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

New Ventures:

Come to be part of the team that dreams and implements the future of food industry at Kraft Heinz.

At the New Ventures Team- we believe future can be different. Product innovation needs to be more consumer centric; many processes timelines can be shortened- and we can bring even more impact to our consumers lives.

About the position:

The Product & Portfolio Development Lead sits within the Kraft Heinz Innovation Team and reports to the Head of New Ventures.

This role has been created to drive our innovation development to the next level and will play a key role in turnkey initiatives into unique products and services that will delight millions of consumers. 

In this role you will be responsible for: 

  • Managing the innovation process end-to-end- bringing solutions to life by leading the product briefing- taste profile- claims- ingredients and nutritional profile- quality and regulatory requirements.

  • Lead the cross-functional team execution through the development process for all the New Ventures projects

  • Lead packaging development and supply chain set-up

  • Drive transformation in mindset across a multi-functional team and implement changes in the Product Development execution

  • Manage and Inspire cross-functional teams and 3rd party suppliers with strong levels of collaboration and strategic thinking

Soft Skills

  • Strong project management & organizational skills to track resources and timelines 

  • Great at translating complex problems into actions. You have a doer mentality and are used to problem solving on your own and to transform organizations

  • Resilience combined with emotional intelligence to build collaborative powerful relationships

Qualifications:

  • 6-8 years of work experience in a Product Development/ R&D role

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