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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!

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: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 02 - Application Development & Support

Date Published: 28-Apr-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The position of Manager- IT - Strategic Product Owner will have responsibility for creation and management of the product roadmap in support of the broader product strategy. This role will have a deep understanding of the target market / industry and build close relationships with key partners and functional accelerators to ensure that the team’s effort is aligned with overall strategy. A Product Owner handles dependencies with other team’s functions while identifying- building- and leading strategic partnership across the different teams. They are accountable overall for effective and accurate requirements gathering so that solution design primarily demonstrates out-of-the-box functionality that promotes scalability- sustainability- and simplicity. They also work closely within their team to ensure business value and user feedback is translated into new enhancements and requirements- as vital. The Product Owner will be accountable for specific business KPIs / outcomes based on the area of the product they are passionate about at Kraft Heinz.

Responsibilities

  • Set adventurous and clear product strategy and vision and communicate it effectively to partners- the team- and the rest of the unit
  • End to end team output strategy from inception to production
  • Accountable for product specific KPIs once solution enters production and communicate regular tracking of key performance metrics to partners against product strategy and vision
  • Use market and industry knowledge to work with the agile team to translate user needs into user stories- acceptance criteria- and requirements for their team. Maintain a backlog 3 to 4 sprints ahead of the team
  • Works closely with the ServiceNow Platform Team to establish each product’s business value and support messaging- communication- and customer outreach as needed
  • Is a key role on Agile team(s) and works closely with the agile team- using ServiceNow Agile 2.0 and SAFe methodology
  • Lead- plan- analyze- implement and track project scope- schedule- budget and quality for various project delivery cycles.
  • Be an escalation point and provide project management support for key global projects.
  • Align key decisions with key business partners and leaders.
  • Proactively manage risks and resolve issues affecting release scope- schedule- budget and quality
  • Deliver project plans- commitments and changes including business requirements- QA plans- schedule- and scope changes
  • Maintain project status reporting
  • Manage external vendors to deliver projects on time- on budget and within scope.
  • Responsible for planning and advising the work of a group of individuals between teams at different locations- supervising their work- and taking corrective action when vital.
  • Ensuring clarity around priorities and goals for the entire functional area
  • Communicating financial and goal results and key performance indicators to leadership.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in technical field; Masters preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience working in product owner/management roles
  • 3-5 years of project management experience- solid understanding of project management principles preferred
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle- Past software development experience would be ideal
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident and skilled at guiding the team through organizational roadblocks to allow Sprints to be completed on time
  • Experience with agile development tools such as- Jira/Confluence- Azure DevOps is optional- ServiceNow Agile 2.0 is a plus
  • ServiceNow ITSM and SPM (ITBM) knowledge is a plus. Should be willing and capable to learn ServiceNow modules

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