General information

All posting locations: Elst, , Netherlands

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 17-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-81597

Description & Requirements

As Engineering Manager you are part of the management Team in Elst. You will lead and motivate the engineering team to ensure they reach their full potential. You manage the capex budget and capex masterplan to ensure the site continuously improves every year and complies with engineering and financial standards within the Kraft Heinz company.

In brief, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the site capex budget and ensure compliance with the capex masterplan

  • Ensuring correct project handover to the rest of the departments

  • Analysing and preparing facilities studies relative to plant areas

  • Managing and executing capital projects

  • Managing a team of about 10 project engineers and supporting them in reaching their full potential

  • Liaising with suppliers to support the development of capital engineering designs

  • Working together with R&D, QA, EHS and Operations to align projects with functional demands

  • Managin CAR preparation and approval


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
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Food Technology, Engineering or related field
  • Work Experience
    • Relevant work experience for at least 5-7 years in a management role 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 and good stakeholder management
    • 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!

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.