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.

General information

All posting locations: London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 08 - PR/Communications & Regulatory

Department: 08 - 03 - Media / Public Relations

Date Published: 10-Aug-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent part time opportunity available for an experienced Government Affairs Manager to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The role is three days per week. The Government Affairs Manager lies within the Legal Functions and is location in our Shard office.

You’ll be working in a hard-working team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting into General Counsel NE.

The delivery of Northern Europe’s Government Affairs agenda will be your primary responsibility and you will have an opportunity to identify improvement activities within the BU.

In brief- you will be responsible for;

  • Assisting senior management and leadership with strategic planning for known and potential economic- policy and regulatory activities related to the business and industry.
  • Owning the BU government affairs strategic plan: issue identification- building position statements with cross-functional input and business context- internal and external stakeholder mapping- building communication and action plans.
  • Building and maintaining professional relationships with members of local and central government entities and agencies in order to represent- protect and advance BU’s plans and interests.
  • Scoping out opportunities for government funding initiatives to support the BU’s growth agenda.
  • Representing Kraft Heinz at trade associations and industry committees

 Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree level qualification preferable
  • Good technical understanding of the UK political system- policy making and related advocacy experience
  • ·Strong relationship builder- communicator- collaborator- ability to influence multiple stakeholders at different levels internally and externally
  • Minimum of 3 years in similar role in agency or industry preferable
  • Good knowledge of UK food- nutrition and environmental policy preferable
  • Highly proficient in English (written and verbal) given nature of role

Professional Attributes

  • Communication: At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent interpersonal skills- to deal with all kinds of different team members.
  • Proactive: You’re a go getter- you’re not easily thrown off your game- not even when you get resistance.
  • Resilience: You’re able to bounce back after a disappointment or set back- big or small. And always continue to move onward & upward.
  • Simplification: We like to keep it simple and deliver with speed. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges.

What we offer you

At Kraft Heinz- we’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true: Our employees are what makes us successful. As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve and will be recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for our people!
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on talent
  • Always room for new insights; if you have a phenomenal idea- please let us know- and we can set it in action!

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