General information

All posting locations: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 15-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74775

Description & Requirements

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 $26 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality- great-tasting- and nutritious foods for over 150 years. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh- 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.

We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands- including Heinz- Kraft- Hemmer- Philadelphia- Pudliszki- Plasmon- Capri Sun- Ore-Ida- Watties- Plasmon- Just Spices- and ABC- among others.

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!

Packaging Team Lead


  • Facilitates the line loss analysis (waste elimination and yield improvement) and line throughput improvement plans
  • Leads transformation analysis and centerline definition and associated standard development
  • Analysis daily and shift line data to identify and prioritize loss elimination opportunities
  • Provide leadership- direction and assistance to employees in all phases of line processes
  • Maintain a working knowledge of processing- sanitation- and production positions
  • Participates in internal audit program- food safety committee- and sanitary design team
  • Spends time on the floor to gather information on stops- centerlines and changeovers over the past 24 hours
  • Participate in start-up and hand-off meetings at the start and end of shift
  • Ensure accurate and timely communications to all employees- including participation in Green Room meetings and other communication channels as appropriate
  • Record/maintain/post appropriate department information related to safety- cost- delivery- and morale
  • Investigates initial root cause of top stops
  • Begin to develop plan for the day for ownership areas
  • Attend level 2 meetings
  • Discuss top stops and root cause.  Establish countermeasures in plan for the day
  • Ensure centerline completion and compliance. Create countermeasures on any outages
  • Works with Process Leader- and Maintenance Lead to address sporadic losses
  • Lead Universal Problem Solving to eliminate chronic losses for the line
  • Manage centerline and Quality Daily Management Systems
  • Comply with all established GMP- Housekeeping guidelines- Housekeeping responsibilities and QRMP operating procedures
  • Assist in the implementation of the QRMP program and acts as trainer of new associates
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifts to work with employees from all shifts as required
  • Willingness to become Centerline Management System qualified within one month
  • Willingness to become Green Belt qualified within one year
  • Ability to obtain a fork truck license during the training period
  • Works overtime as necessary
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Other requirements:

  • Capable of learning intermediate Microsoft Excel- Microsoft Power Point- Microsoft Word- Kronos
  • Strong planning/organizational skills and communication skills
  • English Language Skills – Ability to speak- read- and write

Education and Experience:

  • Post high school degree in management- operations- or supervision is preferred
  • Must have demonstrated experience as people leader

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work extended hours and extended workweeks- including weekends and holidays- as needed.
  • Flexibility to adjust shift schedule to work with employees on other shifts as required
  • (Work is indoors- Primary production floor is wet- Secondary locations are occasionally wet- seasonal climate)
  • Must wear following PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): (bump cap/hard hat- safety glasses- slip resistant shoes- ear plugs- cut resistant gloves)

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.

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