The Kraft Heinz Company

The Kraft Heinz Company

Manager | Strategic Planning

Chicago, IL
Jan 7, 2023
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General information

All posting locations Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function 14 - General Management

Date Published 06-Jan-2023

Ref # R-65076

Description & Requirements

Strategic Planning Manager

This role will report to the Director- Strategic Planning & Performance Management and join the STAR (Strategy- Transformation- Agile- & Revolution) organization at Kraft Heinz. STAR’s vision is to inspire a simple- innovative- future-forward Kraft Heinz. Our mission is to unlock transformative growth for Kraft Heinz. We are looking for a Strategic Planning Manager to help bring our mission and brand to life for audiences at scale.

The Strategic Planning Manager will help impact our growth by leading strategic and operational initiatives at Kraft Heinz and within the STAR org. With a focus brand and communication strategies- this role will help design and execute plans to achieve focus- alignment- and accountability to maximize impact.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advance & improve operational effectiveness through streamlined communications and project management rigor
  • Provide communications partnership for assigned areas in STAR & Kraft Heinz
  • Identify- create- and execute content creation to deploy internally and externally
  • Craft creative narratives rooted business objectives and insights
  • Develop integrated experience plans that drive adoption- engagement- and value
  • Project manage select cross-functional initiatives
  • Manage all aspects of project plans- schedules- deliverables- and reporting for assigned programs
  • Partner on internal & external- Kraft Heinz Flagship Events- immersive experiences
  • Develop strong relationships with other cross functional teams
  • Collaborate and work with stakeholders to maximize value and output
  • Track and report out results and progress towards priorities & initiatives.
  • Execute budget & resource allocation
  • Partner with internal design team and external vendors
  • Ready to undertake ad-hoc projects as needed.


  • 5+years of professional work experience in program management- marketing- PR- or similar relevant experience
  • Experience in managing indirect teams to achieve common goals
  • Superior communication skills- including written and verbal communication
  • Experience working in high-growth- performance focused environments
  • Ability to collaborate and develop positive business relationships with all cross-functional peers and stakeholders
  • Quick and high-quality analysis and presentation creation
  • Attention to detail- ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives and workstreams simultaneous with proven success at meeting deadlines
  • Strong project management skills- including understanding of project flow and a bias towards action in moving the project along swiftly and appropriately
  • Successful delivery of multi-quarter project in large matrixed organization
  • Track record of executing in fast paced- high-growth and performance focused environments
  • Adept at cutting through complex issues to find quick wins- make progress over perfection and drive results for long term impact at scale
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets as well as individual program budgets
  • Demonstrated fluency on Microsoft Office programs

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.

Vaccination & Office Collaboration Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health, wellbeing, and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation.

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

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