Updating Results

Kraft Heinz Company New Zealand

3.1
  • #3 in Retail, sales and consumer goods
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

2022 International Supply Chain Graduate Program

Auckland, Dunedin, Tomoana, Christchurch

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job

Application dates

Applications Open
4 Feb 2021
Applications Close
22 Mar 2021

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Economics
C
Communication & Media Studies
Creative Arts (all other)
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Design & User Experience
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Science
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
Spatial Science
Veterinary Science

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.

We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Heinz, Kraft, Bull's-Eye, HP, Lea and Perrins, Quero, ABC, Master, Banquete, Plasmon, Orlando, Benedicta, Honig, Pudliszki, Wattie’s among others.

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 & 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.

Job Description

Our Kraft Heinz International Supply Chain & Manufacturing Graduate Program is a functional program for graduates seeking an exciting career in Operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering and/or Quality.

Commencing January 2022 in one of our manufacturing sites across New Zealand (Hawke’s Bay, Auckland, Christchurch or Dunedin), you will join the ANZ cohort of our Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing Trainee Program. Designed to broaden your knowledge of how a multinational food company operates, the 12-month program includes:

  • Intensive, hands-on onboarding focused on our Operations & Supply Chain functions, complemented by a Commercial bootcamp focused on Marketing, Sales and Category
  • Training in Six Sigma Belt, Kraft Heinz Manufacturing Excellence Program and a range of other foundational business training
  • A factory Team Leader assignment, where you will develop a deep understanding of our manufacturing processes while also strengthening your leadership skills
  • A site-based efficiency/productivity improvement Business Project where you can apply your learnings to create real business impact

This 12-month program will prepare you to transition into an Operations Management or Technical Expertise path at one of our factories following graduation from the program.

What we’ll give you

  • Fast-tracked career progression – Real responsibility from day one, leading teams and working on projects with real business impact
  • International exposure – You’ll be part of our Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing Trainee Program cohort, working closely with our UK and Netherlands-based Centres of Excellence and cohort of graduates across Europe, South America & Asia.
  • Training & Development – Strong personal & professional development including technical training, leadership experience, and regular mentorship from senior leaders

What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree completed in 2020 or 2021 – Engineering, Science & Supply Chain are advantageous, however this program is open to graduates from any discipline
  • Full, ongoing working rights in New Zealand at time of application
  • Willingness to move across functional areas, and relocate to different cities / rural areas or countries
  • Strong extra-curricular achievements that reflect a proactive attitude and ownership
  • Passionate about being challenged daily and ready to constantly learn, develop and grow

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
A key long-term goal I aim to achieve is to see a product on shelf that I saw through from ideation to commercialisation. 

Alyssia Santilli

  • Graduate stories
A key long-term goal I aim to achieve is to see a product on shelf that I saw through from ideation to commercialisation. 

Alyssia Santilli

  • Graduate stories
Currently, my areas of responsibility include helping to manage the Business Development channel. As a channel, BD is focussed on emerging retail accounts.

Tiernan Lean

  • Graduate stories
Currently, my areas of responsibility include helping to manage the Business Development channel. As a channel, BD is focussed on emerging retail accounts.

Tiernan Lean

  • Graduate stories
A key long-term goal I aim to achieve is to see a product on shelf that I saw through from ideation to commercialisation. 

Alyssia Santilli

  • Graduate stories
A key long-term goal I aim to achieve is to see a product on shelf that I saw through from ideation to commercialisation. 

Alyssia Santilli

  • Graduate stories
Currently, my areas of responsibility include helping to manage the Business Development channel. As a channel, BD is focussed on emerging retail accounts.

Tiernan Lean

  • Graduate stories
Currently, my areas of responsibility include helping to manage the Business Development channel. As a channel, BD is focussed on emerging retail accounts.

Tiernan Lean