Kraft Heinz Company

Materials / Prod Scheduling Mgr

  • Kraft Heinz Company
  • Champaign, IL 61821
  • 5 days ago


Job Description

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.

General information

All posting locations: Champaign, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Department: 06 - 08 - Production Planning

Date Published: 05-Aug-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Kraft Heinz- the company

As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies- we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands.

Some are iconic masterbrands like Heinz- Kraft and Planters.

Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen.

No matter the brand- we are united under one vision: To Be the Best Food Company- Growing a Better World.

Bringing this vision to life are our 36-000+ teammates around the world- making food people love.

Together- we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger.

And we also stand committed to sustainability- and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day- we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results.

If you’re passionate like us - and ready to create the future- build on storied legacy- and participate as a conscientious global citizen - there’s one thing to do: join us.

Our culture of Ownership- Meritocracy and Collaboration

We’re not afraid to think differently.

Embrace new ideas.

Dream big.

It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work.

It’s true: Our employees are our competitive advantage.

As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve.

You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level.

You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies.

But you won’t do it alone.

This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.


The Materials & Production Scheduling Manager is responsible for receipt- storage and handling of all raw ingredients and packaging supplies purchased for the factory and for receipt- and shipment to distribution center of all finished good produced at the facility.

In addition- responsible for the Material Planning group- this position supplies the factory with raw ingredients and packaging.

Key Responsibilities of the Role

Oversee and lead the implementation of the RMP (Risk Management Process) system and operational standards as outlined in the factory accountability list in order to achieve targeted RCR.

The incumbent is responsible for managing and evaluating the performance of personnel in the Warehouse Department.

Plan- organize- and manage department functions effectively:

Manage inventory (timely- compliance with Company policies- timely reporting- Fifo rotation).

Assure accurate and timely computer system data entry (SAP).

Assure accurate shipping- receiving- and production records.

Assist with hold and recall procedures to assure customer safety in conjunction with Quality

Direct activities to assure that storage requirements for ingredients and finished goods are met.

Assure department personnel safety- training- motivation and effectiveness.

Develop- implement and monitor department goals.

Develop and manage department budget.

Assume all safety- system- and lift truck certification and training.

Maintain proper housekeeping and sanitation.

Coordinates and expedites flow of materials for planned production.

Plan- organize and implement effective communications for/with:

Manages capital and process improvement projects for department.

Department employees.

Other department/employees in facility.

Outside carriers and storage locations.

Factory and corporate management.

External vendors.

Provide leadership for facility by active involvement on Factory Staff and other teams/committees as required.

Provide input into the long-range planning of the facility.

Make effective decisions impacting department- factory budgets- and personnel.

Incumbent also may be required to make decisions impacting Company business and outside agencies or companies- such as USDA- purchasing contracts- product hold/recall- etc.

Administer department and Company policies and procedures as part of the factory management staff.

Financial Controls and Budgeting: Responsible for providing leadership and guidance during budget building with constant emphasis on practical business and financial responsibility.

Interprets company policies to workers and enforces policies and safety regulations.

Human resource responsibilities will include departmental interviewing/evaluating/hiring prospective employees- goal setting- performance evaluation- employee relations- consistent administration of policies and procedures- training- recognition- EEO/AAP- Labor Relations commitment/opportunities and compliance with internal and external requirements.

Training and Safety – Provide a safe and healthful work environment for all personnel through consistent support of the company’s Kraft Heinz Safety Process.

Oversee safety processes including- but not limited to- goal setting- hazard recognition- and elimination- administration of safety procedures and corresponding corrective action- area inspection- job skills- and compliance training- accident investigation and safety meetings.


Bachelors level degree is highly preferred

5 years’ supervisory experience is required- preferably in warehousing.

2-5 years of experience in supply chain- logistical- warehousing or distribution is required

Working knowledge of financial and budgetary experience.

SAP experience preferred

Ability to multitask and work in a team oriented fast-paced environment.

Excellent interpersonal- organizational- planning- presentation and facilitation skills.

Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and strategic planning.

Incumbent must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to deal with both internal and external customers.

In-depth knowledge of State and Federal rules/regulations such as EEO- OSHA- FDA- USDA.

Ability to identify and solve problems.

Must be able to work flexible hours; days- afternoons- midnights- overtime and weekend work.

Project management skills.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact [email protected] for assistance.

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