General information

All posting locations: USA-IL, , United States of America

Job Function: 09 - HR

Date Published: 25-Jan-2023

Ref #: R-65840

Description & Requirements

Global Manufacturing Trainee (GMT) Program - US 

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies- with more than 200 brands created and loved globally. You know the icons like Heinz Ketchup- Kraft Mac and Cheese- and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. And you’ve heard the buzz about breakthrough sensations like Just Crack an Egg and Primal Kitchen.   


No matter the brand- we unite under one vision: To Sustainably Grow by Delighting More Consumers Globally. Bringing that vision to life are our 38-000-plus teammates worldwide- who make not just food but a real impact. Together- we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. And we stand committed to sustainability and the health of our planet and its people. If you're passionate and ready to shape the future — there's one thing to do: Join us! 


Why us? 


Challenging the status quo takes talent! We're transforming the food industry by growing a global team of food lovers- creative thinkers- and high performers. You'll not only work with and help grow some of the world's most iconic and beloved brands- but you'll have the chance to leave your mark on them. As part of the Kraft Heinz family- you're recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance. Seize the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. Count on others to live our values alongside you. This is where teamwork thrives- and collaborative spirit fuels every day.  


Bring your appetite for more! 


As a Kraft Heinz Global Manufacturing Trainee (GMT)- you're hand-selected by our Operations and Manufacturing Executive Leadership team to participate in a 10-month immersive program that will allow you to make a real and genuine contribution from the start to our Manufacturing and Operations teams. 

As GMTs- you will learn directly from Kraft Heinz leaders and fully immerse yourself into plant operations within Kraft Heinz. You will have the opportunity to learn about and make an impact across the entire manufacturing function. As a Kraft Heinz Global Manufacturing Trainee- you will be adding value as a full-time employee from day one- doing real work- and delivering real results. 

During the 10-month program- GMTs can expect a thorough onboarding experience to learn about Kraft Heinz- our mission- and Kraft Heinz manufacturing model. GMTs will then spend their time in the program working on a project in the plant- obtaining their Lean Six Sigma certification- and completing their continuous improvement project for their Lean Six Sigma certification. Additionally- GMTs will have frequent exposure to our Manufacturing and Operations leaders- including our Head of North America Operations and Global Chief Supply Chain Officer. You will also receive mentorship from previous GMTs- attend social events with your cohort- and have the opportunity to travel to Chicago for Leadership Week in January.  

The GMTs will spend their program primarily in one of the following manufacturing plants: Champaign- IL; Newberry- SC; Lowville- NY;  Springfield- MO; Davenport- IA; Muscatine- IA; Fremont- OH; Holland- MI; Dover- DE; Garland- TX; Kirksville- SC; Columbia- SC; and upon graduation from the program- will be placed into a Manufacturing position at one of our US plants with an opportunity to immediately take on responsibilities and make an impact. 

You should join us at our table if you are 

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with an expected graduation date between December 2022 - June 2023 

  • Available to start in July 2023 

  • Able and willing to work at one or more of our plant facilities in the US during and following the program 

  • Passionate about supply chain- manufacturing- and driving operational excellence 

  • A creative and efficient problem solver 

  • Able to continuously improve processes and outputs 

  • Willing to challenge the status quo 

  • Able to simplify the complex and bring others along with you 

  • Focused on operating with empathy and care while delivering results 


Kraft Heinz is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for our opportunities- regardless of race- religion- faith- creed- age- ethnicity- marital status- gender identity- sexual orientation- or disability. Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact: 

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 & Office Collaboration Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health, wellbeing, 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.

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

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.