The Kraft Heinz Company
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Chicago, IL

Group Lead- Experience Design at The Kraft Heinz Company (Chicago, IL)

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Employer Provided Salary: $125,400-$156,800 Annually
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Description & Requirements
What do we bring to the table?
  • Benefits begin immediately upon hire
  • Fully customizable medical plans (HRA- HSA- FSA)- up to 5 carrier choices by location
  • Prescription (Rx) card
  • Full suite of additional plans: vision- dental- life- disability- adoption/family planning reimbursement- childcare- parental leave
  • LiveWell lifestyle/well-being discount and rewards program (for example- $50 subsidy for fitness tracker)
  • 401(k) matching + extra 3% freebie company contribution
  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
  • Award-winning Ownerversity learning & development resource library
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental health support
  • Learn more about life #hereatKraftHeinz on our YouTube channel !

Who we are
We're one of the world's largest food and beverage companies and a trusted producer of high-quality- great-tasting- and nutritious foods- earning us a spot on 97% of American household tables. As the guardians of our beloved brands and the creators of innovative products- we're dedicated To Sustainably Grow by Delighting More Consumers Globally.
Today- The Kraft Heinz Company is building a new legacy by investing in a robust Digital infrastructure to revolutionize the food and beverage industry. We are on a journey to create a digitally-powered- agile-enterprise - all while honoring a 150-year heritage and a portfolio of 200 iconic brands. At the heart of this journey is our ambition to create an environment where powerful AI solutions augment humans and where small mission-based teams relentlessly pursue tangible solutions for our consumers- customers- and the enterprise.
That ambition requires us to create a modern cloud and data ecosystem - a one of its kind that becomes the neural network of our company. We want you to bring your tech-self to us. We use Python- R- Spark- React- Tableau- Snowflake- Azure- and others to solve our business challenges. You can look forward to high-impact- no bureaucracy- entrepreneurial work - done in small teams - and a unique opportunity to create something bold- something awesome- something inventive -- and something globally impactful.
Group Lead- Experience Design
The Group Lead for Experience Design is a leadership role requiring a systems-level thinker and design strategist at heart. You partner closely with the Head of Design to craft a vision of enterprise transformation that is oriented around delivering an exceptional data- insights and analytics platform experience for internal teams. Through collaborations with parallel teams and management of direct reports you will be hands-on leading that vision through socialization- ideation and brainstorming- research- design- testing and deployment. Your objective is to answer the question; "How might we create a flawless end-to-end enterprise experience across every single touchpoint- bridging gaps across digital and analogue to deliver sustained- quantifiable value for one of the worlds most beloved brands".
The Digital Revolution- Enterprise Design practice is entering an exciting period of growth. You will assume a leadership role in developing strategic partnerships- both internally and externally to position human-centered design thinking at the forefront of our innovation. This role will be responsible for managing direct reports.
You will:
  • Inject design into the product development lifecycle through each stage: ideation- concepting- feasibility- development- deployment- QA- analysis.
  • Lead formal usability testing sessions (on-site and remote).
  • Conduct user research by using and/or creating personas- behavioral archetypes- site maps- user flows- user interviews- card sorting- hero journeys- competitive audits and market research.
  • Lead service design/mapping/blueprinting exercises.
  • Assume a research-based approach when building out wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes for review- stakeholder signoff and handoff to engineering.
  • Demonstrate excellence in presenting designs and defending solutions with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions- IA/sitemap development.
  • Apply user-centered design- behavioral pattern development and human factors standards as the lens through which all projects are approached and solutions presented.
  • Demonstrate a deep industry knowledge of web and mobile design standards to inform decision-making and elevation of the broader team- methodically defining our standards for the design practice at Kraft Heinz.

Who you are
  • Proven SaaS experience
  • A critical- confident and clear voice for UX and design-centered thinking within Kraft Heinz.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Capable of verbally defending and compromising on design solutions- embracing an agile- iterative approach to excellence when necessary.
  • Demonstrate the skills to empathize with users.
  • Able to apply a keen business sense in understanding the balance between perfection and deployment obligations.
  • Ability to solution across devices- frameworks- platforms- responsive states etc.
  • Expertise working within and contributing to design systems that consistently scale across platforms.
  • Prior experience leading people and teams.
  • Deep understanding of BI/Analytics- data visualization design and report modeling.
  • Figma- Adobe Creative Suite- Tableau- PowerBI- React- Microstrategy.

We're accelerating our ambition to become a best-in-class Digital leader by making data-driven investments that drive smarter business decisions. As the guardians of 200 beloved brands and the creators of innovative products- we're dedicated To Sustainably Grow by Delighting More Consumers Globally. What we build today helps bring joy to customers- consumers- and communities around the world tomorrow. Ready to build the future of food- now? Have a seat at our table and join our Digital Revolution.
Ready to help future-proof our legacy? Join our table- and Let's Make Life Delicious!
Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position.
This is a hybrid role- based out of our Chicago office. 3 days per week in the office.
We hope to find you a seat at our table!
About Us
Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.
Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.
Why Us
We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.
Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.
Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment
We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.
Base Salary Range: $125,400.00 - $156,800.00
Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact [email protected].
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What are The Kraft Heinz Company Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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