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.
Manager, Finance – Wholesale Area
Location: Chicago, IL
The Manager is responsible for leading all Sales Finance Planning (PPM) activities and routines across two Customer Sales Team directly supporting Sales leadership. The Manager leverages a data driven analytical approach to build and optimize a P&L that delivers Net Sales and Profit growth for Kraft Heinz. Through collaboration with the Sales Customer VPs, the Manager acts as the right hand driving execution of the recommended strategies. The Manager maintains financial controls to ensure trade spending is accurately forecasted, consistent with strategy guidelines, and within budget.
Serve as a key business partner for the customer field sales teams on accounting and finance related questions
Serve as a primary liaison between field sales, Business Units, and HQ Revenue Management to ensure effective communication and execution of trade strategies
Utilize analytical frameworks and ROI analysis to identify opportunities to optimize pricing/promotion; influence Sales leadership to implement recommendations
Lead the monthly Customer P&L forecasting and reporting processes, clearly articulating drivers of P&L change to Sales and Finance senior leadership
Support the annual planning process through validation of YOY drivers of demand, trade budgeting, and assist the development of initiatives to achieve targets
Develop and maintain financial controls to ensure visibility to and accuracy of the monthly trade spend forecast
Provide customer specific external analysis to identify areas of improvement
Assist Customer VPs in preparation of joint business plan investment proposals or strategic investments and subsequent customer negotiations
Analyzes non-working trade data, bringing attention to drivers of trends and partnering with support teams on solutions
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance/Accounting, or Economics
MBA preferred, but not required
3-5 years of experience in finance, analytics, or accounting
Sales, Commercial strategy and/or trade promotion experience preferred
Analytical skills and ability to quickly learn analytical modeling tools and techniques
Disciplined approach toward execution, attention to detail, and ability to navigate within large and complex data environments
Ability to effectively summarize complex information and influence results
Flexibility and adaptability to prioritize and handle multiple workstreams
Strong oral and written communication skills, including reporting and presentation skills
Influence cross-functional partners
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity