General information

All posting locations: Telford, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 24-May-2023

Ref #: R-67486

Description & Requirements

The Kraft Heinz Global Manufacturing Traineeship is a functional program at our factories for graduates seeking an exciting leadership career in the Manufacturing Environment.

Commencing September 2023- you will be placed in one of our 5 European sites:

  • Spain – Alfaro

  • Netherlands – Elst

  • United Kingdom – Telford & Kitt Green

  • Italy – Latina

You will be on an initial 12-month traineeship as part of a Global cohort. You will broaden your overall knowledge of how a multinational food company operates- with the 12-month program including:

  • Intensive- hands-on onboarding focused on our Operations and Supply Chain functions- complemented by a Commercial boot-camp focused on Marketing- Sales and Category.

  • Training in Lean Six Sigma Methodology- Kraft Heinz Manufacturing Excellence Program and a range of other foundational business trainings.

  • A factory Team Leader assignment- where you will develop a deep understanding of our manufacturing processes while also strengthening your leadership skills

  • A factory-based efficiency/productivity improvement business project where you can apply your learnings to create real business impact

Following graduation- you will transition into your first role to set you on an Operations Management or Technical Expertise path at one of our factories.

What we’ll give you:

  • Fast-tracked career progression – Real responsibility from day one- leading teams and working on projects with real business impact at our factories

  • Global exposure – You will be part of our Global Manufacturing Traineeship- working closely with our Zone Technical Experts and cohort of Graduates across Europe- ANJ- USA & Asia

  • Training & Development – Strong personal & professional development including technical training- leadership experience- regular mentorship- and senior leaders’ exposure.

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree completed in 2022 or 2023 – Engineering- Science- Manufacturing Engineering- Food Science or Supply Chain are advantageous- however this program is open to graduates from any discipline

  • Full working rights in the country you are applying to

  • Willingness to move across functional areas and relocate to different countries

  • Strong extra-curricular achievements that reflect a proactive attitude and ownership

  • Passionate about being challenged daily and ready to constantly learn- develop and grow

  • Have a can-do attitude

  • Proficiency in English and in the language of the country you are applying to

  • You are consumer obsessed- You dare to do better every day- You champion great people- You demand diversity- You do the right thing- and You own it

  • Kraft Heinz

At Kraft Heinz- our vision is to sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. To be #1 in taste elevation by making life delicious. Like our passion for developing great foods- we are also dedicated to the development of great leaders. The Kraft Heinz Global Manufacturing Traineeship (GMT) is a highly competitive development program for candidates seeking an exciting leadership career with Kraft Heinz.

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.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.

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.