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Manager Engineering

Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz

Administration, Software Engineering
Elst, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Job Description

As Engineering Manager you are part of the management Team in Elst. You will lead and motivate the engineering team to ensure they reach their full potential. You manage the capex budget and capex masterplan to ensure the site continuously improves every year and complies with engineering and financial standards within the Kraft Heinz company.

In brief, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the site capex budget and ensure compliance with the capex masterplan

  • Ensuring correct project handover to the rest of the departments

  • Analysing and preparing facilities studies relative to plant areas

  • Managing and executing capital projects

  • Managing a team of about 10 project engineers and supporting them in reaching their full potential

  • Liaising with suppliers to support the development of capital engineering designs

  • Working together with R&D, QA, EHS and Operations to align projects with functional demands

  • Managin CAR preparation and approval


Hard Skills
Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.

  • Education
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Food Technology, Engineering or related field
  • Work Experience
    • Relevant work experience for at least 5-7 years in a management role in food capital engineering
  • Knowledge
    • PC software packages, Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Language Knowledge
    • Able to communicate fluently in English (both written and spoken) and Dutch (both written and spoken)

Professional Attributes

  • Team player
    • Achieving results is nice, but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player, which means you’re sometimes a leader, sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.
  • Communication Skills and good stakeholder management
    • At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management, no matter your level. Therefore, it’s important you have excellent communication skills, to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.
  • Good leadership and decision-making skills
  • Good planning skills
  • Takes action and responsibility

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea, please let us know and we can set it in action!



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