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Senior Manager, IT - Manufacturing

Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz

Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Job Description

This role will be the Manufacturing IT lead for KraftHeinz responsible for the S/4 SAP deployment of manufacturing and quality management systems. KraftHeinz operates 70+ manufacturing facilities globally and maintains a portfolio of production planning and quality systems. This role will oversee KraftHeinz suite of Quality Management Systems such as: SAP PP, QM, iQS, LIMS. 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 quality management 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 quality 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 QMS.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Information Technology, engineering related field preferred)
  • 5+ years’ experience in manufacturing, quality 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, QM, 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.