General information

All posting locations: Amsterdam, , Netherlands

Job Function: 04 - IT

Date Published: 13-Apr-2023

Ref #: R-66883

Description & Requirements

About the position

We have an exciting position available in our central IT team at Kraft Heinz. The IT Analytic Lead is responsible for overall Analytics Data Engineering strategies and processes to delivery analytics solutions across the North and Central European Regions. In this role- you supervise a virtual team consisting of 15+ data Engineers based in different countries across the NE-CE Regions plus external vendor’s resources- depending the various projects.

The principal accountabilities are:

1) Provide the strategic and tactical direction to develop Analytics procedures to provide new business capabilities and competitive advantages. 

2) Accountable for delivery of IT Analytics Data Engineering development and services to achieve the strategic vision and deliver expected results while also ensuring that the function’s operational and tactical needs from Analytical Data Engineering processed within IT are being met

In brief- you take ownership of:

  • Developing and crafting the IT roadmaps and strategies to support- enhance and develop new Data Engineering capabilities.
  • Coordinating the BUs Data Engineering teams as well as the data resources accross the zone.
  • Building relationships with key business partners and IT Business relationship leader in all the BUs of the region.
  • Providing the primary point of contact to the business unit for the Data Engineering Analytics- interacting with COE- other Global IT teams.
  • Responsible for demand planning of the Analytics developments and ensuring that projects are prioritized- planned- scheduled- monitored and communicated effectively.
  • Responsible for working with IT and business leadership to successfully initiate Analytics projects- establish the accurate resource assignment and work allocation to ensure projects achieve intended business objectives.
  • Responsible for ensuring effective post-implementation systems support is established for new systems for the functional area.
  • Collecting- reviewing and assessing customer usage and feedback of systems on a regular basis and incorporate learning's into future development
  • Generating capital appropriation requests and establish service contracts to execute capital projects in line with agreed to systems investment roadmap.



Must haves

  • A completed Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • At least 10 years of Data Engineering experience is required
  • Strong English proficiency
  • Experience of working in a complex multi country/ language/ time zone environment
  • The ability to work both in a management capacity- and in a detailed- hands-on system capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to manage personnel in a matrix organization and manage third party partners.
  • Experience in application delivery and leading the analytic solutions
  • Any Cloud Experience (Azure ideally)- DBT- Snowflake is a nice to have

In addition- below technical skills are a mandatory requirement:

  • Strong SQL
  • Strong Python (not just scripting- not just data science)
  • Software Programming Fundamentals
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Automated Unit Testing

Professional Attributes

  • Communication Skills - People are easily be exposed to senior management- no matter their level. Therefore- it’s important to have excellent interpersonal skills- to take care of all kinds of different collaborators.
  • Ability to Simplify - We like to keep it simple. And to implement fast. Your simplification skills will be highly appreciated- when providing simple solutions dealing with sophisticated challenges.
  • Analytical - We’re a very data driven company- making it crucial to be able to translate complex data into a simple solution with an analytical approach.
  • 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.
  • Team player - Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. Being a standout colleague means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates. 

What we offer you

  • An bold employer; we only want the best for you;
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • Hybrid working model- where you work 3 days from office and 2 days from home
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new insights; if you have an idea- please let us know- and we can set it in action!


Our Hiring Process

After the application and CV screening- you are invited to complete our Cognitive Assessment and will have an introductory telephone call with the Talent Acquisition Team. If positive- you will interview with:

1. Head of IT Northern Europe- Continental Europe & East and HR Business Partner CE

2. Head of Global IT and Cross-functional Interviewer

3. All positive? Job offer!

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.