General information

All posting locations: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Job Function: 04 - IT

Date Published: 07-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-78302

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

Manager, IT – Mfg. Maintenance
This role will be the Manufacturing IT lead for KraftHeinz responsible for the S/4 SAP deployment of manufacturing and plant maintenance systems.  KraftHeinz operates 70+ manufacturing facilities globally and maintains a portfolio of production planning and maintenance systems.  This role will oversee KraftHeinz suite of plant maintenance such as: SAP PP, PM, Rizing Hydrogen.  This position will work closely with all internal and external business partners to understand future-state strategies and provide key input for shaping systems designs. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the workstream responsible for the design and deployment of all KraftHeinz plant maintenance systems globally including ERP transition from SAP ECC to SAP S/4

  • This workstream includes working with internal and external customers to capture business requirements and apply these requirements to systems design and implementation.

  • Partnership with external contractors responsible for systems project management, implementation, and integration

  • Provide tactical guidance to program leads on the direction and design of manufacturing and plant maintenance systems globally, particularly in the SAP S/4 Space

  • Be a key subject matter expert in solution shaping of systems enhancements.

  • Provide tactical guidance all aspects of systems implementation such as: blueprinting, financial estimation and tracking, communication, development, testing, training, and hypercare support.

  • Be the focal point for project issue identification and resolution for plant maintenance and MRO.

  • Work with program leads on the preparation of conversion plans identifying all necessary tasks, dependencies, responsible parties, and timeline for successful implementation.

  • Communicate effectively to all interested parties throughout project lifecycle.


  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing, plant maintenance and/or production planning or information technology related field

  • Relevant experience in a role on a software implementation project is advantageous.

  • Relevant experience with SAP S/4 HANA very advantageous. Specifically, SAP suit of solutions: PP, PM, MM

  • High standard of communication skills expected both oral and written

  • High standard of initiative and ability to work through issues expected

  • High standard of organization to plan and complete tasks in priority order expected

  • Expected travel approximately 30 – 40%

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.