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: Amsterdam, , Netherlands

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 05 - Engineering & Maintenance

Date Published: 26-Oct-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Kraft Heinz- The Company

As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies- we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic  brands like Philadelphia Cream Cheese- Kraft Peanut Butter- Kraft Dinner and Heinz Ketchup. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like CRAVE. No matter the brand- we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company- Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36-000+ teammates around the world- making food people love.

Together- we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability- and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day- we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us -- and ready to create the future- build on a storied legacy- and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there’s one thing to do join us.

Our Culture of Ownership- Meritocracy and Collaboration

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.

Job Description

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads multiple site Capital Engineering feasibility studies within the International zone for Growth projects and novel technologies.
  • Support the regions to ensure that  Capacity Investments are clearly defined and included in Strategic Plans- Master Plans and AOP- working closely with the International Logistics CoE.
  • Participate in cross functional FEL Peer Reviews for major Capital projects (>$1MM) within the International zone project portfolio- typical $200MM – $300MM per year across 41 sites
  • Develop and deploy preferred suppliers and standardised infrastructure- production flows and equipment to improve speed of execution on major investment projects across International zone.

Key Activities

  • Support Feasibilities Studies for major Capex investments for Capacity- Innovation and Cost Improvement and novel technologies- across the International Zone- working closely with S&OP- Supply Chain Development- R&D and FS&Q- with the intention of making more timely decisions.
  • Provide engineering options and Capex estimates for capacity initiatives working together with GCOE and International Network Design teams.
  • Support the development of Capex capacity inputs for the International Capital Investment Strategic Plan – a 5 year prioritised investment plan by site (41 sites and $1B to $1.5B investment across the strategic time horizon)- enabling KraftHeinz commercial growth ambitions.
  • Provide support to Heads of Supply- Site Managers and Package Sponsors in the development Site Master Plans (SMPs) that enable KraftHeinz commercial ambitions through lowest cost  manufacturing in a safe environment through optimum quality control and processes.  Time Horizon = 5 years
  • Participate and lead cross functional FEL Peer Reviews to ensure all major Capital projects (>$1MM) within the International Zone are designed to maintain business continuity- maximise operating income and factory efficiency- including the evaluation of: alternative options- cost estimation and realistic timelines together with Sites- Package sponsors- R&D and FS&Q.
  • Develop Preferred Suppliers to enable Procurement to leverage scale and relationships. Working closely with Capex Procurement- Technical Services- R&D and FS&Q.
  • Develop & deploy standardised infrastructure- production flows and equipment for Capex projects across the International Zone and champion the process in relation to specific projects to ensure compliance.
  • Share benchmarking of common equipment or processes and Capital projects across the International Zone.
  • Identify and evaluate Best Available Technologies and engineering practices- sharing them across the International zone- and globally where appropriate. With the aim of delivering projects in a more consistent and expedient manner.
  • Provide technical support to project engineers as requested during equipment build- acceptance testing and commissioning

Hard Skills

  • Experienced engineering projects manager with a minimum of 7-10 years experience across a number of supply chain roles within the FMCG industry- with a degree or equivalent qualification in Mechanical- Chemical or Electrical Engineering.
  • External relationships with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and Engineering service organisations throughout the world.
  • Experienced engineer with a thorough knowledge of proven and advanced technology and with the ability to apply that knowledge practically to ensure objective decision making in a timely manner that will provide competitive and innovative advantage.
  • Highly numerate and financially aware to allow project financial analysis to be completed in conjunction with financial analysts
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain and overall End to End Business.
  • Demonstrable organising- influencing and planning skills.
  • Oral and written communications including presentation to management forums and able to create concise and effective reports and written business cases for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Computer literate including knowledge of web-based systems and comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Windows suite.
  • Ability to support the identification of engineering solutions which maintain or increase competitive advantage and support long term manufacturing strategy.
  • Subscribes to a philosophy of Continuous Improvement- making recommendations as to how the team and processes can improve to deliver against company and department objectives.
  • Able to use experience and judgement to appropriately identify and effectively manage risks and develop contingency plans to resolve.

Scope of the role is International Zone (Latam- EMEA- Asia and ANZ)

  • Reports directly to Head of Engineering Excellence- International (L5)
  • Key customers and interfaces:
    • International Operations Team including: Logistics & Export- Supply- Finance & Procurement
    • International Logistics CoE
    • Global Head of Network Design
    • Region and Site Capital Engineering leads
    • International Food Safety & Quality Assurance Managers
    • International and Regional ORM/EHS Managers
    • Supply Chain and Commercial Finance Managers
    • Supply Chain Development Category Leads
    • Zone and Site Continuous Improvement Managers
    • International Research & Development
    • International and Category Marketing Managers- Senior Brand Managers

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