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: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 08 - PR/Communications & Regulatory

Department: 08 - 03 - Media / Public Relations

Date Published: 23-Mar-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Summary of the Role:

At Kraft Heinz- we believe that our Internal communications keep employees connected- engaged- and informed. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in writing and executing strategic communications plans- project managing multi-faceted initiatives- building and fostering relationships across business functions- and developing effective- communications programs to help drive company goals- organizational messages- and updates to the US Zone employee base at Kraft Heinz.

Candidates should be excellent writers- strategic thinkers- and skilled at managing relationships with senior corporate leadership.

Responsibilities:

Drive Kraft Heinz Communications;

  • Drive our People agenda at Kraft Heinz through partnering with our HR department to develop and execute strategic plans related to Diversity & Inclusion- Talent- Learning & Development- Benefits- UR- etc..
  • Partnering with our Manufacturing teams to launch zone-wide initiatives and assist with issue management.
  • Develop and drive proactive communications plans and campaigns around our purpose- values- vision- and leadership principles.
  • Assisting on developing plans and materials and executing organizational announcements
  • Play key role in executing Zone wide events incl quarterly town halls- zone conferences- and informal leader events.
  • Improve and manage exciting internal comms tools- including newsletters- intranet- and social apps.
  • Build strong relationships with senior stakeholders and represent the communications group in cross-functional teams across Kraft Heinz.  
  • Developing external content to support Kraft Heinz and leadership visibility

Organize/Build Channels of Communication

  • Prior experience developing internal tools including intranet or similar channel
  • Assess current channels of communications and develop a concise plan for efficiency.
  • Set standards for company-wide communications to ensure their value.
  • Identify and prioritize what needs to be communicated to employees.
  • Ensure organizational initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders
  • Plan- edit- and write content for a variety of internal communications mediums.
  • Draft messages or scripts from senior executives for presentation to employees in written or spoken form
  • Ensure internal communications messages are consistent
  • Handle the internal communication response to crisis situations that affect organizational perception and reputation
  • Manage the Company’s internal events and employee giving initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • Writing skills: You need excellent writing- editing- and proofreading skills as well as the journalistic ability to source stories from employees.
  • Strategic thinker: You need to be able to design and execute strategic communication strategies and be able to execute flawlessly.
  • Speaking skills: You also need strong speaking skills as you are likely to be called on to give presentations to staff.
  • Strong voice: You need to have a point of view and the confidence to make decisions and recommendations to leadership
  • Interpersonal skills: You need good interpersonal and relationship-building skills in order to work with communications and HR departments. You also need to possess the confidence to deal with senior executives and explain communication techniques to them.
  • Creative skills: You need the ability to devise creative communication strategies and campaigns.
  • Technical Savvy: You need to be able to navigate new technologies and have knowledge of the latest innovative communication technology to deliver a more modern communication experience.
  • Ability to manage departmental budget.
  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in journalism- communications- public relations- visual design or marketing.
  • 8 + communications experience at a large corporate organization- with some portion of that experience in internal communications- specifically

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience communicating to a broad employee population
  • Experience leading employee communications programs and campaigns
  • Experience managing projects simultaneously
  • Experience working autonomously and collaboratively on a team
  • Experience in the technology industry a plus
  • Experience working with Manufacturing- including unions- is a plus

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