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: London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 08 - PR/Communications & Regulatory

Department: 08 - 02 - Internal Communications

Date Published: 02-Sep-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Communicator to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The Communications Manager lies within the Northern Europe (NE) team and is location in our Shard 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 Director of People & Performance with close relationships to the NE Leadership team and Communications Lead.

The delivery of a comprehensive Internal Communications and Engagement Agenda as well as PR and external comms initiatives will be your primary responsibility. You’re constantly looking for improvement activities within the current NE business and will bring your own creativity and passion to drive the Moments that Matter within our teams.


In brief- you will be responsible for;

  • Creating- cascading and executing our internal communications plan- working with the People & Performance team as well as the Head of Internal communications to ensure our communications plan aligns with our global and Zone business strategy- and effectively communicates our Purpose- Vision and Values.

  • Drive the timely and effective communications around organizational initiatives and announcements- ensuring all employees and stakeholders are effectively communicated with. You will also have to help respond to internal and external crisis situations and issues that may impact employee well-being and engagement or company reputation and ESG

  • Develop content across our key channels- including newsletters- senior leadership communications and messaging- external channels such as LinkedIn- and other internal channels. You will drive the development of forward-looking content in partnership with teams from across the BU- ensuring consistency of messaging and quality of all written and verbal content

  • Partnering with our Senior Leadership- Talent Acquisition and Corporate Affairs teams- you will develop effective external communications across key business channels (e.g. Linked In) to promote our reputation as an employer of choice

  • You will support in the planning and management of key organizational events such as Town Halls- Business Huddles- BU Conventions- etc.

 Qualifications


Hard Skills and Capabilities

  • Significant experience managing internal and external communications- corporate communications- issues management and stakeholder engagement- ideally in a fast-paced global commercial organization or in a client-facing role

  • Degree level education- ideally with a background in public relations- journalism or marketing

  • 6+ years of experience working in a public relations / marketing communications function

  • Strong project management and leadership skills with outstanding organizational and planning skills

  • Strong communication skills- both written and verbal. You must have a strong command of the English language and the ability to simplify complicated messages

  • Comfortable communicating with all levels- and able to instill confidence in senior stakeholders and peers

  • Skilled in dealing with sensitive- complex and confidential issues and situations

  • Confident in providing strategic communication advice to senior business leaders- including message trainings- media / stakeholder briefings and coaching

  • A familiarity with Corporate Social Responsibility communications

  • Commercially astute and able to align your objectives with that of the wider business

  • Self-motivated- able to work autonomously: a bias for action- reliable- excellent presentation skills

  • Confident bringing new ideas

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. We would love to see you bring your own ideas to the table and feel confident enough to challenge ours.

  • Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm

    • You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team.

  • Project management skills

    • Time management has no secrets for you. You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.

  • Employer brand understanding

    • You are able to understand what the Kraft Heinz employer brand stands for- including its challenger positioning within the market and communicate consistently in line with its tone of voice.

  • 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;  

  • 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!

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