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 Manager, Manufacturing Strategy and Innovation
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing,Research & Development,Engineering
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: May 31, 2017
Job Location:
95 Moatfield Drive
Toronto, ON

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Job Description

Kraft Heinz Canada: Headquartered in Toronto, Kraft Heinz Canada has an unparalleled portfolio of powerful and iconic brands, 7 of which are valued at over $100 million in sales. With excess of $3 Billion in sales, Kraft Heinz Canada is the #1 food and beverage company in the country. Within our world class manufacturing facilities in Ingleside, ON and Mount Royal, QC, we manufacture some of Canada’s most iconic brands such as Kraft Peanut Butter, Renee’s salad dressing, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and KD among many others!

Owners Only!

Kraft Heinz Canada is focused on hiring top talent who want to be OWNERS. Owners of their career, owners of their results and owners of the company. To us, top talent can be defined as:

  • Analytical thinkers with the ability to think outside the box
  • Individuals who enjoy working in a team, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Simplifiers who make complex problems simple and manageable
  • Leaders who are hungry yet humble and have a history of achieving great results

Grow with Us!

As an organization, we are empowered to drive results and continuously raise the bar for ourselves and our teams. We unapologetically expect to win. We value meritocracy, where individual results lead to opportunities for growth and rewards; regardless of age or tenure. We operate unlike most global organizations by providing our employees with the autonomy to take ownership of their work. You can expect to add value and make a big impact from day one!

If you’re an owner whose values and experience fit our expectations, then we want to hear from you!

Role Overview

The Manager, Manufacturing Strategy and Innovation will be assigned to a specific product category, and will work closely with marketing, manufacturing, procurement and R&D teams to deliver critical Supply Chain priorities within that category:

  • Innovation—Work with manufacturing, R&D, marketing, R&D and procurement to provide Integrated Supply Chain solutions to deliver new product innovations. This will involve sourcing strategy, product development, and commercialization
  • Capital—Work closely with plant engineering teams to identify and implement capital engineering projects to deliver innovation, productivity and growth. Manage the overall capital budget within the product category
  • Cost Reduction—Collaborate with procurement and cost-out R&D teams to deliver cost reduction projects
  • Sourcing Strategy—Ensure appropriate product sourcing solutions (internal and external) are in place to deliver innovation and growth agenda within the product category. This will involve working with internal plants as well as current and future external manufacturers, and analysis to make sourcing decisions
  • External Manufacturing (co-pack)—Develop and implement strategy to deliver growth and innovation within the product category. Manage the day-to-day relationship with External Manufacturers ensuring output, delivery, and productivity metrics are met, closely engaging with Procurement team to ensure contractual commitments are delivered. Manage SAP transactions and information flow to EM’s. Coordinate with field quality to ensure quality policies are met

Minimum Qualifications


  • University degree in Business, Engineering or food science
  • 6 plus years of experience in Manufacturing or Research and Development, Food or Consumer Goods industry experience would be considered an asset
  • Proven Project management experience, minimum 3 years
  • Experience and knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and Continuous Improvement methodology
  • Strong people management skills, managerial experience as we as leading without direct influence
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working cross functionally across the business
  • Superior analytical and conceptual skills
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills and exposure to senior management
  • Willingness to travel based on business requirements, anywhere between 20-25% within Canada and the US

About The Kraft Heinz Company

The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun, Classico, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Plasmon, Quero, Weight Watchers Smart Ones and Velveeta. The Kraft Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our Company. For more information, visit www.kraftheinzcompany.com.

The Kraft Heinz Company is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact: accessibility@kraftheinzcompany.com.


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