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Kraft Heinz Company Australia

4.7
  • #4 in Retail, sales and consumer goods
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About Kraft Heinz Company Australia

  • Retail, Sales & Consumer Goods

What it does: Makes life delicious

Staff stats: 36,000+ globally

The good bits: The opportunity to work all over the world, growth platform to make an impact

The not so good bits: Limited work-life balance

Hiring grads with degrees in: Engineering, Maths, IT & Computer Sciences; Finance, Accounting, Economics & Business  Administration; Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences; Sciences

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The Kraft Heinz story

As the name suggests, the Kraft Heinz Company came into being following the merger of Kraft Foods Group and Heinz in 2015. Kraft was founded by a Canadian American cheese seller called James L. Kraft in 1903. By the time of the merger, it was a giant American food manufacturing and processing conglomerate headquartered in Chicago. Its products were sold in over 170 countries.

Heinz was founded by Pennsylvanian entrepreneur Henry J. Heinz in 1869. By the time of the merger it was, like Kraft, a behemoth, manufacturing food products on six continents and selling its famous brands – Golden Circle, Greenseas, Heinz, HP Sauce and Weight Watchers – across 200 countries. The merger resulted in a food industry leviathan with a commanding grip on the beverage, convenience food, dairy food and snack food industries.

Today, Kraft Heinz are one of the largest global food and beverage companies, with a portfolio that is a diverse mix of iconic and emerging brands. In 2019 we generated $25bn in net sales and have offices and sites based in over 40 countries. As the guardians of over 200 brands and the creators of innovative products, we're dedicated to the sustainable health of our people and our planet.

The culture

We're committed to making life delicious for our people, our consumers, and our communities worldwide. Being one of the world's leading food and beverage companies is a privilege and a huge responsibility. We walk in our purpose by living our values, which make up our common language, define our shared culture, and reflect the company we're working to become each day.

Kraft Heinz hold themselves accountable. Employees act as owners each day, showing commitment and believe in the cause, making decisions and treating the business as if it were their own. They take responsibility for actions and results, in pursuit of building something together far bigger than them individually. They’re not a suit and tie organization and rely on employees being truly consumer obsessed to ensure great products reach their tables. To get an inside peek into the culture at Kraft Heinz, read the ‘Day in the life of’ article here.

Kraft Heinz Products

Social contribution

One of the Kraft Heinz core values is ‘We Do the Right Thing’. This applies to every decision made and the environmental and social responsibilities that they hold as one of the largest food and beverages manufacturing companies.

Their Vision: To Sustainably Grow by Delighting More Consumers Globally, ensures that they are committed to responsible, sustainable practices extending to every facet of our business. The Kraft Heinz ESG (environmental & social governance) strategy prioritizes the issues that matter most to the company’s business and stakeholders, focusing on areas that have the greatest impact.

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Responsible Sourcing
  • Healthy Living & community support

It highlights the commitment to transparency and provides detail for stakeholders, consumers and customers on progress to date against their ESG Commitments.

The recruitment process

Challenging the status quo takes talent. So Kraft Heinz is growing a global team of food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers to reimagine the future of food and beverage. Interested in taking a seat at the table? Bring your appetite for more and explore some of the teams driving change and innovation at Kraft Heinz. Applicants with any undergrad degree are encouraged to apply. However, you’ll need to be ambitious, hard-working, passionate, self-starting and willing to move across functional areas and relocate to different cities or countries. You should enjoy a challenge, like learning new things and aspire to be a future leader.  

They are actively ensuring that they attract a diverse set of candidates and interrupt biases in the hiring practices, creating a talent pipeline that better reflects the communities where we do business. The application process includes opportunities to overcome any potential unconscious biases of our hiring mangers – using Artificial Intelligence to help screen candidates or implementing blind resume reviews.

When you apply, you can expect to take part in a video assessment, logical testing, an engagement centre day and one-on-one interviews with executive leadership. The process starts with an online application.

Remuneration

Kraft Heinz doesn’t provide any public information about the salary and benefits its trainees can expect. Judging by the reports of other employees, you should expect to earn a salary at or above the industry average and have access to discretionary bonuses or a profit-sharing scheme (if not immediately, then later in your career). Additionally, a wide range of soft benefits (think gym memberships, healthcare and company discounts) will be made available to make your life more delicious.

Career prospects

Kraft Heinz is serious about its culture of Owners. If you work hard and perform strongly you can expect to progress and learn quickly and, quite possibly, find yourself working all over the world. Disrupters, step forward.

The vibe of the place

If you’re a go-getter with an ownership mentality, ready for a fast-paced challenge you should find the Kraft Heinz culture exciting to be part of.  

From the Employer:

Our purpose is to Make Life Delicious.

We walk in our Purpose by living our Values. These six core beliefs bring our Purpose to life. They make up our common language, define our shared culture – and reflect the Company we're working to become each day.

