Kraft Heinz
8 Kraft Heinz employees answered 113 questions.

Career Opportunities

Marketing Manager
I joined Kraft Heinz in Italy back in 2009. I was recruited as Product Manager. After delivering some good results in market performance and category growth I have been promoted to Brand and Innovation Manager. It was a great opportunity to work on big project of Category Renovation. This gave me the opportunity to be greeted to the new role, which was the Group Brand Manager for the Baby Food Category in Italy where I had a lot of experience in terms of trade marketing management and commercial projects. And then it was time for me to take new challenges so I applied for an internal role based in Dubai. I got the job and I relocate myself to Dubai. I moved here and after 2 years I’ve been promoted to the role of Marketing Manager for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. https://tellbout.com/kraft-heinz
Marketing Manager
We are the brand guardians so what does it mean it means that we are fully accountable for the brand performance and we control for the mansion in marketing, control the product and it's proposition we control the price we control the promotion and the communication about the product we control the place so what we sell the product so what we do in marketing we manage all these for dimension and put in place actions and plans to address all these four dimensional when across all the fourth dimension. To give you a simple example, we set the very ambitious plan in this region to become leader of course all the market in our main category which is ketchup. How did we implement this vision, the strategy? First on the product dimension we have completely rationalized our portfolio so we got rid of what is called tale of our portfolio and we have just the set to keep in the market the high-value excuse will work on the innovation part so we decided to bring into the market new products with high value and high relevant for the consumer, on the other end on the communication part on the promotion part we decided to launch a new TV copy developed in the region and along with it we decided to build a new digital platform so this was a very massive communication plan and the brand communicate the superiority of our product. We then work on the price the mention that we decided to streamline our portfolio mechanic and to focus solely on the big volume driver promotion in our portfolio and we decided to review the overall pricing strategy across the markets and ultimately on the place with the city to improve our distribution across all the relevant channels in the region. When we put together on these for the mansion we deliver dramatic results in the region so it's two years in a row that we grow very high double-digit for two consecutive year so at the end all these marketing job combined together paid off.
Marketing Manager
I'll give myself as an example for it so I've been given the opportunity to grow very quickly in the organization so I've been ready through different roles than a beginning the opportunity to come to Dubai to experience new challenges and new market environment and when in Dubai also given the opportunity to enlarge my product portfolio responsibilities so the opportunities can be found both on our vertical career path or on horizontal career path so you can progress into your career in marketing but you can also expand your responsibilities within your camera roll and in terms of the global opportunity there's plenty of chance to be relocated into a new country we have more than 40 offices around the globe and one of the key value of the company is “consumer first” so the company's really putting marketing in the center of the organization it is a market eccentric organization.
Marketing Manager
Very easy to get familiar with the city, infrastructure of the city. Very friendly for expat people like me people coming from not only from Europe but any place of the world. Is a very good place to experience the concept of diversity so there's people from different cultural background, religious background and we all live together in a very collaborative environment so it's very nice to experience the life of Dubai and the concept of the melting pot of people and culture of religion.
Marketing Manager
Working in marketing and became a marketing manager, most of my classmates work for a multinational company of their covering different world like business planning leader into the finance department the coveralls into the Sales Department like key account manager or national account manager or trade marketing manager. Had other friends with a business administration degree which are covering a very important role in media agency, communication agency so is telling you the business administration gives you a very robust a solid background in economics which you can leverage to apply to different job and business opportunities.
