Senior Associate Brand Manager- Marketing - Strategy & Innovation

The Kraft Heinz Company

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.

Position Details

Senior Associate Brand Manager- Marketing - Strategy & Innovation
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Role:

This role will sit on the Strategy & Development team in the Meal Foundations & Coffee division and be responsible for leveraging consumer insights to build breakthrough innovation platforms. This role will also lead the team to develop & implement new breakthrough packaging structures for our iconic brands- assist with the innovation & renovation stage gate process for the division & assist with the ESG nutrition & strategy roadmap for the division.

Key Components of the Role:

  • Lead development of whitespace innovation opportunities for the platform based on consumer insights from Ideation 
  • Lead development of novel packaging structure opportunities to drive differentiation 
  • Work with CIS to identify and prioritize platform-specific consumer need 
  • Coordinate with Equity & Platform teams and GM teams to ensure NPD projects meet brand guidelines - P&L requirements and customer lead times. 
  • Assist with implementation of ESG nutrition and strategy roadmap 
  • Assist with stage gate process

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required - MBA preferred
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in marketing for an established or startup CPG company 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence teams and excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Outstanding verbal - written and interpersonal communications skills 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills 
  • Strategic capability and experience in marketing plan development; situation assessment - strategy and tactical plan development 
  • Experience in cross-functional team management 
  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects and deliver in agreed upon timelines

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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