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General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 06 - Process Development

Date Published: 18-Dec-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced R&D professional to make a difference at Kraft Heinz in an exciting new role – Technology Manager- International (EMEA- LATAM- APAC). The Technology Manager position sits within the International Process and Technology function. You’ll be working in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal and external senior stakeholders. The International Technology Manager will work closely together with the Taste Elevation- Better Meals and First Food teams to look for novel technologies opportunities to growth our business.
 

Main Responsibilities

  • Connects New Growth Spaces with North Stars (approximately 4-year goals- annual review).
  • Intertwines different roadmaps- Oversees the whole portfolio
  • Gains stakeholder commitment to Roadmaps (Leadership Team and Business) and sign off 1/year
  • Support the development and provides input on process development methodologies and Kraft Heinz standard Way of working (e.g. project management- stage gate).
  • Setting up bottom up full plans for the category and managing budget vs. priorities. full understanding of Stage Gate and drive CAPEX requirements/plans.
  • Engage and influence stakeholders on Leadership Team level within R&D and cross functionally within the business.

Expertise on new technologies to improve current processes and translate application for projects through technical validation- cost/benefit analysis- external supplier/partner management- and trainings

Qualifications


Hard Skills

  • Masters’ Degree in relevant study area (ie. Food Science/Technology- Chemical/Process Engineering)
  • Experienced Process manager within a food or beverages company- with experience managing high-performing teams in an international environment
  • Knowledge:
    • Functional understanding of platform technology including: foundational science- ingredient functionality- formulation- product/process interaction- nutrition/regulatory considerations- food safety/microbiology requirements- analytical testing methods and Packaging Materials and Process Unit Operations.
  • A passion for food!
  • Language Knowledge – English- fluent. Other languages a plus

Professional Attributes

  • Communication Skills
    • At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent communication skills- to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.
  • Ability to Simplify
    • We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges.
  • Analytical
    • We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical mindset.  
  • Project management skills
    • Time management has no secrets for you. You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.
  • Proactive
    • You are a self-starter- driven by purpose and driving initiatives and actions through to their conclusion. You are not afraid to challenge to get the right result
       

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;  
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!
     

Location (s): Nijmegen- Kraft Heinz Innovation Centre

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