Head of Planning
I'm myself as an example start off with i started an organization but five years ago working as an industrial engineer in one of the factories looking at continuous improvement did that for about a year and a half, got promoted into factory manager at one of our ketchup manufacturing facilities work there again for a year and a half, and got another promotion into the supply chain director for this african business and from there got the position here as planning for Middle East North Africa and turkey so all of those were examples of only of horizontal and vertical promotions due to opportunities that came up in organization for a multitude of reasons and that's really what I see here in this business this business unit but also the business as a whole project on my company and things change in terms of you know new businesses may require and you know merging of zones and you know merging of business units and changing footprints that we really have the opportunities being developed everyday in our team. our team typically structured we've got the planning department gotta supply planning department we've got a logistics Department we've got a customer service department and we have a separate business unit in Turkey all reporting into the supply chain team here in Dubai and in that structure you know these opportunities to move either vertically in terms of new positions becoming available when people you get promoted we prefer to promote internally first we try to develop individuals at ground level that they are ready to move into the next role when the next role becomes available, but also horizontally you know people who have expressed the need to learn more about different departments we have added responsibility to their roles we have moved into different departments for short periods or long period of time permanently or part time for them to get the exposure to the different other areas on the business you know people are even been given project by to work in different parts of the organization and all of that you know contributes to the skill set of the individual and I think in general the scope for growth and career opportunities in Kraft Heinz, it is much faster than certainly I've seen any other organization and you know I made four moves in five years in the organization and that's typical to what you see across different departments and different other business units most importantly I think that the exposure you get to the different other parts of the organization you know I get to interact with 20 to 30 different countries and in any given week you know people from North American business, European business, Africa you know Asia Australia we all get to interact and the knowledgeable up from meeting with these people and discussing different supply solutions with them across the portfolio of 30 different brands and hundreds of different products that we that we produce and sell contributes to not only for promotion through the organization but also your own personal learning in develop.
Head of Planning
If I look at my class and graduates that I studied with a lot of them working in service industries banking insurance and what they do there is typically look at the process of its a process of registering a claim your phone into the call center or intersects the planet goes to a lot of back Office steps until you finally get your insurance claim paid out all of that has some efficiency factors built-in and you know it flow it follows a certain flow that industrial engineer will look at the engineer try and figure out how we can make that turn around time quicker so instead of having your claim returned or paid in five days it gets done in 30 days either of them work in mining mining typically would be planning looking at not only you know what other mining plans for the next week month year but also long-term planning looking at you know we waste in a way products it separated manufacturing is typically operational efficiency of them work at factory manager operations managers in manufacturing concerns citywide squad scope of of opportunities and Project management is also something that a lot of Engineers, Industrial Engineers specifically go in to different industries like i said i've personally worked in the automotive industry you know all the making cars making ketchup with bold pipelines for big mining companies you know anything anything related to those things that typically we invest engineers find themselves because the engineering part of interesting engineering is typically not very specialized and and most of the of the second part of the degrees is tossed with things like economics finance statistics you know any industrial job way numbers and processes are important you know investigators have found an application and I think it's a very valuable agree i think it's something that's you know one of the most varied career opportunity degrees that you can have, I always encourage people when they don't know what to go and study I say, got some form of the technical ability you're good with numbers go study industrial engineering because it opens up so many doors in in the future and not seen it and I've seen ability for myself to transition to different roles relatively easily that it really is like that in breakfast as well.
Assistant Export Manager
The career possibilities in Kraft Heinz are a lot, you can be a Business Development Manager, you can be an Assistant Export Manager like myself, you can become a Commercial Director, a Commercial Head. In Kraft Heinz the global possibility is big, you can move around the world because we are a global company and have head offices in many continents. The good thing about Kraft Heinz is the possibility of moving not only external, you do not need to move another head office to get promoted or to move forward with your career. We have a lot of vertical movements, you can move to one role to another. Kraft Heinz believes in people’s skills. So I can be doing what I am doing right now, but down the line I can be doing something in Supply Chain if I prove myself doing very well at Planning. The possibility for you never stops. I started in IT, I did marketing and then working in sales. Yes I passed through some phases to reach that but it is a possibility to every student to explore what he likes or where his passion at.
Quality Assurance Regulatory Manager
Generally, in quality assurance we do look at new product development so for instance we are making a product out of scratch and we are launching it in a new market for example so we do launch these projects in association with other departments however quality assurance is focused on implementing the quality controls in factories making sure that the factory produces that new products as per the policies of Kraft Heinz and we do check recipes you check the artworks and the labels before this product is launched into the market everything has to be checked and a lot of work needs to be done and treatment before we are launching this this product in the market.
Quality Assurance Regulatory Manager
You can be managing a facility affectery you can be managing the process how do they produce food you can be a quality assurance person that make sure that everything is fulfilled or an auditor to make sure that you check if everything is done as per the policy you can be also working from the like myself i'm in regularity which is part of quality this is another opportunity talking about globally people have in Kraft Heinz have opportunity and the potential to grow and be at the zone level and from the zone level you can prove that you are very good at what you do and you can be promoted to be working at the global level which is everyone’s dream.