Kraft Heinz
8 Kraft Heinz employees answered 113 questions.

Company Talks

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
We are a company that have so many loved brands you know we all grew up with the brands we use them from when we were small you know its brands that people trust its brands that people have to use whatever we have a vision statement to be the best food company growing a bit of world and that's something that that you can believe in something that you can think of the bigger picture instead of just moving catch up or or mac and cheese from point A to point B and we are you out proud of our brands we've got good values that people can believe it as well, we personally I particularly like the value of of meritocracy anyway we all are expected to operate as owners of the business you know look at the money that we're spending the decisions that we make it make sure that we always treating the business as all of you know that's great the culture of you know different from most organizations you know we treated as an employee and you expected to be to think as an employee you know here we all expected to think as owners personally you know I've enjoyed the products from when I was young now you're in the Middle East you know being exposed to even a wider array of products that you know you can see the consumers love we are growing company to be be proud of you know it's got a heat source that's that's a really clear and defined and it drives good opportunities for individuals who work here individuals who really become part of that culture that really creates a nice working environment and something that we can you can be proud of being part of.
Assistant Export Manager
I am a part of the commercial team, as an Assistant Export Manager I manage the export business. The business model around is, you have distributers across many countries, but in some areas you cannot have distributers or where your distributers are a bit small. You target other customers who are export customers so usually we ship them products locally and they export them to these countries. An example would be Libya, Iraq, where the political situations are a bit unhealthy to have on ground operations.
Assistant Export Manager
Starts with a lot of e-mails and a lot of phone calls. I get request from customers, we work on pricing. They come over and we set meetings, we align the price and we close the deal. So it’s a lot of negotiations in between to ensure that he gets the stocks and the products that he wants and we get the best price that we can.
Assistant Export Manager
Travelling is a part of our daily life. Being a salesperson who handles a region you should visit countries once in a while, you should visit the market to understand what is happening. Sitting in the office as a salesperson is not the best way to do it you need to go down and see what the market is lacking and try to fill that need.
Assistant Export Manager
Marketing creates the need for the product, we in the Sales Department or the Commercial Team we ensure the product is available on shelf. How do we do that, we do that by managing our distributers, we have distributers on ground, we have sales people, we have key account manager who visit markets and ensure our products are available. What we do is mainly planning and ensuring they have the right stock levels. This is the main role of the commercial team.
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.
Assistant Export Manager
First of all Kraft Heinz is a global company. Many companies say they are schools, some companies are there just to deliver numbers or some are there to create better employees. Kraft Heinz is one of them. I learned in the past year some things that I would not dreamt to learn in over the past 4 years. You need to adopt change very quickly but you learn a lot and being in a global company and having many nationalities with you, you learn a lot of new cultures, you learn a lot of new skills and this is what honestly motivates me in Kraft Heinz. It is a very good company to learn and grow.
Quality Assurance Regulatory Manager
During the day I do keep an eye on all the the environment of regularity in the Market what are the things that are happening what are the laws and regulations anything new has popped up anything has changed and I make sure that I make the actions that are necessary to take in this act and your regulation or law is out and need to be implemented I do have a library for all these requirements and food laws and regulations and I do look at the recipes of our products I validate each recipe the ingredient the nutritional information and I make sure that they are fulfilling all the regulations and lows this is regarding the recipe and looking at art works or what we call for the consumer it's called labeled what they see on the product all the texts that is communicated to the consumer has to have to go through me and to be checked and to be approved all the texts in claims all the numbers all the details has to be approved from my side.
Quality Assurance Regulatory Manager
Kraft Heinz is one of the biggest food manufacturers and food suppliers globally it's a very good opportunity for me was to work in Kraft Heinz and the things that motivates me in this company are that the values of the company one of them is consumer first we look at what the consumer wants and we understand their needs and we tried hard to make sure that we fulfill all these expectations the second value that I do like in the company is ownership a company gives you the ownership to do actions and to do your duties and responsibilities the way you think you should do it and that gives you a better experience better exposure it puts you in challenges you will learn and it's very important for the career and the development of your career and gives you better opportunities to work in other departments to learn from these departments these are the values that I do like in the company and that's why I'm motivated to work in Kraft Heinz.