General information

All posting locations: Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Date Published: 07-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-79026

Description & Requirements

This role is key to the effective deployment of the Portfolio Strategy, in line with the IBP framework. It involves the successful execution of product-related projects involving NPD, Value Engineering, Portfolio Simplification, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Optimisation, and Transformational projects.


Support Program Manager with relevant Program and Portfolio reporting, continuous improvement, training material, etc.

Responsible for managing lower complexity projects end-to-end, including:

  • Develop and implement project plans, ensuring alignment with organisational goals
  • Oversee project teams, providing guidance and support to ensure optimal performance
  • Monitor project timelines and budgets, making adjustments as needed
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements and manage expectations
  • Identify and mitigate project risks, implementing proactive solutions
  • Foster effective communication within the project team and across departments
  • Ensure quality standards are met and deliverables are on schedule
  • Ensure planning, readiness, and compliance to applicable project governance processes, such as Stage & Gate

About you:

  • Educated to Bachelor's degree level in a related discipline

  • 3+ years’ experience in the Food Industry will be advantageous

  • Project Management / Commercial / Operations / R&D experience advantageous

  • Strong time management skills, reliable and adept at managing conflicting priorities

  • Can balance tactical day-to-day activities with a side of bigger picture strategic thinking

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills combined with strategic business focus and vision

  • Strong collaborative management style, with an execution and result-oriented focus

  • Strong influencing skills, stakeholder management and collaboration 

  • Able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously & to develop priorities for self and members of project team

About us:

  • Hybrid Working – Flexibility around when and where you work.
  • Pay for Performance – industry leading variable compensation offerings tied to company and individual performance on top of a competitive base salary package.
  • Parental Leave – 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers and up to 3 weeks for secondary care givers.
  • Leave Options – Purchased leave, volunteer leave and LiveWell leave programs to give you even more flexibility to plan your life and spend time on causes that matter.
  • In House Training Programs
  • Corporate Discount Programs – Utilize a range of discount programs (gym membership, health insurance, banking) depending on location.


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.