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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.

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: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 20-Apr-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Value Creation Lead- International

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced R&D professional to make a difference at Kraft Heinz in the position of Value Creation Lead. The position lies within the International R&D team and is responsible for the development of value creation strategies that drive value-in and cost-out for our product portfolios across the International Zone.

A priority in this role is to build partnerships between the R&D- Procurement- Commercial and Supply Chain teams- and external partners of choice to deliver value to the business and deliver against objectives. This involves an integrated and proactive approach across Regions/Business Units- and strong collaboration across all levels of the organisation.

We are looking for a strategic problem solver who can create an integrated program- driving value creation across the full chain from field to plate. You will lead International “Big Bet” projects in partnership with Zone Marketing & Procurement Teams- opening new opportunities for value creation in the company. You’ll be part of a hard-working team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior customers!

Key Components of the role:

  • Close collaboration with internal partners (International Leadership- Procurement- R&D- Supply Chain- Finance) as well as the External Suppliers research to deliver productivity and effectiveness across the total international product portfolio.

  • Identify and lead strategic international projects and initiatives to simplify and create harmonization across the Business

  • Development and implementation of longer-term strategic plans to achieve competitive advantage through optimising purchase cost and value improvements consistent with the direction set by the business

  • Leading both in-year financial delivery but most importantly creating and managing a longer-term strategic plan encompassing Technological platforms- bringing tech solutions to life

  • Delivering through others – managing and leading a network of value creation teams across all markets via dotted-line reports

  • Representation of the value creation agenda / content at relevant leadership forums

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science or related field

  • 6+ years proven track-record of R&D / supply chain leadership

  • Strong eye for business

  • Experience managing commercial and procurement related agreements

  • Strong experience working across multiple regions and international markets is preferred

  • Ability to navigate at ease through complex- multicultural- diverse environments

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills & simplifying the complex / strong ability to present in a sharp and simple way to senior executives

  • Organized and able to handle several projects concurrently

What we offer you

At Kraft Heinz- we’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true: Our employees are our competitive advantage. As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you

  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match

  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people

  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an innovative idea- please let us know- and we can set it in action!


Nijmegen or Amsterdam NL

10% travel

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