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: London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 17 Business Development / Strategic Growth

Date Published: 08-Sep-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Commercial and Marketing Manager to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The New Ventures - Head of Platform (innovation- marketing- P&L) lies within the UK business in the New Ventures division- reporting into Head of New Ventures. You’ll be leading a vertical in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders- external agencies and customers. The end-to end ownership and delivery of New Ventures breakthrough innovation and strategy will be your primary responsibility. You will be responsible for leading and delivering the New ventures pipeline with customers and consumers- doing the job of a category and brand owner and having P&L responsibility.

Platform Lead
In brief- you will be responsible for;

  • Building a new business platform for Kraft Heinz to deliver long-term strategy and breakthrough innovation to accelerate growth for the Northern-Europe business
  • Leading comms delivery (creative and media) for breakthrough innovation
  • Leading a team of motivated category & brand owners to deliver against your strategy
  • Leveraging insights to address consumer pain-points and drive consumer-first solutions
  • End-to-end business management- including full P&L responsibility and project commercialisation
  • Building relationships and collaboration with senior cross-functional teams and stakeholders to drive engagement across extended business
  • Defining new governance structures and business processes to allow for agile innovation
  • Full ownership of P&L- RGM and finance
  • Delivering sales with the support of our sales organization
  • Demand planning accountability with the support of demand planning team
  • Supply accountability with the support of collab managers and supply teams
  • Commercial strategy and implementation


Hard Skills

  • Education: BSc/BA required- MSc preferred
  • MBA desired
  • Work Experience:
    • Proven progression in a commercial setting and marketing functions
    • Track record of delivery of new business models and disruptive innovation
    • 3+ years of managerial experience
    • Experience working in venture building or startup factory desired but not necessary 
  • Knowledge: 8-10 years of FMCG experience (marketing- commercial- sales- finance- experience)
  • Language Knowledge: Business proficient English

Professional Attributes (examples- choose max 5)

  • Communication Skills
    • 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.
  • Resilience
    • You’re able to bounce back after a disappointment or set back- big or small. And always continue to move onward & upward.
  • Analytical
    • We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical mindset.
  • Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm
  • Drive growth
    • Understanding of growth levers and 6Ps
    • Marketing- commercial toolkit
    • RGM
  • High pressure
    • You don’t get easily stressed by pressure- on the opposite- a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.
  • Result driven
    • You don’t only focus on your own results- but always do what’s best for the company.

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!

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