General information

All posting locations: Southbank, Victoria, Australia

Job Function: 02 - Procurement

Date Published: 27-Sep-2022

Ref #: R-61289

Description & Requirements

About the Role

The Procurement Operations Business Partnership team is responsible to develop and execute procurement operational strategy for all ingredients and packaging materials for Kraft Heinz in close partnership with Procurement Category Management teams- Manufacturing & Operations Leadership- and suppliers.

The team is key to internal strategic alignment between Procurement Category Management and Operations teams. Business Partners are the key interface linking planning- logistics- S&OP- quality- commercial- finance- and manufacturing to sourcing activity and strategic procurement projects to collaboratively deliver results supporting the top and bottom-line.

As the Procurement Operations Business Partner- you will act as the primary point of contact to operational stakeholders. You will be responsible to ensure operational and procurement initiatives are connected and maintain strategic alignment- participate in the development of supply management strategies and integrate into Procurement sourcing activity- and manage site-level projects and supplier activity to ensure production efficiency- and realization of value creation agenda.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support development of relevant BU Procurement Category Strategies and Operations strategies- ensuring alignment and feasibility of project pipeline
  • Lead routine connection of operations and manufacturing teams to Procurement Category management to realize cost- innovation- and ESG opportunities
  • Ensuring on time & in full fulfillment of all materials to Plant Operations by Suppliers
  • Translating the sales and production forecasts to the Suppliers to ensure long-range plans are understood and investments in new tools- capabilities or capacity are performed on time to ensure future growth
  • Ensuring execution of new growth & innovation- while monitoring Supplier Performance- and meeting deadlines and milestones
  • Participation in supply risk mitigation & supply security planning
  • Routinely participate in planning meetings and ensure supply security based on business needs
  • Development & monitoring of inventory management strategies (internal or external) for proper working capital/cash management
  • Supplier Performance Management- & support of Supplier Relationship Management
  • Support implementation/execution of category strategy and value creation projects in partnership with operations leadership teams and Procurement Category Management
  • Manage day-to-day supply activity to minimize supply disruptions and optimize production efficiency.

About You

  • 2+ years experience in procurement or similar role
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in finance and procurement technology platforms (P2P systems; Sharepoint; MS Excel)
  • High level attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Established experience in customer focus and stakeholder engagement skills

Benefits Program

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Hybrid Working- flexibility around when and where you work
  • Free Food - our kitchen is fully stocked with our products for you to enjoy!
  • Gatherings - monthly drinks & nibbles- End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Volunteering – volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers
  • In-house training programs - Access to our online learning platform- Ownerversity for continuous learning and development
  • Career Development - Opportunity to be mentored by excellent leaders and have on-the-job skill development and coaching
  • Cultural Leave - Two days paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of fulfilling or observing religious- ceremonial or culturally significant days

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. So- if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified)- please don’t hesitate to apply!


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.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.