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 master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. 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.

General information

All posting locations: Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 06 - Product / Brand Management

Date Published: 03-Dec-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role

We have an opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our ANZ Marketing team to develop- drive and deliver strategic category initiatives. Reporting into the ANZ Marketing PMO Lead- you’ll have ownership over implementing New Product Development (NPD) projects including both disruptive innovations as well as core line extensions from Concept Design to Commercialisation & Launch.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to deliver projects within target timeframes
  • Build and maintain detailed plans & timelines
  • Identify potential risks and propose contingency plans
  • Run project meetings and regular team check-ins
  • Tracking and reporting on progress at regular intervals
  • Manage owners of deliverables to ensure activity completion
  • Present on project status to senior leaders and broader project team
  • Develop stage & gate submissions and project recommendations
  • Support Brand team project pipeline development

About you

  • Bachelors degree in business- marketing or related discipline
  • Robust project management skills and understanding of Marketing Projects- Innovation and New Product Development (NPD)
  • Strong time management skills- reliable and adept at managing conflicting priorities
  • Experience in NPD Stage Gate- project management methods- tool and processes
  • Understanding of MS Project- Rapid & Agile systems preferred
  • Passionate about marketing- FMCG or product development industries
  • Ability to build consensus through strategic vision and outstanding verbal- written- and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to present and discuss information in a manner that persuades- educates- and enhances understanding at all levels
  • Can balance tactical day-to-day activities with a side of bigger picture strategic thinking
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills- combined with strategic business focus and vision
  • Strong collaborative management style- with an execution and result-oriented focus


Benefits program

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Free Food - our kitchen is fully stocked with our products for you to enjoy!
  • Gatherings - monthly drinks & nibbles- End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing – partially subsidised site massages- annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Volunteering – volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger
  • Keeping Fit – join our Run Club and sign up for discounted gym memberships & classes
  • Purchase Leave – purchase additional annual leave at the beginning of each calendar year
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers

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