Strategic Project Lead

at The Kraft Heinz Foods Company in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

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 & 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.

Job Description
Strategic Project Lead

Summary of Job Responsibilities:
Overall leadership for and execution of strategic Capex investment project within the West Europe region
Management of multi-functional project team, external engineering companies and technical reviews, working closely with site leadership teams and all functions
Budget responsibility of $10MM and above depending on specific project
Overall responsibility for delivering project scope 'on time in full' (OTIF)

Key Activities
Lead the multi-functional team, through regular team meetings, and engage stakeholders to ensure efficient running of the team
Lead project reviews, ensuring Engineering, R&D, EHS and FS&Q management are updated on project progress and able to support the resolution of issues and roadblocks
Define project goals, objectives, scope, milestones, and deliverables
Complete full feasibility analysis on solutions, in line with company stage gate process
Report project progress to all levels within the organization, locally, regionally and internationally, demonstrating excellent communication skills and building strong working relationships
Provide leadership and direction to functional leads
Define project tasks and resource requirements within the project technical team and resource management.
Ensure project risks are assessed, managed and mitigated as part of the project plan
Support Early Equipment Management process and incorporate findings into technical design where practicable
Support development of training plans for roles to be impacted within a project (e.g. Operators, Team Leaders, Engineers, FS&Q, EHS, Logistics)
Support project post implementation reviews for all aspects of the project

Hard Skills

Attributes and Experience
Bachelor or Master's degree in an Engineering discipline
years of relevant working experience of which minimum 3 years in Project Management roles
Track record of successful project delivery in an FMCG Supply Chain environment
Experienced in managing, supporting and challenging multi-functional teams
Ability to navigate the complexity of... For full info follow application link.

It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.

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Job Posting: 10970696

Posted On: May 29, 2023

Updated On: Jun 28, 2023

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