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.

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: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Job Function: 12 - Legal

Department: 12 - 02 - Contracts & Litigation

Date Published: 22-Sep-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Director Global Economic Incentives supports the Company’s transformation into a global leader in producing sustainable and healthy food for the world by working and negotiating with world governments to unlock tax incentives- subsidies- and appropriations for the Company. This person must build and sustain positive relationships with the U.S. Congress- federal agencies- state governments- U.S.-based embassies- foreign governments- and international donor agencies to advance the Company’s positions and seek desired outcomes.

This role reports directly to the Vice President of Global Government Affairs with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Global Head of Tax. Key partners include the Global Head of Environment- Sustainability and Governance (ESG); the General Counsels of the North America and International zones; and the Chief ESG Nutrition and Technology Officer.

This role is an incredibly executive-facing- collaborative- and exciting role being added to our organization- so come grow with us as we grow our global strategy!

We are seeking someone who lives our Values- including:

1. We Own It – seeks to drive positive change & results- take initiative- make decisions rooted in facts & integrity- and effectively negotiate & collaborate with all collaborators

2. We Dare To Do Better Every Day – elevates the content & deliver of our service to protect and promote the business- as well as drive external benchmarking of best practices

3. We Champion Great People – develop and maintain strong- global networks and relationships internally & externally- and demonstrate a positive- respected- and credible demeanor and brand

Primary Responsibilities

  • Survey- review- and prioritize the execution of government programs that incentivize the Company’s transformational efforts

  • Build short (30- 60- 90-days) and long-term (one to five years) strategic plans and projections to achieve our ESG initiatives globally

  • Set up a global center of excellence for government subsidies and other support measures

  • Explore- develop- and lead appropriate third-party resources; build & manage a team of policy consultants & advisors

  • Be the subject matter authority for global incentives- appropriations- and subsidies and share best practices with the operating teams in the North America and International zones

  • Create a manual for application and management of government subsidies and educate local teams

  • Anticipate emerging issues and trends that are relevant to the food manufacturing industry- and monitor legislative proposals which would impact tax & appropriation policies

  • Recommend new policies and government programs that support and enhance the Company’s investment in ESG- capital expenditures- and research and development

  • Effectively negotiate incentives and appropriations with governments

  • Analyze the Company’s eligibility for ESG-related tax breaks and follow new developments in ESG-related tax policy

Minimum Qualifications

  • Credible- tested- and global experience leading government funding projects related to investment in ESG- capital expenditures- research and development- or a similar area at a federal level at the minimum

  • Exceptional expertise within economic development across critical countries in which we operate

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and unlock incentives and financing for ESG initiatives on a global platform

  • Confirmed examples to build relationships- collaborate- and influence across all levels within a matrixed- multinational organization- as well as within governments and lobbying networks

  • Excellent leadership skills and judgement with the capacity to make decisions and give counsel that reflects an understanding of business objectives and the risks and rewards of each situation

  • Ability to lead- think strategically- and learn with agility and organize- including proven examples running multiple projects simultaneously

  • Initiative-taker and entrepreneurial with the ability to work independently and proactively in a demanding environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Willingness to travel extensively as required

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.