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: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 07 - Production Operations

Date Published: 24-Jun-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role

Lead and manage a team of supervisors- to maximise efficiencies in productivity levels while maintaining product integrity and quality. You will manage all production operations- working closely with a collaborative leadership team and Site Manager.    


  • Positive leadership and development of people to ensure alignment with personal and business goals;
  • Effective allocation of plant resources- including people resources and capital.
  • Measure production performance and costs- analyse results and initiate corrective action as required to achieve optimum results;
  • Proactively seek opportunities for cost reduction and improved productivity- including process and performance improvements- waste reduction- increased safety- reduced financial spend etc.;
  • Champion quality- safety and environmental policies- ensuring compliance with all legislative and regulatory responsibilities in Food Safety;
  • Cross collaboration with all functions across site and Watties Kraft Heinz to share knowledge and deliver best practice results.

About you

Your strong leadership experience coupled with your expert knowledge within a food processing/ and or manufacturing environment will ensure your success in this role. You will have:

  • Experience in a similar role- including change management skills and budgeting;
  • Understanding of R&M requirements;
  • Proficient in production planning and scheduling for optimum OEE;
  • Demonstrated success in building trusted relationships with your people and the broader business;
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.

Our culture and benefits

We empower our people to own their work- and we believe that our employees are our competitive advantage.

  • Join a positive and innovative culture- where you are empowered to take ownership;
  • Access to our staff food shop- where you can purchase Watties Kraft Heinz products at staff prices;
  • Wellbeing – annual health checks & flu shots- wellbeing sessions & webinars;
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregiver.

The Watties 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.

Apply online now and Bring your appetite for more!


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