General information

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

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 24-May-2023

Ref #: R-69663

Base Salary Range: $136,600.00 - $170,800.00

Target Total Cash Range: $204,900.00 - $256,200.00

Target Total Cash: Target total cash represents this role's annualized cash earning potential at target (base salary + target bonus). Target total cash is contingent on targeted company performance achievement and individual attainment of performance goals. Therefore, target total cash is not guaranteed earnings. In addition to base salary and bonus, this role is eligible for additional compensation in the form of equity.

Compensation Disclaimer: The compensation offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

Description & Requirements

Locations: Remote

What do we bring to the table?

  • Benefits begin immediately upon hire. Fully customizable medical plans (HRA- HSA- FSA)- 5 different carrier choices

  • Prescription (Rx) card

  • Full suite of additional plans: vision- dental- life- disability- adoption/family planning reimbursement- childcare- parental leave LiveWell lifestyle/well-being discount and rewards program (for example- $50 subsidy for fitness tracker)

  • 18 days of PTO + 12 holidays (1 floating)- pro-rated to your start date. Once you are with us 5 years- it goes up to 23 days.

  • 401(k) matching + extra 3% freebie company contribution

  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs)

  • Award-winning Ownerversity learning & development resource library

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental health support

  • Learn more about life #hereatKraftHeinz on our YouTube channel!

Engineering & Portfolio Lead at a glance

Kraft Heinz is currently hiring an Engineering & Portfolio Lead as part of the enterprise Zone Technical Execution (ZTE) organization. You will be responsible for coaching and mentoring assigned plants engineering and technical staff in all aspects of capital project management and plant engineering. You need to be experienced in the areas of influencing and working across the organization. You will participate in cross functional Peer Reviews for major Capital projects (>$1MM) within the North American zone portfolio across more than 30 sites in the US and Canada- to ensure projects are right-sized and fit-for-purpose.  Ensure that future Maintenance and Growth capital projects are clearly defined and included in Strategic Plans- Master Plans and AOP.    

What's on the menu? 

Capex Planning and Budgeting

  • Work across Maintenance package owners (Food Safety & Quality- EHS- External Suppliers- FM Global- Roof- etc.) and in close cooperation with Manufacturing and Supply Chain leads to properly and accurately define- prioritize and budget capital projects in the AOP and Five-Year Strat Plan.

Portfolio Management

  • Accountable for the health- compliance and successful delivery of all Maintenance and select Growth projects within assigned portfolio.

  • Ensure all work carried out and equipment installed is safe- effective and in compliance with KHC and applicable industry standards.

Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR)

  • Serve as Engineering representative for all Technical Peer Reviews (TPR’s) within assigned portfolio.

  • Review and approve emergency CAR (eCAR) request from sites.

Management System (Kraft Heinz Management System internally - KHMS)

  • Audits- health checks

  • Work with PMO- Global / International on KHMS updates

Project Management Standards- Tools

  • Work with PMO in driving continuous improvement of capital project management activities for all KHC entities- and initiative projects to improve capital business process.

  • Develop and share best practices and key performance indicators (KPI's) to drive optimal Capex Management and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Recipe for success: Apply now if this sounds like you!

  • I have experience in engineering- project management and /or technical leadership.

  • I have experience and capability to assesses feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering solutions.

  • I have a strong background in process and packaging equipment for the food industry and / or plant facility engineering and maintenance including building construction and components- building utilities- mechanical and electrical systems- ammonia refrigeration systems- electrical controls systems- computer applications- facility support equipment- and water and wastewater systems.

  • I have a demonstrated ability to Direct/Lead/Manage cross functional teams on large capital project/programs of $20MM or more.

  • I have an understanding of capital financial and manufacturing Key Performance Indicators.

  • I have the ability to work flexible schedule including days- afternoons- and nights

  • I have the willingness to travel to locations outside of home state for extended period of time (up to 25%)

Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position. A comprehensive job description is shared upon interview.


We hope to find you a seat at our table!

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

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 for assistance.