Each of our six Values start with WE – a commitment our people make to each other and to consumers around the world. Being one of the world's leading food and beverage companies is a privilege – and a huge responsibility. Times and tastes may change, but the core Values that shape who we are never will.

Kraft Heinz Values at work

Our Talent gets BIG Opportunities - We believe in taking chances on those that deliver results.

Our people are our sustainable advantage, and this is a culture that encourages growth for anyone that delivers! Whatever your role, wherever in the world, the opportunity is there to do something special and be part of something big! We have openings across various functions within our business; Supply Chain, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Quality, Research and Development, Legal and Audit.

We offer a 12-month fast track program, placing our graduates into a role that will provide them with exposure to all business functions. Graduates are immersed in real jobs with measurable KPIs and business targets. We provide an intensive, challenging and rewarding experience that will set our graduates up for a high-profile career.

If you share a passion for our company & culture and have drive and determination to succeed in a dynamic industry, this is the graduate program for you.

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.7
Overall score based on 9 reviews
They Score Best in…
9.1
Career Prospects
9.1
Office Work Environment
8.1
Recruitment
9.2
Work Hours
9.1
Career Prospects
9.1
Office Work Environment
8.1
Recruitment
9.2
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • You get a lot of responsibility quickly, you can really make your mark. The community is also fantastic, everyone is willing to help each other out. If you're happy to talk to people outside of your area, you can meet lots of people who are very experienced and knowledgeable.
  • Everyone looks out for one another and wants to achieve a common goal.
  • Quick career progression High level of responsibility from day 1. Easy to implement changes and suggest improvements. Work environment super friendly.
  • Culture is fantastic, all employees are approachable and easy to work with!
  • Accelerated Growth
  • Need to be more forward thinking with innovation
  • Lean structure therefore high workload and manual job.
  • Employee Support
  • Sometimes difficult to keep up with the pace of the organization (and industry)

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Melbourne
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

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


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Leeyarna Kanniappan

Leeyarna Kanniappan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Bachelor of Science (Physiology) from Monash Univerity in 2019 and is now working as a Field Sales Graduate at Kraft Heinz.
  • Day in the life

Leeyarna Kanniappan

Leeyarna Kanniappan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Bachelor of Science (Physiology) from Monash Univerity in 2019 and is now working as a Field Sales Graduate at Kraft Heinz.
  • Day in the life

Annie Wright

Annie Wright graduated with a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts (Management and Human Rights) from Monash University in 2019 and is now working as a Supply Chain Graduate at Kraft Heinz.
  • Day in the life

Annie Wright

Annie Wright graduated with a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts (Management and Human Rights) from Monash University in 2019 and is now working as a Supply Chain Graduate at Kraft Heinz.
  • Day in the life

Leeyarna Kanniappan

Leeyarna Kanniappan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Bachelor of Science (Physiology) from Monash Univerity in 2019 and is now working as a Field Sales Graduate at Kraft Heinz.
  • Day in the life

Leeyarna Kanniappan

Leeyarna Kanniappan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Bachelor of Science (Physiology) from Monash Univerity in 2019 and is now working as a Field Sales Graduate at Kraft Heinz.
  • Day in the life

Annie Wright

Annie Wright graduated with a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts (Management and Human Rights) from Monash University in 2019 and is now working as a Supply Chain Graduate at Kraft Heinz.
  • Day in the life

Annie Wright

Annie Wright graduated with a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts (Management and Human Rights) from Monash University in 2019 and is now working as a Supply Chain Graduate at Kraft Heinz.

Videos


KH International Management Trainee Program

Disruptions - step forward. Applications are open for Kraft Heinz International Management Trainee Program.

Join our Global Manufacturing Trainee Program

Our Global Manufacturing Trainee Program is a departure from the ordinary training experience. We immerse talented and driven people in our business and fast-track them for big roles in our company. We offer trainee programs all over the globe as it serves as a critical talent pipeline for the organization.

KH International Management Trainee Program

Disruptions - step forward. Applications are open for Kraft Heinz International Management Trainee Program.

Join our Global Manufacturing Trainee Program

Our Global Manufacturing Trainee Program is a departure from the ordinary training experience. We immerse talented and driven people in our business and fast-track them for big roles in our company. We offer trainee programs all over the globe as it serves as a critical talent pipeline for the organization.

Advice


Kraft Heinz Office Tour at 2 Southbank Boulevard

Take a sneak peek inside Kraft Heinz Company's Melbourne office!

Top tips for graduates applying at Kraft Heinz Company

You’d be hard-pressed to find a graduate who hasn’t heard of Heinz or Kraft Foods Group.

Kraft Heinz Office Tour at 2 Southbank Boulevard

Take a sneak peek inside Kraft Heinz Company's Melbourne office!

Top tips for graduates applying at Kraft Heinz Company

You’d be hard-pressed to find a graduate who hasn’t heard of Heinz or Kraft Foods Group.