Global Manufacturing Trainee Program
Chicago, IL 
Posted 1 day 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!

Job Description

Global Manufacturing Trainee (GMT) Program - US

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, with more than 200 brands created and loved globally. You know the icons like Heinz Ketchup, Kraft Mac and Cheese, and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. And you've heard the buzz about breakthrough sensations like Just Crack an Egg and Primal Kitchen.

No matter the brand, we unite under one vision:To Sustainably Grow by Delighting More Consumers Globally. Bringing that vision to life are our 38,000-plus teammates worldwide, who make not just food but a real impact. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. And we stand committed to sustainability and the health of our planet and its people. If you're passionate and ready to shape the future - there's one thing to do: Join us!

Why us?

Challenging the status quo takes talent! We're transforming the food industry by growing a global team of food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers. You'll not only work with and help grow some of the world's most iconic and beloved brands, but you'll have the chance to leave your mark on them. As part of the Kraft Heinz family, you're recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance. Seize the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. Count on others to live our values alongside you. This is where teamwork thrives, and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

Bring your appetite for more!

As a Kraft Heinz Global Manufacturing Trainee (GMT), you're hand-selected by our Operations and Manufacturing Executive Leadership team to participate in a 10-month immersive program that will allow you to make a real and genuine contribution from the start to our Manufacturing and Operations teams.

As GMTs, you will learn directly from Kraft Heinz leaders and fully immerse yourself into plant operations within Kraft Heinz. You will have the opportunity to learn about and make an impact across the entire manufacturing function. As a Kraft Heinz Global Manufacturing Trainee, you will be adding value as a full-time employee from day one, doing real work, and delivering real results.

During the 10-month program, GMTs can expect a thorough onboarding experience to learn about Kraft Heinz, our mission, and Kraft Heinz manufacturing model. GMTs will then spend their time in the program working on a project in the plant, obtaining their Lean Six Sigma certification, and completing their continuous improvement project for their Lean Six Sigma certification. Additionally, GMTs will have frequent exposure to our Manufacturing and Operations leaders, including our Head of North America Operations and Global Chief Supply Chain Officer. You will also receive mentorship from previous GMTs, attend social events with your cohort, and have the opportunity to travel to Chicago for Leadership Week in January.

The GMTs will spend their program primarily in one of the following manufacturing plants: Champaign, IL; Newberry, SC; Lowville, NY; Springfield, MO; Davenport, IA; Muscatine, IA; Fremont, OH; Holland, MI; Dover, DE; Garland, TX; Kirksville, SC; Columbia, SC; and upon graduation from the program, will be placed into a Manufacturing position at one of our US plants with an opportunity to immediately take on responsibilities and make an impact.

You should join us at our table if you are:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree with an expected graduation date between December 2022 - June 2023

  • Available to start in July 2023

  • Able and willing to work at one or more of our plant facilities in the US during and following the program

  • Passionate about supply chain, manufacturing, and driving operational excellence

  • A creative and efficient problem solver

  • Able to continuously improve processes and outputs

  • Willing to challenge the status quo

  • Able to simplify the complex and bring others along with you

  • Focused on operating with empathy and care while delivering results

Kraft Heinz is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for our opportunities, regardless of race, religion, faith, creed, age, ethnicity, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact: .

Location(s)Chicago/Aon Center

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 contactHRCompliance@kraftheinz.comfor assistance.

It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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