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Global ESG & Foundation Manager

Company: Kraft Heinz Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

About UsThe 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. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, 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.We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.--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 & CollaborationWe'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.Job DescriptionAbout the Position We're seeking a motivated and organized individual capable of prioritizing, multitasking and delivering results in tight timeframes amongst a variety of complex Environmental Social Governance (ESG) issues within the business context. This individual is both experienced and passionate about ESG / Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability in the business setting. The selected candidate will possess a broad skill set enabling the individual to successfully work across functions (e.g. manufacturing, packaging, supply chain, product health, philanthropy, employee engagement) at all levels of the company globally. Externally, the candidate will likewise have great facility communicating and working with an array of key stakeholders (e.g. customers, suppliers, investors, NGOs). The role is duplicitous, in that it is expected that the successful candidate will also be voted in and serve on the Kraft Heinz Foundation Board, as well as hold several daily responsibilities tied to the Kraft Heinz Foundation's goal to alleviate global hunger. This position reports to the Global Director Environmental Social Governance and President of the Kraft Heinz Foundation, as part of a small but highly effective Global ESG Team that directs the design, development, execution and continuous improvement of the Kraft Heinz ESG strategy, goals and initiatives. Primary Responsibilities:Environmental Social Governance

  • Support strategy, development and implementation of ESG initiatives. Key operational footprint areas include energy, greenhouse gases, water and waste. Sustainable packaging, animal welfare, sustainable ingredient sourcing, product health, human rights, deforestation and ecological restoration, supply chain due diligence and food waste are likewise key areas of concentration
  • Provide research, data and analytical assessment in areas of focus as well as related emerging ESG trends
  • Participate in Global ESG Steering Group as key member/chair of respective subcommittees to drive continuous improvement to achieve goals, providing accurate and timely reporting of ESG areas
  • Support external reporting on progress of key initiatives to drive improvement and inclusion in key ratings indices (e.g. Sustainalytics, DJSI, CDP, ATNI)
  • Support investor relations efforts on ESG engagement
  • Support ESG cascade of key performance indicators to ensure respective Kraft Heinz personnel have appropriate ESG responsibilities facilitating high collaboration towards ESG goals
  • Support employee engagement efforts related to ESG with regular communications updates to the Kraft Heinz intranet, global emails, town halls and through educational sessions for new and existing employees. Create interactive engagement opportunities on ESG for employees
  • Lead content creation and design elements, as well as internal/external communications strategy and implementation of annual ESG Report and microsite, with supporting launch elements (e.g. video, infographics, pictures, product images, social media assets)
  • Lead periodic updates and/or full assessment of Kraft Heinz ESG materialityKraft Heinz Foundation
    • Support strategy to alleviate global hunger, through financial strength, sound partnership organizations and facilitation of efficient Kraft Heinz donations
    • Support grant application and approval process
    • Manage relationships with critical non-profit partners
    • Lead sound administration of Foundation Board meetings, recording and annual audit process
    • Lead successful related employee initiatives (e.g. meal packaging events, vision trips to supported locations, employee match programs) along with effective communications on same to global communityMinimum Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree required
      • 3-5 years related experience; background in ESG/CSR/Sustainability
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills
      • Proactive and results-oriented in a time-sensitive environment
      • Ability to manage multiple assignments/projects and prioritize among a variety of initiatives
      • A consummate team player with advanced abilities to work collaboratively with a vast array of constituents on sensitive, complex topics with potential big impacts on the business, the environment and various stakeholders, in short timeframes
      • Enthusiasm for ESG/CSR/sustainability at Kraft Heinz
      • Willingness to travel Location(s)Chicago/Aon Center Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity Posted 30 Days Ago Full time R-34471 About Us INCLUSION MATTERS TO US Everyone is welcome at our table. In fact, we thrive on learning and growing from our diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Doesn't matter who you are, where you're from, or who makes your heart sing. We want you to show up as your authentic self, excited to work with amazing colleagues to solve complex challenges and innovate in an ever-changing industry.-- We're committed to:
        • Hiring and growing talent from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
        • Growing our Business Resource Groups - vibrant, celebrated communities that enhance our business through thought leadership employee engagement and professional development opportunities.
        • Providing our managers and leaders high quality learning experiences to explore how to foster inclusion and belonging.

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