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Engineering & Portfolio Management Lead

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Avon
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Avon, New York, United States of America, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Davenport, Iowa, United States of America, Dover, Delaware, United States of America, Fremont, Ohio, United States of America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 03-Jun-2024

Ref #: R-83210

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect access to an array of holistic wellness benefits* and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 7% 401(k) matching, Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees, an industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus.

*Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees.

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Engineering & Portfolio Management Lead at a glance...

As part of the enterprise Zone Technical Execution (ZTE) organization, the Capital Engineering team plans and delivers new and renovated systems and capital assets at internal manufacturing sites and operating units (OPUs) across the North American zone. Reporting directly to the Head of Engineering & Capital Execution, the Engineering & Portfolio Management Lead is responsible for strongly establishing linkages with Manufacturing Pod Leads, Plant Operations, and North American Technical Services Engineering Teams, Research and Development, Business Development, Quality, ORM, Finance and Supplier Relationship with Procurement.

You will be responsible for coaching and mentoring assigned plants engineering and technical staff in all aspects of capital project management and plant engineering. You need to be experienced in the areas of influencing and working across the organization.

You will participate in cross functional Peer Reviews for major Capital projects (> $1MM) within the North American zone portfolio across more than 30 sites in the US and Canada, to ensure projects are right-sized and fit-for-purpose. Ensure that future Maintenance and Growth capital projects are clearly defined and included in Strategic Plans, Master Plans and AOP.

What's on the menu?

CAPEX Planning and Budgeting

  • Work across Maintenance package owners (Food Safety & Quality, EHS, External Suppliers, FM Global, Roof, etc.) and in close cooperation with Manufacturing and Supply Chain leads to properly and accurately define, prioritize and budget capital projects in the AOP and Five-Year Strat Plan.

    Portfolio Management

    • Accountable for the health, compliance and successful delivery of all Maintenance and select Growth projects within assigned portfolio.
    • Ensure all work carried out and equipment installed is safe, effective and in compliance with KHC and applicable industry standards.
    • Mentor site Engineering and Capital Project Managers on using lean construction teaming, quality, safety, cost and delivery techniques.
    • Approve project change control request and use of contingency or supplemental funds.
    • Prepare and provide portfolio status reports to Global and North American committees.
    • Work with Fixed Asset team monitoring and controlling CWIP.

      Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR)
      • Serve as Engineering representative for all Technical Peer Reviews (TPR's) within assigned portfolio.
      • Review and approve emergency CAR (eCAR) request from sites.

        Management System (Kraft Heinz Management System internally - KHMS)
        • Audits, health checks
        • Work with PMO, Global / International on KHMS updates.

          Project Management Standards, Tools

          • Work with PMO in driving continuous improvement of capital project management activities for all KHC entities, and initiative projects to improve capital business process.
          • Develop and share best practices and key performance indicators (KPI's) to drive optimal CAPEX Management and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
          • Build, maintain and administer on-boarding and training to site and network Engineering and Capital Project Managers.

            Performance & Talent Management

            • Manage and mentor direct reports including ongoing feedback and annual reviews.
            • Work closely with Engineering, Technical Services, and HR partners to develop team members and help them reach career goals. Provide inputs, suggestions, and feedback on development plans to help your team members reach the next level.
            • Accountable for organizational change management and pulling in cross functional partners (HR) where needed.

              Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!

              • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering school or related field is required.
              • Experience in engineering, project management and /or technical leadership.
              • Advanced CPG Food Engineering expertise in theories and principles of the professional field, as demonstrated by previous successful project and/or program implementations. Experience and capability to assesses feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering solutions.
              • Strong background in process and packaging equipment for the food industry and / or plant facility engineering and maintenance including building construction and components, building utilities, mechanical and electrical systems, ammonia refrigeration systems, electrical controls systems, computer applications, facility support equipment, and water and wastewater systems.
              • Demonstrated ability to Direct/Lead/Manage cross functional teams on large capital project/programs of $20MM or more.
              • Understanding of capital financial and manufacturing Key Performance Indicators.
              • Team-oriented approach.

                About Us

                Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

                Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

                Why Us

                We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

                Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

                Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Irondequoit , Engineering & Portfolio Management Lead, Professions , Avon, New York

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