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.

General information

All posting locations: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 11 - Logistics

Department: 11 - 06 - Warehousing

Date Published: 15-Nov-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role:

This senior role reports directly to the Site Manager and is responsible for ensuring end to end management of materials and related operations for the entire Tomoana site. Functions covered include material and production scheduling- material receiving- storage- picking and inventory management as well as rework or disposal of non-compliant finished product. This role will also involve partnering with stakeholders in the leadership and implementation of process improvement initiatives and promoting a performance-based culture that encourages continuous improvement and manufacturing excellence.


  • Leadership in the implementation of the Q-RMP (Quality Risk Management Process) to achieve ever reducing levels of risk
  • Improvement in operational procedures to ensure inventory is handled and stored safely as per best practice and regulatory requirements
  • Compliance with all applicable Environmental- Health and Safety regulatory requirements and Kraft Heinz Global Operational Risk Management (ORM) policies and procedures
  • Refining and standardizing best practice inventory management in all material warehouses across the site
  • Minimizing inventory holding costs- while fully meeting all optimized production scheduling requirements
  • Elimination of SLOB materials and write offs

About you:

  • A proven track record of results and continuous improvement in manufacturing or related roles
  • Experience in leading significant changes and successfully managing teams within a complex manufacturing or related environment
  • A never say die attitude when it comes to problem solving and delivery of critical targets set by the business
  • Think and act like an owner with a “can do” approach accompanied by positive and urgent behaviour
  • Strong people management skills including motivational- coaching and staff development
  • Strong analytical- problem solving and numeracy skills
  • Excellent understanding of financial metrics and high level of computer literacy
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar or related role- preferably in a food-manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing or related field preferred (for example Technology- Science- Engineering- Business Management)

Benefits program:

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Gatherings - End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Volunteering – volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger
  • Purchase Leave – purchase additional annual leave at the beginning of each calendar year
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. So- if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified)- please don’t hesitate to apply!

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