Head of Environmental (International)

Kraft Heinz

Amsterdam, , NL

Kraft Heinz, The Company

As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic  brands like Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Kraft Peanut Butter, Kraft Dinner and Heinz Ketchup. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like CRAVE. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World. Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us — and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen — there’s one thing to do join us.

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true Our employees are our competitive advantage.

As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

Job Description

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

Working across International Operations covering the 41 International facilities, the Head of Environment – International is the technical expert for the assessment of technologies and development of management systems for all Environmental Compliance and Sustainability in Manufacturing i.e.  

  • Water Risk and optimisation
  • Wastewater compliance and improvement
  • Carbon management schemes
  • By-Products and Waste minimization 
  • Sustainability technologies and practices

Defining and managing adequate investment across the Environmental and Sustainability profiles to ensure legal compliance and improved performance (Sustainability Indexes) and increased revenue (By-Products).

Driving the organisations Sustainability Culture and Leadership at all levels of the organisation.

Key Activities

Develop Kraft Heinz Management System (KHMS) EHS Pillar as best practice for Environment & Sustainability Management across International Zone Lead the International By-Products team Support the development of the Environmental strategy to ensure legal compliance and best practice development Identify key investment requirements to ensure legal compliance and Sustainability improvements across International zone Manage prioritization of International Environment Capex master plans and Zone Annual Operating Plans (AOP’s)

Hard Skills

  • Education
    • Masters Degree qualified in Environmental or Sustainability Discipline
  • Work Experience
    • Senior Leadership role defining strategy
    • Over 5 years of experience in an international environment, preferable within Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Automotive or FMCG industry
    • Management / responsibility for multiple numbers of manufacturing sites spanning multiple countries
    • Experience of multi-national environments and cultures
    • Worked within a matrix organization
  • Knowledge
    • Risk management systems
    • Technical Environmental knowledge e.g. Water purification, Wastewater technologies, Waste management and Recycling techniques, Carbon management and accounting, Sustainability reporting
    • Environmental regulations
    • Sustainability trends and global topics
  • Language Knowledge
    • English – fluent

Other international language – an advantage

Scope of role (Country, Zone, Global)

International (41 factories, 17 countries / 19hr Time zone)

Planning and Organisational Skills

Strategic and Tactical planning required

Stakeholders (Main functions and levels of interaction)

Head of Mfg International CoE

Global Environment Director

Head of Supplies – 5 Regions

Head of Capital – International

Head of KHMS

International Ops PMO

Business impact (Cost impact; NSV, ZBB, OPS Cost)

KHC Legal compliance and reputation

Ops cost

Freedom to act (Level of decision making)

Autonomous – Technical direction for Environment within International zone

Type of escalations

Regulatory enforcement e.g. fines, orders

Major incidents e.g. pollution, reputational risks