General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Glenview, Illinois, United States of America, Warrendale, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 30-Aug-2023

Ref #: R-74060

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

Senior Commercialization Excellence Project Manager: with direct reports

  • LEAD high profile- cross-platform projects (25%)

  • PARTNER with IT to own ProjectNOW System Continuous Improvement Initiatives (25%)

  • DRIVE commercialization best practice (process and system) development and training (50%)

Key Components

  • Lead high-profile commercialization efforts for projects across the North American Zone- spanning multi-businesses- key cost saving initiatives- and/or strategic business priorities.

  • Ensure effective team engagement which may include establishing and managing team routines and documentation. Review project timelines and cost regularly with the project team- facilitate creation of mitigation/contingency plans and lead communication.

  • Develop and coach members on the PMO organization- either directly or indirectly- to mature into effective Project Managers driving project delivery for KHC.

  • Drive best practice efficiency and consistency in various category collaborator governance forums (i.e. Call to Action Meetings/Stage Gate) through system and process improvement support

  • Manage Business and Manufacturing Systems initiatives as the need arises and support the continuous improvement of the commercialization process through collaboration with key partners.

  • Lead ProjectNOW Steering Committee for continuous system improvement and maintenance

  • Drive PCM Community through partnerships and team building

  • Influence and drive change in the Project Management community through process and system


  • 5+ years’ experience in a consumer-first environment

  • 5+ years’ experience in commercialization project management

  • Possess a strong understanding of project management principles- including project planning- resource allocation- risk management and timeline management to ensure successful project delivery

  • Strategic capabilities/discernment

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and navigate ambiguity

  • Mentality to work towards results.

  • Demonstrated ability mentoring or coaching an individual contributor providing ongoing support and guidance to facilitate their professional development

  • Exhibits a results-driven mentality with a focus on achieving goals and objectives through proactive problem-solving- strategic thinking and effective decision-making

  • Maintains a growth mindset that embraces challenges- values feedback and prioritizes continuous learning and improvement

  • Proven ability to learn quickly in ambiguous and fast-paced environments- effectively managing uncertainty and adapting to changing priorities while being solution oriented

  • Extensive experience in building- growing- and strengthening stakeholder relationships including but limited to peers- vendors and cross-functional teams through effective communication- collaboration and conflict resolution to drive business success

  • Experience growing- building- and strengthening relationships.

  • Exceptional Communication-Written and Presentation


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.

Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

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 that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact