Sr Mgr, R&D - Commercialization Excellence Project

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

Job Description

Job Description
Senior Commercialization Excellence Project Manager: with direct reports

LEAD high profile, cross-platform projects (25%)

PARTNER with IT to own ProjectNOW System Continuous Improvement Initiatives (25%)

DRIVE commercialization best practice (process and system) development and training (50%)

Key Components

Lead high-profile commercialization efforts for projects across the North American Zone, spanning multi-businesses, key cost saving initiatives, and/or strategic business priorities.

Ensure effective team engagement which may include establishing and managing team routines and documentation. Review project timelines and cost regularly with the project team, facilitate creation of mitigation/contingency plans and lead communication.

Develop and coach members on the PMO organization, either directly or indirectly, to mature into effective Project Managers driving project delivery for KHC.

Drive best practice efficiency and consistency in various category collaborator governance forums (i.e. Call to Action Meetings/Stage Gate) through system and process improvement support

Manage Business and Manufacturing Systems initiatives as the need arises and support the continuous improvement of the commercialization process through collaboration with key partners.

Lead ProjectNOW Steering Committee for continuous system improvement and maintenance

Drive PCM Community through partnerships and team building

Influence and drive change in the Project Management community through process and system


5+ years' experience in a consumer-first environment

5+ years' experience in commercialization project management

Possess a strong understanding of project management principles, including project planning, resource allocation, risk management and timeline management to ensure successful project delivery

Strategic capabilities/discernment

Demonstrated ability to lead and navigate ambiguity

Mentality to work towards results.

Demonstrated ability mentoring or coaching an individual contributor providing ongoing support and guidance to facilitate their professional development

Exhibits a results-driven mentality with a focus on achieving goals and objectives through proactive problem-solving, strategic thinking and effective decision-making

Maintains a growth mindset that embraces challenges, values feedback and prioritizes continuous learning and improvement

Proven ability to learn quickly in ambiguous and fast-paced environments, effectively managing uncertainty and adapting to changing priorities while being solution oriented

Extensive experience in building, growing, and strengthening stakeholder relationships including but limited to peers, vendors and cross-functional teams through effective communication, collaboration and conflict resolution to drive business success

Experience growing, building, and strengthening relationships.

Exceptional Communication-Written and Presentation

#LI-HybridLocation(s)Chicago/Aon Center, Glenview R&D Center, Heinz Innovation Center

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  .

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: 11330681

Posted On: Sep 30, 2023

Updated On: Oct 17, 2023

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