General information

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

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 20-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-80638

Description & Requirements

The company

As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands.

The role 
Under the direction of the Operations Manager and with the support of management staff, you will actively participate in annual planning, weekly PDCA meetings, DDS meetings and daily level 2 meetings. Coaches and develops a team by serving as leadership coach and resource. Spends floor time gathering information on operating system health information.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides Management and leadership to deliver business results and operational improvements
  • Responsible for the day to day manufacturing needs for their assigned area
  • Achieve safety, quality productivity, efficiency, customer service, cost and employee engagement objectives through both individual and team contributions
  • Provides direction, leadership, development and support to direct reports through empowerment, team-work, on-the-job assignments, and continuous improvement projects and initiatives
  • Develops, implements and promotes safety programs and safe work practices through involvement in plant safety team programs and initiatives
  • Promotes sound employee and labor relations within the department by developing and maintaining an effective organization with qualified personal
  • Develops, promotes and supports continuous improvement and other cross functional initiatives 
  • Owns and Leads the implementation of the QRMP (Quality Risk Management Process) standard as outlined in the plant accountability list
  • Participates in team goal setting/implementation to insure we are low cost high quality producer
  • Strive to maximize the efficiency of the plant/department by submitting and implementing process improvements
  • Insures the quality of our products and our workplace by following all procedures and guidelines

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Ensure all safety and quality guidelines are being followed
  • Maintain legible, neat and accurate records and reports 
  • Must have leadership abilities, positive attitude, strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must understand the plant document control procedure
  • Must have an understating of the plant record control procedure
  • Must be able to demonstrate planning/organizational skills and behavior which will contribute to the overall team effectiveness.
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment as well as work effectively with all associates
  • Capable of learning intermediate Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Word, Matrics, and ZPI skills
  • Strong planning/organizational skills and communication skills
  • Understanding of requirements and importance of documentation
  • Can understand and write WIs, SOPs, OPLs

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 - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.