Full Job Description
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. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, 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.
We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.
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 & 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.
The Manager, Finance – Manufacturing Capabilities will be a key finance role to support the company's efforts to deliver savings commitments throughout Manufacturing operations. This role reports to the Associate Director, Finance – Manufacturing Capabilities and will work to increase visibility into manufacturing performance across Kraft Heinz’s 40+ factories. The Manager will work under the direction of the Associate Director and will lead factory teams in rituals and routines and process improvement and cost savings initiatives. The Manager will also assist in the budget, forecast, and results reporting process.
Key Components of the Role
Establish efficient financial processes (monthly results reporting, budgeting, forecasts)
Lead factory teams in rituals and routines and process improvement initiatives
Travel independently to plants to lead cost savings initiatives
Participate in the annual budget process and monthly forecast process; focused on identifying risks and opportunities
Review analytical projects from Sr. Analysts identifying potential savings and give input on which projects are most viable. Determine subsequent project plans and timelines.
Partner with factory teams to integrate budgets and forecasts into business review
Lead training and change management initiatives across the organization to improve manufacturing capabilities
Support factory results roll up to consolidated Manufacturing Pod results. Review report submissions from factories and challenge assumptions and forecasts
Assist Associate Director with consolidating the monthly Manufacturing results deck for leadership review
Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting preferred
Minimum 3 years’ Excel mastery and financial systems acumen
Minimum 3 years’ Financial Planning / Forecasting experience
Influencing skills and ability to work across the organization required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity