General information

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

Job Function: 04 - IT

Date Published: 11-Jan-2023

Ref #: R-61887

Description & Requirements

Owners Only!

If you are looking for a company where you constantly challenge yourself- where achievement and talent are what count- check out this position. This is a role for someone who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against the model in the largest business unit for Kraft Heinz.  It is both a strategic and a tactical position

This role owns and is responsible for unwinding the legacy supply planning environments during the OMP transformation for IT as part of the KHC North American program. This is a 3-year program that will replace SAP APO and Logility Voyager technologies with OM Partners OMP+ solution.    The person in this role engages stakeholders in IT and business subject matter experts in the US and Canada as part of this delivery. This person will own the retirement of the APO platform as part of a team comprised of business- KHC IT- and multiple vendor representatives.

Main Responsibilities

  • This role is the owner of the legacy system retirement delivery stream of the OMP NA program.
  • This role is required to be skilled at identifying requirements and working with a team to develop and document business and technical requirements.
  • This role is responsible for identifying and executing the graceful shutdown such as APO process chain modifications- SAP CIF changes- batch schedule shutdown.
  • This role is accountable with the business for aligning the master data- transactional data- configuration and protocols between the systems to mitigate business disruption during the transition.
  • This role is accountable for scoping and managing data generation or transformation- data loading.
  • This role is accountable for the testing of system integration and acceptance of the solutions fitness for purpose.
  • This role is responsible for proactively managing risks.
  • This role is accountable with the business for developing and executing effective cutover/deployment plans for system integration to avoid disruption while shutting down.


  • Subject matter level of expertise on the technical and logical integration of APO and other supply chain planning systems.
  • Ability to distill detailed requirements- and manage the solution delivery through a waterfall/agile methodology lifecycle.
  • Ability to guide technical and business resources through the release lifecycle proactively managing expectations- risk- change and adoption through all the stages such as testing and deployment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Influence significant budget spend (14% of $40MM++)
  • Drive a “customer first” focus ensuring that the shutdown of APO does not drive business disruption.
  • Manage relationships with System Integrator (SI) and technology vendors (OMP- Infosys- IBM- etc) for the benefit of the program.
  • Accountable for the resolution of critical risks and issues as escalated to their level of responsibility before escalation to program leadership.

Work Experience

  • Professional industry experience gained industries- such as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)- advance electronics- automotive.
  • 4+ years of general management and program/service delivery experience in IT (multifunctional preferable)
  • 4+ years of experience in supply chain systems logical organization and data architecture.
  • Strong strategic thinking and decision making
  • Experience leading work streams of large- complex programs.
  • Experience in managing virtual teams- including offshore locations.
  • Experience in working with 3rd party service providers of multiple types (functional- strategic- operations- BPO)
  • Deductive reasoning- analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience of enabling and driving change with a high degree of cultural awareness and sensitivity to enable and drive change in a multi-national environment
  • Proven stakeholder management capabilities
  • Proven track record of working successfully in a matrix environment.
  • Customer focused individual
  • Experience in dealing with multicultural and multifunctional teams


  • SAP APO OMP- SAP ERP- o9- Logility experience
  • FMCG experience
  • Strong analytical and data interpretation ability
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis
  • Data mining with the ability to sanitize and rationalize data
  • Evidence of strong management and leadership abilities- particularly in building and leading a team

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 & Office Collaboration Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health, wellbeing, 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.

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.