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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!

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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: Elst, , Netherlands

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 05 - Engineering & Maintenance

Date Published: 13-May-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Engineer Manager to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The Engineering Manager sits in Elst as part of the Western Europe Supply Chain Organisation. You’ll be working in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting into Site Manager Elst. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders. The delivery of results will be your primary responsibility. You’re constantly looking for improvement activities within Elst.

In brief- you will be responsible for:

  • To manage- lead and motivate the engineering team to ensure they reach their full potential on a continues improvement environment.
  • To ensure compliance with the engineering and financial standard of the company.
  • To manage the site’s capex budget to achieve the objectives Year on Year.
  • As Engineering Manager ensure the compliance with the capex plan for the factory- managing the resources in order to maximize the number of projects to implement in a proper manner from Safety- FSQ- budget and performance point of view following the company and engineering KHMS standards.
  • Own and lead the CAPEX multiyear masterplan for the site to make sure we continuously improve across the board together with the departments
  • Ensure a correct and complete project handover from engineering perspective to the rest of the departments in the factory
  • This duties may involve miscellaneous functions such as analysing- investigating and preparing facilities studies relative to plant areas- machinery and equipment cost and recommending proper machines to be purchased.
  • Manage- lead and support capital projects as a leader or member of a multi-functional team.
  • Apply CAR and Heinz standards- procedures and guidelines in capital projects to deliver projects objectives (scope- time- cost) with full control of risk (ORM and Quality).
  • Knowledge expert for Sauces processes- technology and equipment and associated drivers of costs.
  • To work within project teams to provide manufacturing/ engineering expertise.
  • To keep abreast of development in food engineering and technology.
  • To carry out feasibility studies on manufacturing- operational improvement- etc.
  • Collect the forecast of all Capital Projects- adjust it and charge into 4Site
  • Make the Purchase Orders of all the Capital Projects in SRM
  • Update the functional location/equipment structure in SAP


  • Lead team of ~10 engineering project managers
  • Prepare and execute or coordinate all capital projects
  • Contact with external and internal capital project customers
  • Liase with suppliers to support the development of capital engineering designs.
  • Capital project cost estimation and cost control
  • Quantification of capital project deliverables
  • Project planning using MS project
  • Liaise with R&D- QA- EHS and Operations to align the project with the functional demands.
  • Support development of NPD projects.
  • Manage CAR preparation and approval
  • Execution of projects: delivery to cost- time and scope with performance targets
  • Delivery of cash flow forecast/targets
  • Support start up activities
  • Support ramp up plan on new lines
  • Ensure post project evaluations are carried out


Hard Skills
Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.

  • Education
    • Food Technology/Engineering Degree (University-Mechanical/Process)
  • Work Experience
    • Relevant work experience for at least 5 years in food capital engineering
  • Knowledge
    • PC software packages- Excel- Word & PowerPoint
  • Language Knowledge
    • Able to communicate fluently in English (both written and spoken) and Dutch (both written and spoken)

Professional Attributes

  • Team player
    • Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates. 
  • Communication Skills
    • 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.
  • Good leadership and decision-making skills
  • Good planning skills
  • Takes action and responsibility

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;  
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

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