Kraft Heinz will cut about 40 jobs in Pittsburgh as the company makes moves to outsource some of its administrative positions, Just-Food.com reported Wednesday.
The laid off staff will leave the company next month, the article said, adding that the reduction in workforce is the result of a program created by the erstwhile Kraft Food Group prior to its merger with HJ Heinz last year.
“Over two years ago, Kraft began moving shared services jobs in accounts payable and other customer service functions to a third-party partner with roles based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, or India. We’re standardizing that model across the merged company. As part of this transition, we’ve created a centralized master data function located in Pittsburgh,” a Kraft Heinz spokesperson told Just-Food. “The result is a net impact of approximately 40 employees in Pittsburgh exiting the company in June.”
The article noted that Kraft Heinz recently reported higher first quarter operating earnings because of improvements in sales volumes and larger than expected margin improvements.