About 100 New Zealand jobs are expected to go at Heinz.
The food production company tonight announced a new structure for businesses also in Australia and Papua New Guinea, with the loss of 245 jobs altogether.
There are currently 1600 Heinz staff throughout New Zealand.
The company said reducing its workforce would help it become more flexible and efficient in extremely competitive markets.
Every effort will be made to help affected employees and their families, it said.