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Manager, IT - Manufacturing

Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz

Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Job Description

Manager, IT – Mfg. Maintenance
This role will be the Manufacturing IT lead for KraftHeinz responsible for the S/4 SAP deployment of manufacturing and plant maintenance systems. KraftHeinz operates 70+ manufacturing facilities globally and maintains a portfolio of production planning and maintenance systems. This role will oversee KraftHeinz suite of plant maintenance such as: SAP PP, PM, Rizing Hydrogen. This position will work closely with all internal and external business partners to understand future-state strategies and provide key input for shaping systems designs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the workstream responsible for the design and deployment of all KraftHeinz plant maintenance systems globally including ERP transition from SAP ECC to SAP S/4

  • This workstream includes working with internal and external customers to capture business requirements and apply these requirements to systems design and implementation.

  • Partnership with external contractors responsible for systems project management, implementation, and integration

  • Provide tactical guidance to program leads on the direction and design of manufacturing and plant maintenance systems globally, particularly in the SAP S/4 Space

  • Be a key subject matter expert in solution shaping of systems enhancements.

  • Provide tactical guidance all aspects of systems implementation such as: blueprinting, financial estimation and tracking, communication, development, testing, training, and hypercare support.

  • Be the focal point for project issue identification and resolution for plant maintenance and MRO.

  • Work with program leads on the preparation of conversion plans identifying all necessary tasks, dependencies, responsible parties, and timeline for successful implementation.

  • Communicate effectively to all interested parties throughout project lifecycle.


  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing, plant maintenance and/or production planning or information technology related field

  • Relevant experience in a role on a software implementation project is advantageous.

  • Relevant experience with SAP S/4 HANA very advantageous. Specifically, SAP suit of solutions: PP, PM, MM

  • High standard of communication skills expected both oral and written

  • High standard of initiative and ability to work through issues expected

  • High standard of organization to plan and complete tasks in priority order expected

  • Expected travel approximately 30 – 40%


Guangzhou - Jinhui Building, Shanghai - Central Park, Huangpu

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