WELCOME TO THE NZ KRAFT HEINZ WATTIE’S TECHNICAL GRADUATE PROGRAMME
This programme will be split into an Induction and Technical Placement. Both technical and corporate graduates will join together for 4-weeks of cross-functional learning across ANZ sites. From there the Technical Graduates will be located at one of the KH Operational Sites, most likely within the Hawke’s Bay.
During your first week induction, you will be introduced to each division in Kraft Heinz NZ, working alongside your ANZ graduate peers (both technical and corporate) to complete a range of onboarding case studies to get to know the business. 2020 induction was held in Melbourne, Freshwater Place, with plans to have 2021 programme induction also here.
NZ Head Office & Field
You will then return to Auckland to spend the next 2-weeks back at the Head Office and on the frontline, heading in-store with our Territory Managers. You will be exposed to our Marketing, Finance and Category Development teams, whilst also getting the opportunity to see the Field team negotiate with Customer (supermarket) buyers.
From Auckland you will travel to Hastings to spend a week at our 3 factories in the area, including our largest site in NZ. This week will provide insight into the behind the scenes operations, building your end-to-end knowledge of Kraft Heinz and the FMCG industry.
Some highlights of past Graduate onsite visits:
Walking the production lines with Manufacturing
The opportunity to mirror managers in the biggest cannery in the southern hemisphere
A visit to the crops to watch the Agriculture team in action
Exposure to innovation with R&D, creating new recipes for our beloved brands
An understanding of how we deliver the highest standard products to our customers with Quality team
A tour of the National Distribution Center to see the Supply Chain in action
PLACEMENT AND PROJECT
Following this you will go into the third phase of the programme, you will be assigned to a function within the technical space in Hastings working within the team on their Rituals and Routines. During this time, you will work on a 10-month project which you will present to the business at the end of the year.
Research and Development