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: London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 06 - Product / Brand Management

Date Published: 22-Jun-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced marketing professional to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The Senior Brand Manager position lies within the International Growth function and is based in our London office. As a member of the International Sauces team- you will support the development and delivery of innovation and will have an opportunity to identify improvement activities within the Sauces category that will drive the growth of the category across International.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Brand Director by ensuring the successful delivery of the Brand Marketing Plans. This will involve being the driving force behind the brand strategy- activation- and execution - being a true Heinz Brand Champion and Guardian.
  • Help with the development of annual 5-year strategic brand plans and local market assessment using the KH way of marketing and Heinz Strategy as a base- including:
    • Creating and developing Innovation Ideas
    • Comms Idea linked to your innovations
    • Product & Sustainability Philosophy
    • Where/how to play
  • Leveraging synergies across markets to:
    • Magnify brand Innovation
    • Reduce complexity
  • Act as a project leader for assigned specific projects- such as innovation delivery- communication development & adaptations- renovation projects from idea to execution (consumer research if applicable- understanding consumer needs- developing concepts- roll-out etc) at an international level.
  • Developing and building a close working relationship with local marketing teams and cross functional teams across the Globe

Qualifications & Experience

  • A deep passion for understanding consumers and brands
  • Educated to Bachelor’s Degree level and eager to learn
  • Enthusiastic with a strong drive to create tomorrow’s business
  • Proven track record of developing and unlocking growth strategies
  • Excellent communications skills- ability to persuade- motivate and lead others at all management levels- functions and cross countries
  • Strong Project Management skills; track record of delivering projects from start to finish- and attention to detail while juggling different priorities.
  • The ability to turn insight into action- simplify and empathize
  • Good eye for business and sound commercial judgement
  • Creative problem solver in terms of finding opportunities- defining solutions and ways of working
  • “Self-starter” happy to work independently- and also as part of a cross functional team
  • Drive for results- combining tenacity and urgency
  • Relevant FMCG marketing experience – min 5 years
  • Keeping in touch with consumer trends and brand activations across international cultures

Professional Attributes

Communication: At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent interpersonal skills- to deal with all kinds of different team members.

Simplification: We like to keep it simple and deliver with speed. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges.

Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm: You’re curious- positive- and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team.

Project management: You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of all the objectives. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.

Teamwork: Achieving results is nice but achieving results with the team is simply the best. As a great teammate- you will sometimes be the leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for our people!
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on talent
  • Always room for new insights; if you have a phenomenal idea- please let us know- and we can set it in action!

Inclusion matters to us

Everyone is welcome at our table. In fact- we thrive on learning and growing from our diverse group of backgrounds and perspectives.

Doesn’t matter who you are- where you’re from- or who makes your heart sing. We want you to show up as your authentic self- excited to work with amazing colleagues to solve complex challenges and innovate in an ever-changing industry.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- colour- national origin- sex- gender- gender expression- sexual orientation- age- marital status- veteran status- or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process- to perform essential job functions- and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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