General information

All posting locations: Southbank, Victoria, Australia

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 18-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-80542

Description & Requirements

The role:

  • To lead the management and administration of packaging systems updates including Packaging specifications, artwork, databases and ESG compliance of packaging across ANZ, working closely with KH Packaging Suppliers to gather relevant technical information.
  • To have a strong technical understanding of different types of packaging materials and key data fields required to develop effective packaging specifications.
  • To provide guidance & training to Packaging and Product Technologists in relation to Packaging materials and the KH Packaging specification management process.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with all Heinz Food Safety, Environmental, Health and Safety and ethical and human resources policies, programs, and goals. 
  • To uphold the Kraft Heinz values and to work in a way that contributes to the company’s vision.

Note: this role is a 12 month fixed term contract with the potential to extend!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Manage the updating of all packaging material specifications and technical documents across ANZ to KH Business requirements to meet agree timings.
  • Drive compliance of Business rules & data quality with all key specification stakeholders.
  • Supervision of the Spec writer (3rd Party) to complete specification updates to meet KH Global standards.
  • Liaise with Suppliers to request packaging specifications using the KH Packaging material questionnaire (PMQ), including new ESG compliance information following the Kraft Heinz processes.

About you:

  • Degree in Food Science, Technology or Engineering (desired)
  • Qualifications in Packaging Technology (mandatory)
  • Minimum 1-3 years experience in an FMCG company in a packaging or technical related field (mandatory)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment or autonomously to resolve problems and improve systems


About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.