General information

All posting locations: Amsterdam, , Netherlands, London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 04 - IT

Date Published: 21-Nov-2022

Ref #: R-58351

Description & Requirements

This is an IT role in a Global team with initial focus on leading the Kraft Heinz Company’s implementation of Ariba.   The role is an owner of the applications and business process implementation within the IT Procurement function including the digital transformation of Procurement.  The role will lead teams of subject matter experts and consultants to scope- design- configure/develop and implement new business systems solutions.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead large scale program delivering the KHC Ariba vision within the Procurement space over the next 3-5 years. 
  • Lead a group of KHC subject matter experts and consultants implementing Ariba as part of the SPARC program.
  • Manage and oversee multiple vendors providing services in project delivery.
  • Manage and prioritize the IT demand generated as part of the program.
  • Engage and build relationships with senior level business stakeholders to ensure coordination and alignment with the business.
  • Coach- manage- and mentor team members through regular one on one meetings and the performance management process.
  • Define detailed project/program timelines accounting for cross program impacts as well as business priority/conditions.
  • Participates in the solution roadmap and strategy in concert with business stakeholders to deliver the highest level of service and quality.
  • Deliver the mid and long-term IT strategy within scope of responsibility with alignment to both the Business strategy and related functional IT organizations.
  • Participate in the IT demand process; reviewing new requests and continuous improvement initiatives- scoping and leading them through the capital appropriation request process.
  • Manage multiple stakeholder groups- translating and interpreting business needs into actionable requirements and into deliverable solutions including driving consensus and alignment across global teams.
  • Leads teams of subject matter experts and consultants to support system implementation and all required deliverables from initial blueprint through testing and production deployment project phases. 
  • Maintaining and developing relevant expertise in the domain.
  • Leads timely issue/risk identification- resolution- escalation when appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field is required.
  • Minimum 9-12 years of related experience including: 
    • Project scoping
    • Project management
    • Requirements analysis/definition/mapping.
    • Solution and process design
    • Test planning and scenario creation.
  • Experience with leading large-scale IT integration and transformation programs.
  • Proven experience as the overall owner for large business facing systems projects in a project management / business facing role.
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Able to work in diversified and global teams- and to guide and motivate large project teams
  • Holds a big picture view of the company goals and vision- including end-to-end process knowledge
  • Executive maturity and strong business acumen/business savvy
  • Superior relationship management skills (both internally as well as externally)
  • Solid blend of business and technical capabilities- business operating models and underlying technical architecture
  • Expertise with project management methodologies and tools.
  • Experience with building / running high-performing project team.
  • Ensures appropriate integration of technology as part of business processes/functions.
  • Assesses the technical impacts of process team strategies.
  • Prior team management experience beneficial.
  • Ability to travel as required by the project.  

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.