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: Amsterdam, , Netherlands

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 00 IT

Date Published: 22-Sep-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Role

This role is for an enterprise architect who wants to get their hands dirty. Working in a team with the Domain EA- Associate EAs contribute to domain technology strategy- capability master planning and achieving lean architecture outcomes.

The Corporate domain includes Finance- HR- Legal- Corporate Affairs & Global Business Services. These are the “run the business of our business” functions. We cannot operate effectively without these organizations performing at their peak.

This is a diverse & challenging space- with a number of functional capabilities that must be digitally enabled so that we are fit-to-compete & fit-to-win. The “how” is on you. Working with the Domain EA & appropriate functional teams- you will:

IT Strategy & Master Planning

  • Establish desired 3-5yr Capability Maturity (C) & Lean Architecture (L) targets- assess the current state- identify gaps- and develop approaches to close those gaps.
  • Own the 2-5yr global master plan for your domain- accountable for investments in technical capability.

Enterprise Architecture Framework & Governance

  • Own technology standards & policies for your domain- ensuring these are kept current & available to solution engineers.
  • Own project Triage (Capable/Lean/Risk)- determining need for security/criticality assessment & ensuring template alignment of all projects within your domain.

Digital Transformation

  • Incubate & evangelise digital transformation opportunities; leverage design thinking to open up possibilities; lead & sponsor programs from early-phase idea through to their first successful deployment.
  • Ensure enterprise-ready architectures. You may be required to lead first-deployments of new strategic solutions.

External Focus

  • Own strategic relationships with capability partners. Influence their agenda to support Kraft Heinz growth objectives.
  • Build our external network- actively scouting- developing & communicating opportunities to improve enterprise architecture- creating competitive advantage for Kraft Heinz.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Industry technology and functional/process knowledge across multiple relevant sub-domains
  • Architect the possible: Focus on client and service mindset with a commitment to a high level of customer service
  • High-levels of personal credibility; effective influencing & people leadership skills
  • Ability to understand complex topics- communicating clearly and concisely at all levels of the business
  • Critical thinker; able to balance logic- analysis & pragmatism with creativity
  • Ability to work under pressure to short deadlines
  • Work with the highest level of trust- integrity- honesty and confidentiality.

Work Experience:

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum
  • 8+ years FMCG/CPG industry experience – including at least 3 in a relevant functional domain
  • A strong emphasis on technical solution design- implementation & management
  • Experience leading complex projects/programs across multiple geographies
  • Experience in working with 3rd party service providers of multiple types (functional- strategic- operations- BPO)
  • Proven multi-functional- multi-cultural & multi-geography stakeholder management capabilities
  • Proven track record of working successfully in a matrix environment

Desirable

  • TOGAF (or equivalent) certification
  • Food & beverage industry experience
  • Experience applying design thinking
  • Strong analytical- data interpretation & root cause analysis skillset
  • Strong hands on technical skills

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity