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Lead- Supply Chain Development - TKHNC

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 11 - Logistics

Date Published: 02-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-79051

Description & Requirements

Who are we? The Kraft Heinz brands you know and love, but Not.The Kraft Heinz Not Company is a Joint Venture formed by Kraft Heinz and The Not Company to develop superior plant-based versions of co-branded products at a level of speed, taste, quality, and scale yet to be seen in the industry. NotCo brings its patented, first-of-its-kind technology and proven artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, while Kraft Heinz offers its iconic brand portfolio and scale. To achieve our big ambitions, we are building a team that brings unique perspectives and skillsets. When we come together, we are a fast-moving, consumer-driven, and product-centric company that will satisfy our customers and consumers with delicious plant-based alternatives to your favorite Kraft Heinz products. We are looking forward to starting this journey with you!

We are currently looking for aLead, Supply Chain Development

Primary responsibilities will be:

  • Lead technical and supply chain readiness to support commercialization activity by applying tools that prepare the supply chain and manufacturing facilities for successful start- ups.
  • Optimize growth, capacity, supply continuity and cost out initiatives (including manufacturing asset optimization)
  • Provide updates to leadership, platform leads, project team and vendors as needed on key initiatives, including progress against goals, cost management, next steps and needs from sponsors to alleviate roadblocks.
  • Be the liaison between the business team and the co-manufacturer.
  • Support business and manufacturing systems initiatives as needed.
  • Lead continuous improvement of the commercialization process through collaboration with key partners and best practice sharing.
  • Manage and develop growth and innovation pipeline requests, in partnership with marketing and sales, to ensure the proper financial and capability hurdles are accurately met.
  • Pilot the manufacturing element of commercialization as it relates to NPDs and cost out changes, while providing cross functional support to the agile pods and platform teams.
  • Be the conduit between the 3rd party vendors and KHC driving NPDs at a co-manufacturing site.
  • Provide input and solutions in commercialization meetings as they relate to manufacturing solutions.
  • Support the Supply Chain Commercialization team during project prioritization to align on MOQs for materials and production to mitigate Supply Chain Losses.
  • Partner with EM Quality and to ensure that any NPDs targeted are compliant.

    The ideal candidate will have:
    • 8+ years of related experience in manufacturing, business development or HQ business team experience
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Operations Management, Food Science, Chemistry, or other related fields
    • Possess experience working in a consumer food company; startup experience preferred.
    • Minimum 2 years in Plant Manufacturing preferred
    • Experience with basic Marketing/Finance principles
    • Eager to build new procedures and processes from scratch.
      • Proven problem solving skills with a proactive mentality.
      • Strong negotiation, presentation, communication (written/verbal) and relationship building skills.
        • Abilty to translate business expectations into supply chain solutions.
        • Possess strong planning, project management, and execution skills.
        • Experience working cross functionally in a matrixed environment, both regionally and globally.
        • Be agile, adaptable, flexible and thrive in a multifaceted and changing culture environment.
        • Possess strong digital literacy including a high level of proficiency in MS Office, specifically Excel, amongst others.
        • Ability to travel at least 50% of the time.

          About Us

          Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

          Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

          Why Us

          We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

          Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

          Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

          We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.

          Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Chicago , Lead- Supply Chain Development - TKHNC, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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