Senior Manager – Strategic Projects- Global Procurement Excellence

Senior Manager – Strategic Projects- Global Procurement Excellence - R-54572



Direct spend, Indirect spend, International

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 and 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.

General information

  • All posting locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Job Function: 02 – Procurement
  • Department: 02 – 03 – Direct / Indirect Material
  • Date Published: 09-May-2022
  • Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

#HereatKraftHeinz we are in a period of transformation with a critical focus on evolving our procurement function to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to our business that drive value. We have committed to delivering $1.2bn in value from Procurement-driven projects by 2025; these projects include our digital transformation roadmap- collaboration with our external manufacturing teams- design-to-value projects- Procurement strategy development- and review of our indirect procurement practice.

The Global Agile & Strategic Projects team operates as an internal consultancy- supporting the delivery of highly strategic- business-critical projects and initiatives in partnership with the Procurement Leadership team- and Procurement Category Management teams across all operating markets. The team sits within the Global Procurement Excellence organization which reports directly into the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). Across four pillars: ESG & Innovation- Capabilities- Compliance- and Agile & Strategic Projects- Global Procurement Excellence is responsible to enable and drive the Kraft Heinz Procurement evolution strategyThe agile Procurement workforce forms part of the Global Procurement Excellence team. We want to be the competitive advantage for Kraft Heinz Company- and build and maintain a reputation as a best-in-class Procurement function.

In this role- you will drive the delivery of critical Procurement projects relating to corporate strategy and transformation- procurement category management- value creation- ESG- and innovation. You will be the owner of your projects and take on the scoping- leadership- and successful delivery of project objectives in line with key strategic priorities. There will be close collaboration with procurement leadership and key cross-functional collaborators. Projects will span across various operating markets and connect to partner functions to ensure implementation is successful.

You will be responsible for:

  • Successful management and delivery of key strategic Procurement projects- programs- and initiatives
  • Adoption and application of Agile principles to support efficiency and effectiveness in project delivery- and consistency with functional counterparts
  • Successful teamwork and unified direction setting for cross-region and cross-functional teams- sometimes including external partners
  • Delivery of presentations to senior leadership- including C-Suite- and key partners across the business
  • Reporting of project status and value against target to procurement leadership
  • Accuracy in analyses and financial impact modelling when exploring project opportunities and business impact
  • Encouraging a continuous learning environment that promotes creativity and innovative thinking


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree- preferably in business or engineering- with excellent academic track record; MBA is a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience in Category Procurement or relevant consulting field with a record of strong performance and distinction.
  • Sophisticated data and financial analysis capability including scenario modelling and data visualization.
  • Customer and project management skills with experience developing team members to deliver intricate projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate sophisticated technical concepts to various collaborators and align organizational decision.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a track record of delivering solutions to drive efficiency and effectiveness within procurement.
  • Strong time management and organization skills- including the ability to optimally lead numerous- diverse projects simultaneously
  • Experience in working with Agile principles and/or Agile certification is a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- gender- gender expression- sexual orientation- age- marital status- veteran status- or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process- to perform essential job functions- and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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