge at close
  • Support and measure post Day 1 integration activities- such as integration- onboarding- training- etc.
  • Conduct activities to preserve culture- vision- and values to drive desired behaviors
  • Partner with People & Performance to organize and support acquisition/divestiture activities (e.g. leader guides- FAQs- day 1 readiness- offboarding checklists- etc.)
  • Partner with corporate communications to plan comprehensive messages across M&A integration and separation programs to inform external and internal stakeholders
  • Coordinate and design large stakeholder group forum updates (e.g. Summits- monthly program updates- input to townhalls)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required- Master's degree preferred
  • 5+ years of prior change management experience- and familiarity with enterprise change management methodology and tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communications- with the ability to help people learn through sharing a vision and storytelling
  • Experience with M&A integrations and/or divestiture separations
  • A “super-connector” and collaborative team member engaging KHC functional leaders
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines

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