General information

All posting locations: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Job Function: 11 - Logistics

Date Published: 02-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-81028

Description & Requirements

  • Create and update production schedules with focus on key measures, in collaboration with production area
  • Regularly review and monitor production line speeds, outputs and schedule attainment
  • Regularly review and ensure correct planning of key materials to deliver an uninterrupted supply for production on-site
  • Improve CTP outcomes in conjunction with production
  • Plan and place orders for materials required for upcoming production to be delivered on time to site or 3PL warehouse
  • Regularly engage internal and external stakeholders to ensure constant delivery of materials to site and products to customers, minimising negative impacts on CFR measure % and occurrence of putting SKU’s at risk (below safety stock level)
  • Lead the problem solve & resolution of any material delivery to site as well as product delivery to customers
  • Chair site weekly planning meeting to finalise production plan and determine resourcing level
  • Execute necessary process to identify, manage and escalate excess inventory and obsolete stock.
  • Develop strong communication and partnering links with Supply Planning, Procurement, Warehouse Supervisor, internal and external Suppliers, 3PL, to ensure that Material Planning issues are captured and addressed, and where applicable are escalated within business-wide category planning forum.
  • Support the planning phase of product launches and run outs
  • Provide insights/input for the weekly Gap to SS calls and Monthly SC Review meetings.
  • Ongoing review of the Material Planning Processes and MRP to continuously improve supply performance, sustainability, inventory optimisation and cost.
  • Identify, assess and resolve/communicate process gaps which lead to supply shortfalls or excess stocks and support projects which will eliminate root causes
  • Perform periodic reviews of settings and functionality usage of system (ERP).
  • Partner with Procurement to ensure system and process alignment.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with all Kraft Heinz Food Safety, Environmental, Health and Safety, and Ethical and Human Resources policies, programs and goals.
  • Uphold the Kraft Heinz values and work in a way that contributes to the company’s vision.

Required skills, qualifications and experience:


  • Strong PC based skills (proficiency in Microsoft Excel)
  • Proven planning & organisational skills
  • Analytical approach to problem solving that incorporates business acumen
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Presentation skills to internal & external stakeholders


  • Pro-active player in identifying potential risks/issues, taking practical corrective and preventative measures on a timely manner
  • Team player who can work closely with others on a daily basis
  • Self-motivated and strive for excellence
  • Process focused, outcome driven
  • Flexible in amending approach or plan to deal with any unexpected situations
  • Comfortable in dealing with ambiguity


  • Tertiary qualification - Business & Operationally based


  • Prior planning experience is advantageous but not mandatory
  • Experience in a food manufacturing or FMCG environment highly desired
  • Experience in dealing with wide range of stakeholders (both internal and external)


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.