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.

Vaccination & Future of Work Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.

We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 08 - PR/Communications & Regulatory

Department: 08 - 03 - Media / Public Relations

Date Published: 06-Dec-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

The Senior Analyst- Global Corporate Communications & Issues Management is a valued consultant and support team member to the business leaders within Kraft Heinz. This role is responsible for helping to develop and implement global corporate communications plans of all kinds – public relations- B2B & B2C media relations- with a focus on corporate affairs- issues communications and reputation management. Reporting to the Associate Director- Global Corporate Communications and Issues Management- the individual in this position will be a key member of the company’s Global Corporate Communications team. This role will partner with team members and key company stakeholders to plan and execute corporate communications initiatives (e.g.- media statements- media interview and speaking engagement preparation- communications editorial calendars- planning for corporate storytelling) in areas including but not limited to Diversity- Inclusion & Belonging (DI&B)- Environmental Social Governance (ESG)- Executive Visibility- Financial Communications/Earnings- M&A activities- Risk Management and Labor/Government Affairs. This person will help build relationships with internal and external stakeholders to help drive best-in-class communications for Kraft Heinz. This person will also ensure that all communications reflect the Company’s core values and advance Kraft Heinz’s business strategy.

Primary Responsibilities

  • This person will support the evolution of the Kraft Heinz global corporate communications initiatives- including assistance in corporate storytelling- ESG and DI&B initiatives- executive visibility plans- media relations- financial communications and crisis management.

  • Support team in building and activating a year-round ESG communications strategy- working in concert with ESG and communications team members.

  • Support proactive Executive Visibility plan development and execution; collaborate with Zone Communications leaders to ensure an integrated approach. Includes development of media engagement plan to book executive interviews/media stories.

  • Serve as communications experts on corporate (B2B and B2C) projects and programs as part of our Company strategic transformation. Verticals of focus include Financial Communications- ESG- DI&B.

  • Support the launch of a corporate brand narrative and sustain the story focus through all communications activities. Includes development of corresponding messages and materials for senior executives- including briefing documents and editing corporate talking points.

  • Financial communications support to assist in developing content that can be used by the corporate team and Zone teams to amplify financial news (e.g.- earnings infographics).

  • Research and build a Company spokesperson speaking engagement and conference attendance plan.

  • As necessary- recommend appropriate communication vehicles and methodologies to drive desired behavior and more effectively reach target audiences. 

  • Support team with media relations activity- including development and maintenance of News Engine tools and systems and proactive and reactive media management.

  • Manage relevant agency/partner/vendor relationships.

  • Spearhead a communications effort that will instill a sense of urgency- cohesiveness and teamwork in Kraft Heinz’s workforce and inspire confidence and credibility among stakeholders.

  • Ensure that all communications reflect the Company’s core values and advance Kraft Heinz’s business strategy.

Qualifications

Domain Expertise

  • 5+ years of working experience at a global consumer organization or communications agency.

Experiences

  • Experience in a corporate communication role

  • BA in Communications or equivalent

Individual Skills

  • Ambitious- strong project manager- collaborator- team player and individual contributor.

  • Strong communication skills with comfort in speaking with business stakeholders.

  • High degree of personal and professional savvy and experience to inspire confidence among audiences at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong problem solver with ability to manage projects and keep many elements moving at the same time.

  • Strong writer- editor and ability to guide and influence others through prose.

Mindset & Behaviors

  • Passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas – loves and embraces change.

  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration- transparency- safety- and trust.

  • Comfortable in agile working environment.

  • Not afraid to “roll up sleeves”; seeks to go beyond comfort to learn & pushes teams to do the same.

  • Empowers others to fail- learn and grow with an experimental mindset to drive innovation.

  • High level of passion for communications- quality work and team building.

  • Strong empathetic orientation and high level of personal commitment/caring. Unquestionable integrity.

  • Proven ability to produce a wide range of materials and content (e.g.- press releases- social content- statements- etc.).

  • Conceptual and creative thinker- capable of developing plans that deliver results.

  • Strong intellect- flexible and adaptable- stimulated by challenges- and open-minded with a strong desire to learn.

  • Strong business acumen.

  • Food & beverage/CPG experience a plus.

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