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Shanshan Liu

Management Trainee Experience: Shanshan Liu

I am Shanshan, Management Trainee based in Melbourne. I completed my studies in accounting, finance and international management in Sydney. Prior to the program, I worked a four month internship in the marketing team focusing on soup category. Travelling is my biggest passion outside of work, I have been impressed by the culture and food that different places have brought me.

Over the first three weeks of my journey as a management trainee at KHC, I have felt welcomed, inspired, challenged and informed. Here are two of my key learnings from the three weeks.

1.The importance of staying hungry, staying foolish.

It might sound clichéd, but in the past a few weeks I really understood the importance of staying hungry and foolish. I don’t know everything, it might even be that I didn’t know anything when I first started at Kraft Heinz but I know that the steep learning curve has just begun. The presentations and case studies we received from various functions really helped me put all the puzzles together, and at the same time I was surprised by how much you could learn from people with different backgrounds.

2.The importance of building connections.

From Bruno’s welcome speech to talking to the operation guys in the Echuca baby food factory, getting to know how a banana custard pouch is cooked, filled and packed, I have to say that Kraft Heinz is a fascinating place with talented and genuinely nice people. Over the past five months, I have been impressed with the number of people who are willing to go out of their way to provide me with assistance. Undoubtedly, I have benefited immensely from the connections I have made so far!

The past three weeks have been great and I can’t wait to take up the next challenge!