From trying to transform packaged food giant Kraft Heinz in an era of organic food eaters to plotting future deals to rubbing elbows with billionaire Warren Buffett, Hees has a lot on his plate. Hees tells TheStreet he has liked working with Buffett because of his super long-term focus.
TheStreet sat down with Hees to discuss Kraft Heinz's future. Below are several excerpts from the interview.
"Look, we dream big and that's not going to go away," Hees says. "We like solid brands, we like businesses that could travel internationally and be global and we like businesses with synergies that you can capture and then reinvest."
The like-able, hard-working, data driven Hees isn't joking around here. Kraft Heinz made a $143 billion play last year for consumer products giant Unilever (UL) - Get Unilever PLC Sponsored ADR Report , which was quickly rebuffed.
Hees declined to say if a deal was coming within the next year. But he really hammered home the importance of finding the right strategic fit, whether it's a small or large company.
Watch TheStreet's full interview with Hees below.