Kraft Heinz: 200 iconic brands and a career for you

Elizabeth Howe
May 14, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Employer of the Week: Kraft Heinz

Photo courtesy of Kraft Heinz

Our Employer of the Week series features one company each week that has made a commitment to hiring and supporting veterans. This week’s employer is the Kraft Heinz Company.

Kraft Heinz is the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth largest in the world with a portfolio of more than 200 iconic brands — eight of which are $1 billion-plus brands. With such large-scale products, it might be surprising to hear that Kraft Heinz also focuses on the individual employee — like veterans. 

"We focus on raising awareness of things that matter to veterans within the company including highlighting the importance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day," said Navy veteran Matt Smith, director of Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts. "We also work to help make sure that veterans are being treated appropriately by partnering with the human resources team to look at our military lead policies."

Beyond working with human resources, veterans at Kraft Heinz have ample opportunity to work with each other through both official and unofficial veterans groups. 

"We have both official and unofficial military culture here at Kraft because veterans are always going to find each other and connect, but we also have official business resource groups and employee resource groups that help codify the veteran relationship," said Smith. 

Kraft Heinz also has specialized recruitment resources in place to help veterans tailor resumes, identify marketable job skills, and find the perfect job fit.

In addition to these recruiting efforts, Kraft Heinz partners with Hirepurpose, a veteran-owned and operated company that matches veterans and service members with civilian careers. These national recruitment efforts are paired with regional plant placements to help veterans across the country start a successful civilian career. 

For more information and resources, visit the Kraft Heinz career page.

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