General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 16 - Digital

Date Published: 09-Dec-2022

Ref #: R-63645

Description & Requirements

The Lead- Product Design manages all aspects of the design process- from research and ideation to the creative conceptualization and design delivery for digital experiences. This individual will act as a strategic partner and work closely with Product- Engineering- and Marketing to deliver impactful design and digital strategies. The Lead- Product Design will inspire and motivate a team of designers and creatives to transform Kraft Heinz’ digital presence.


  • Drive and influence product vision- strategy- and process with a cross-functional team of Designers- Product Managers- Marketers- and Engineers to deliver best-in-class digital products and experiences to our consumers

  • Champion and deliver the digital product vision and roadmap and improve the product design process

  • Build and lead a team of Product designers in managing the ideation and design implementation of a variety of projects

  • Lead designers in expanding mastery of the business goals of each design request and pushing back on stakeholders with innovative design proposals

  • Demonstrate high-quality design practices. This includes participation in all aspects of design research- ideation- strategy- interaction design- and visual design

  • A deep understanding of user behavior and digital experience- you will use data and user research to inform design decisions in an iterative manner

  • Lead the team in setting and maintaining Design Systems

  • Empower and mentor designers and contribute to a collaborative and creative culture

  • Encourage large-scale transformational change across the organization- including but not limited to- embedding new digital practices- standards- and processes through the business to drive growth and profitability


  • Bachelor degree in design- interaction design- or another related field

  • 7+ years of design experience

  • 2+ years of experience managing designers

  • Ability to lead and direct design thinking for a wide range of digital products

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to excel in a collaborative- dynamic- and results-driven environment

  • Strategic thought leader with a passion for design and with a proven ability to set a vision- strategy- and goals that motivate and inspire the organization to deliver

  • In-depth knowledge of Figma and Adobe Creative Suite

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 & Office Collaboration Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health, wellbeing, 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.

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

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 for assistance.