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European Lead Value Engineering - Procurement Ingredients/Packaging/CoPack
Do more, be more. Whatever your aspirations, experience something exceptional at Kraft Heinz. We'll give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style. Outperform our expectations and you'll move forward faster than you ever thought possible. Come ready to dream. Come eager to grow.
Het bedrijf / The company
The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry - we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream - it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best - best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.
De functie / The role
This role involves the identification and execution of a VE (value engineering) project pipeline across all Direct Procurement portfolios within European procurement. This involves an integrated, proactive approach and engagement of Operations, R&D and Marketing within the various Business Units.
The European Lead for Value Engineering will be responsible for the identification and execution of Value Engineering projects liaising between Procurement category leads, suppliers, KHC factories and internal stakeholders to drive cost out by identifying and eliminating all of the elements in a product/process that customers/consumers do not value but that cost Kraft Heinz money.
You will also be responsible for the development of the European Procurement VE program and delivery of savings associated with that plan.
Activities are among others, but not limited to:
Deliver sustainable savings through Value Engineering projects linked to the European t Direct Procurement portfolio.
Identify and lead key VE projects to increase the effectiveness of the buying team and contribute to AOP (Annual Operating Plan) targets.
Understand and challenge business unit stakeholder requirements relevant to the VE program
Continuously review industry and peer best practices, educate our organization about them and develop plans to implement those that provide a competitive advantage to KHC.
Organize cross portfolio value engineering workshops with suppliers and internal stakeholders
Project management and where applicable execution of value engineering projects
Het profiel / Your profile
Educated to Bachelor / Master degree level.
3-5 years Value Engineering / Project management / Procurement / Manufacturing / Research and Development experience
3 + years" experience in the Food Industry will be advantage
Demonstrated track record in VE project execution will be advantage Strong influencing skills, stakeholders management and collaboration
Experienced in change management and project management
Demonstrates superior interpersonal, coaching, and communication skills to multiple levels of the organization.
Motivated, self-directed, and detail oriented.
Able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously & to develop priorities for self and members of project team.
Ability to travel
English language is essential, ideally second and third language in advantage.
Value Management and Lean practices
End to end supply chain Project Management
Industry & Market Analysis
Internal Stakeholder Collaboration