Continuous Improvement Manager
The Kraft Heinz Company
Christchurch
4d ago

Job Description

This vital role will provide technical and organizational leadership in all aspects of Continuous Improvement for the Kraft Heinz business.

This will occur by overseeing / facilitating and managing the key aspects of Continuous Improvement with things such as cost reduction, efficiency improvement and cost reduction.

Working with a collaborative and innovative team, you will enjoy the opportunity to support value add and commercial efficiencies to improve our operational culture.

About the role :

  • Positive leadership and motivation of a CI team, including development of clear goals and development plans;
  • Manage CI plans and activities for the business and oversee their implementation;
  • Manage the CI budget and minimize costs to ensure total Operational budget is achieved;
  • Build trusted business relationships by provision of CI advice to all departments as required;
  • Liaise with global CI teams across Kraft Heinz as well as external networks to ensure we are delivering best practice initiatives;
  • Manage projects to ensure all projects meet objectives and agreed timelines and budgetary requirements;
  • QRMP accountability as required.
  • About you

    Your demonstrated success in driving continuous improvement coupled with your ability to engage and influence, will ensure your success in this role. You will have :

  • Ability to motivate and develop a team of associates
  • Understanding of CI within the business context
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in CI and project management, ideally within a manufacturing environment;
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build and maintain trusted relationships;
  • Outstanding analytical skills, proficient in identifying areas for improvement, mapping and planning, then leading the execution;
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications required.
  • Benefits program :

    We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our Live Well’ benefits program :

  • Gatherings - End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Volunteering volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers
  • The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion.

    Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria.

    So, if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified), please don’t hesitate to apply!

    Christchurch

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