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: Southbank, Victoria, Australia

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 02 - Application Development & Support

Date Published: 02-Jun-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role:

A Product Owner creates product roadmap in support of the broader product strategy and defines the strategic vision for their team driven by the overall product vision. They have a deep understanding of the target market / industry and build close relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that the team’s effort is aligned with overall strategy. A Product Owner manages dependencies with other team’s functions while identifying- building and managing strategic partnership across the different teams. They are accountable overall for effective and accurate requirements gathering. They also work closely within their team to ensure business value and user feedback is translated into new developments and requirements- as necessary. The Product Owner will be accountable for specific business KPIs / outcomes based on the area of the product they are focused on at Kraft-Heinz.

Responsibilities:

  • Set ambitious and clear product strategy and vision and communicate it effectively to stakeholders- the team- and the rest of the unit
  • End to end team output strategy from inception to production
  • Collaboration with stakeholders to ensure digital vision and products align within team strategy and product requirements
  • Accountable for product specific KPIs once solution enters production and communicate regular tracking of key performance metrics to stakeholders against product strategy and vision
  • Utilize market and industry knowledge to translate user needs into user stories- acceptance criteria- and requirements for their team. Maintain a backlog 3 to 4 sprints ahead of the team
  • Works closely with CPO to establish each product’s business value and support messaging- communication- and customer outreach as needed
  • Facilitates release planning with stakeholders as well as weekly demos
  • Is a key role on Agile team(s) and works onsite with the team on a daily basis- leveraging Jira- Scrum- Kanban- and SAFe methodology)
  • Integrates usability studies and research into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction and ensure customer driven design
  • Align outward facing product requirements and stakeholders

About you:

  • Bachelor's degree in technical field; Masters preferred
  • 7+ years of experience working in PO/management roles
  • Strong collaborator with cross-functional teams from tech- design- and business
  • Proven knowledge of standard product management practices- technology and supporting industry principles
  • Experience with digital products- including product strategy- vision- and gathering of requirements
  • Understanding and knowledge of various roles at a retail branch level and how they interact with product offering
  • Relevant technical skills (e.g.- SQL) to support product management activities- data collection- etc.- as needed

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:

  • Gatherings - End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing – annual health checks & flu shots- wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregiver

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion

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Applications may be reviewed and interviews conducted prior to the close date so don’t wait – apply now!

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