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: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 06 - Product / Brand Management

Date Published: 21-Sep-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

Marketing is at the core of our world and at the heart of where we make our decisions. Marketers are consumer-obsessed. They ask questions. Find answers. They take the extra step to work towards a vision for future success- while driving revenue and profit. As a Sr Analyst – Heinz Innovation- you will be at the center for some of the biggest decisions we make on one of the biggest brands in the company. This role demands a tenacious- solution-oriented people-person with the ability to both dream big and also sweat the small stuff. Your responsibilities will span from consumer insight generation and concept ideation to product development- packaging design- and support plan creation. You’ll lead cross-functional teams across R&D- legal- regulatory- consumer insights- and creative agencies to bring the brand’s innovation pipeline to life for consumers.

Key Components of the Role

  • Champion the innovation and commercialization process for breakthrough products- line extensions- and renovations for Heinz
  • Develop solid relationships with cross-functional teams and steer project management commercialization tasks through stage gate process
  • Validate innovation concepts and prototypes by partnering with Consumer Insights to organize and conduct research
  • Support translation of data into insights in service of the consumer
  • Accurately forecast innovation performance
  • Find solutions that work around existing barriers
  • Become knowledgeable with the products manufactured as well as the marketing philosophy used to sell them
  • Become knowledgeable about our products- channels- composition of our customer base- and the profiles of our competitors
  • Become familiar with the attributes of competitive products- the strategies used to market them- and the reason why customers buy them     

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business- Marketing- or related field
  • 2 to 3 years of experience (prior experience in commercialization preferred)
  • Passion to understand consumer culture- interests- attitudes and trends
  • Excellent organizational skills- self-starter and ability to meet deadlines and balance multiple priorities
  • Accurate and timely reporting with drive to improve and streamline processes
  • Organized- with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to clearly and concisely relay important details and updates

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