General information

All posting locations: Wigan, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 09 - HR

Date Published: 25-Jan-2023

Ref #: R-65816

Description & Requirements

This role is part of the UK Operations People and Performance team. Responsible for part of the Operations team known as Open Can at the Kitt Green Factory in Wigan (one of the largest manufacturing plants in Europe). The People and Performance department is a vital pillar in our business- guarding our culture and recognizing and retaining talent through our outspoken rewards system. Through this position- you will have the opportunity to define and execute the strategic plan as well as the HR budget- in accordance to the overall company strategy. The role will require the balance of managing the day-to-day activities against executing the strategic plans in addition to participating in a variety of projects which will provide experience in a HR function in one of the largest food companies in the world.

The key activities are:

  • Strategic:
    • Understand Business and Human Capital Strategy- define HR KPI's and components of the HR Strategy to the Factory.
    • Align the Organizational Structure vs. Standard Structure.
    • Define the Talent Management Strategy- develop and Implement the Rewards Plan
  • Budget:
    • Develop the Budget to the Calendar Year (AOP/ZBB) and control monthly.
  • Recruitment & Selection
    • Work together with Central Talent Acquisition and support in recruitment and selection for the organization and establish Induction & On boarding strategies. Hire the right people at the right time who have the right skills and are aligned with the Company culture.
  • Learning and Development:
    • Identify the development gaps of our employees- propose training solutions to close the gaps- and support business needs- through Skill Matrix and Functional Training Programs.
  • Engagement
    • Detect the basic gaps in work environment- develop action plan to close these gaps- ensure affective communication and recognize/motivate our team. Processes Involved: Ideas & Action Program- Communication Plan to all employees- people Meeting and exit interview (KPI’s: Absenteeism and Turnover)
  • Employee Services
    • Employee Relations- Labour Relations- Employee Communications Management- Discipline Management- etc.
  • Council
    • Negotiation- Relationship with Council- Unions- etc.
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Implement new projects (Global /Zone- Europe / Local)
    • Standardize the internal process in HR Department to be more effective (Rituals and Routines)
    • Lead the People Pillar in the Manufacturing Playbook
    • Improve the Visual Management



  • Bachelor or Master Degree
  • 5 years of experience in Generalist Area
  • High standard of analytical capability
  • Ability to meet deadlines and cope with pressure
  • Capacity to deal with conflicting priorities
  • Power of influence
  • The English language is essential- ideally second and third language (preferably Dutch) is an advantage;

Professional Attributes

At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent communication skills- to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders. Besides that- you’re a go getter- you’re not easily thrown off your game- not even when you get resistance. You’re able to bounce back after a disappointment or set back- big or small. And always continue to move onward & upward. You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team. Last but not least; You don’t get easily stressed by pressure- on the opposite- a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.

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.