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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.

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General information

All posting locations: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 21-Oct-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role:

The main purpose of the role is to maintain continuity of labels between all of Heinz Wattie's products in New Zealand and Australia. This involves working with a variety of departments including Marketing- Product Development- FSQ and Regulatory Affairs. Day-to-day job activities includes the following:

  • Managing artwork update projects – which entails creation of ‘Label Information Briefs’ (using internal KH tool for development of label information) and  On-line artwork approval tool.
  • Creating label information- including NIP- ingredients list- allergens- nutrition and health claims for all products manufactured by Kraft Heinz in New Zealand
  • Determining product suitability for ANZ markets using my knowledge of the Food Standards Code
  • Working with external suppliers and internal functions to maintain our ingredient databases.


  • Responsible for Australian Labelling Development and Compliance.
  • Provide and develop label and product information to support Product Development- Marketing and others to achieve market and product objectives.
  • Support Regulatory Labelling/ Compliance Projects- including P1044 Plain English Allergen Labelling – PEAL.
  • Complete and keep up to date PLS for Private label customers to ensure accurate and compliant labels for KH for Key Business partners- Coles- ALDI- Woolworths.
  • Request ingredient information from vendors following the Kraft Heinz Company Process. 
  • Review ingredient information in alignment with other departments such as Food Safety and Quality- Research and Development Technologists and Procurement to ensure the ingredients are fit for purpose and acceptable for the manufacturing site in which they will be used.
  • Monitor specification update progress and Participate in ensuring raw material specifications are updated in the KHC system.  (This will require close alignment with the Specification officer). Provide reports on status to the R&D Manager as required.

About you:

  • Accurate interpretation of the Food Standards Code (ANZFA) for NZ product categories
  • Awareness of allergen labelling and nutrition information.
  • Good attention to detail- the ability to work independently and manage workload with cross-functional teams.
  • Tertiary qualification in Food Technology- Food Science- Animal Nutrition or Science or related.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in in a Product Development Technologist or Regulatory Affairs role is preferred.
  • Strong understanding- working knowledge/experience in Product Development- Systems and Specification Management. 

Benefits program:

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Hybrid Working- flexibility around when and where you work
  • Free Food - our kitchen is fully stocked with our products for you to enjoy!
  • Gatherings - monthly drinks & nibbles- End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Volunteering – volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger
  • Keeping Fit – join our Run Club and sign up for discounted gym memberships & classes
  • Purchase Leave – purchase additional annual leave at the beginning of each calendar year
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. So- if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified)- please don’t hesitate to apply!


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