General information

All posting locations: Holland, Michigan, United States of America

Job Function: 11 - Logistics

Date Published: 15-May-2024

Ref #: R-82595

Description & Requirements

The Kraft Heinz Company is currently seeking a Materials Planning Lead to work at our sauces, and pickles processing facility in Holland, MI.  Successful candidates must be willing to contribute improvements suggestions and ideas to help continue the success of our facility.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires ability to push 75 pounds and lift 50 pounds occasionally without assistance Ability to stand and work for 8 to 12 hours
  • Must be available to work on the weekends
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English, Spanish also preferred.
  • Must be licensed forklift operator or have ability to obtain license.
  • Prior manufacturing experience is preferred

EEO Policy

Kraft Heinz is an EO employer – Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories

Benefits & Compensation Overview:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Additional perks:  Pet Insurance, (EAP) Employee Assistance Program, Company paid Life Insurance, Company paid Short-term disability
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HAS) with Company contribution
  • Wellness Program
  • Starting Pay Rate $27.57 an hour

New Hire Bonus Program

·$700 – After 3 months

·$800 – After 6 months

·$1000 – After 1 year

For a total of $2500 from your start date!

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, some weekends                       6:00am-2:30pm

Job Overview:

Work with Production team and corporate planners to prepare production schedule, work with Materials team to plan raw materials requirements. Prepare reports and forecasts for widespread distribution.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Create and manage production/bulk schedule based on corporate planning, using Excel and SAP
  • Manage shop/process orders in SAP
  • Run reports and analyze data in SAP to determine raw material requirements for future production
  • Update material data in SAP with MDG
  • Place material (ingredients, packaging, labels, etc.) orders using EDI (SAP), Fax or email
  • Monitor confirmations, emails and transit reports for raw materials/deliveries
  • Build forecasts of material requirements using SAP for suppliers
  • Manage the cycle count process by running reports, posting PID’s and providing research/background information for counts that exceed posting thresholds.
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of Quality Risk Management Program (QRMP) and Yellow Belt projects as assigned.
  • Provide backup coverage to any T&W Lead position.
  • Perform all responsibilities safely and in compliance with GMPs.
  • Perform any other duties as required by supervision.
  • Must follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Perform all required observations and training timely and as scheduled.


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.

Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact