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.

Vaccination & Future of Work Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.

We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, N/A, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 02 - Application Development & Support

Date Published: 27-Jul-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

As an IT Product Owner – o9- you will be responsible for the end-to-end IT product leadership of the o9 Demand Planning platform within Kraft Heinz North America Demand Planning landscape. This is a high impact; high influence role expected to ideate and act with urgency and independence.  You will work with internal leaders to outline current ways of working and designing new cadences for continuous review of solutions. This role will require collaboration cross-functionally with both IT and business functions that execute and support the o9 solution at KHC.  The role will require familiarity with IBP and Demand Planning process and the solutions that support them.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform as the IT lead for delivering support and operations of the o9 solution driving the technical work activities related to the o9 Demand Planning platform at Kraft Heinz.
  • Collaboration with stakeholders to ensure digital vision and products align within team strategy and product requirements.
  • Deliver new capabilities to support the Demand Planning process within KHC. 
  • Is a key role on Agile team(s) and works with the team daily- leveraging Jira- Scrum- Kanban- and SAFe methodology.
  • Coordinate with key business stakeholders within the Demand Planning function and COE to prioritize and implement new capabilities within the o9 platform utilizing an agile development methodology.
  • Partner with o9 directly to build technical teams needed to deliver needed epics and sprints.
  • Govern estimating user stories for delivery and placement within sprint delivery cycles.
  • Manage closed loop governance model of available and used capacity of internal and partners capacity of story points across epics and OKRs.
  • Communicate effectively to all interested parties throughout agile life cycles.
  • Lead and partner in PI Planning cycles.
  • Direct management and development of employees within the product team including business analysts and configuration specialists.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Information Technology- engineering related field preferred)
  • 10+ years’ experience in implementing Supply Chain solutions- ideally with focus on Planning Systems implementations or information technology related field
  • Understanding/experience working in an agile development methodology
  • High standard of communication skills expected both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to directly manage and grow employees
  • Ability to translate technical needs and successes of the pod to stakeholders
  • Strong collaborator with cross-functional teams from tech- design- and business
  • High standard of initiative and ability to work through issues expected
  • High standard of organization to plan and complete tasks in priority order expected
  • Relevant experience in a role on a software implementation project is advantageous
  • Relevant experience with Enterprise Planning software such as o9- Blue Yonder- SAP APO- SAP IBP- or other
  • Expected travel approximately 15%

WHY US?

We're accelerating our ambition to become a best-in-class Digital leader by making data-driven investments that drive smarter business decisions. As the guardians of 200 beloved brands and the creators of innovative products- we're dedicated To Sustainably Grow by Delighting More Consumers Globally. What we build today helps bring joy to customers- consumers- and communities around the world tomorrow. Ready to build the future of food- now? Have a seat at our table and join our Digital Revolution.

Ready to help future-proof our legacy? Join our table- and Let's Make Life Delicious!

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.