Project Manager

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.

Description & Requirements

About the Role:

The role is critical to the effective project and program management of various initiatives impacting Supply Chain- including but not limited to Value Engineering- Decomplexity- Strategic Sourcing- Innovation- Technical and Transformational.

The Project Manager will work closely with local and regional- cross-functional teams- consisting of- amongst others- Manufacturing- Planning & Logistics- Procurement- R&D- Quality- Marketing- Category- Sales- Finance- Legal- and so forth- to ensure effective project delivery and Supply Chain optimisation. This role requires leading all required activities through the applicable governance processes- such as “Idea to Execution” (or Stage & Gate)- Change Control- or similar.

Main responsibilities:

Effectively lead and deliver projects on-time- in-full- and in line with gate-keeping guidelines- including time management- cost management- risk management- effective troubleshooting- and escalation throughout the project life cycle. Types of projects will typically include:Value Engineering projectsSupply Continuity projectsCapacity and Capability projects
Support NPD projects
Manage stakeholders & keep key sponsors informed on project progress
Facilitate and support complexity reduction through collaborating with Supply Chain- R&D and Commercial teams
Strategic influencing on innovation and supply chain thresholds to reduce portfolio tail and complexity 
Types of initiatives will typically include:Product DiscontinuationsSourcing Decisions

About you:

Educated to Bachelor / Master’s degree level.
2+ years’ experience in Project Management / Operations / R&D / Value Engineering
3+ years’ experience in the Food Industry will be advantageous
Demonstrated track record in Operations will be advantageous
Formal project management training will be advantageous
Strong influencing skills- stakeholder management and collaboration
Experienced in change management and project management
Demonstrates superior interpersonal- coaching- and communication skills to multiple levels of the organization
Motivated- self-directed- and detail oriented.
Able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously & to develop priorities for self and members of project team.
Southbank, VIC, AU