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Operations Supervisor

Location: Stockton, California, USA

Reference: R-37817

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

HeinzSeed- a worldwide leader in hybrid processing tomato research and development- is looking for an Operations Supervisor to assist in overseeing all aspects of tomato seed processing. This position will work under the Manager of Quality and Operations and supervise the Operations team to ensure that tomato seed is being processed to the highest standard for sale to customers around the world.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Implement new treatment protocols for seed disinfection
  • Monitor treatment- sizing- and packaging of tomato seed and develop action plans for non-conformances
  • Refine SOPs for seed operations ensuring standardized practices are in place
  • Ensure compliance to Federal and State laws for seed posterity samples
  • Working with purchasing to ensure stock is on-hand for all supplies
  • Ensure accuracy and contribute to entering of seed processing and quality data
  • Contribute to and lead implementation of capital projects
  • Adhere to KHMS (KraftHeinz Management System)- 5S- and Lean principles


  • Maintain inventory and quality of parental seed lines including purity and germination
  • Schedule treatment- processing- and testing of parental seed lines
  • Develop forecasts and/or appropriate production plans to mitigate risk and achieve production target amounts while coordinating with various stakeholders
  • Lead and/or contribute to various projects and initiatives to improve seed quality



  • Broad knowledge of seed treatment- milling- and packaging processes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics 365 or NAV
  • Ability to write or follow written standard operating procedures- good manufacturing practices- safety regulations- and corporate policies.
  • Able to work independently- acting with sense of urgency and as an owner


  • BS in agronomy- crop sciences- or supply chain management
  • Experience supervising a team or 5+ years relevant industry experience highly preferred

Individual Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Able to work independently- acting with sense of urgency and as an owner
  • Strong communication skills with comfort in speaking with business stakeholders

Mindset & Behaviors

  • Passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration- transparency- safety- and trust
  • Not afraid to “roll up sleeves”; seeks to go beyond comfort to learn & pushes teams to do the same
  • Empowers others to fail- learn- and grow with an experimental mindset to drive innovation

Additional Information

  • Comfortable lifting 50 lbs
  • Standing up to 8 hours
  • Comfortable working with plant matter and soil
  • Driving for up to 4 hours per day


Please click HERE to learn more and to apply online.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.


More positions from: HeinzSeed

Posted from May 4, 2021 until November 4, 2021
SeedQuest reference number: 127896

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country where the position is located.

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