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.
Director, Finance - Category
The Director of Category Finance serves as the voice of finance across all commercial processes, including, but not limited to, business performance reviews, monthly close process (including analysis and reporting), oversight of commercialization initiatives, development of the strategic plan, and translation of commodity pricing into the P&L. The position interfaces daily with all members of the category team to understand business results and ensure delivery of financial commitments. In addition, the position interacts with the Operations group to support productivity efforts and works with Procurement to align on strategic pricing and risk management strategies.
Key Responsibilities include :
Partners with Marketing to develop and simulate the P&L based on performance, commercialization, and pricing
Leads the AOP and partners with Marketing to analyze and deliver results in MPR
Leads collaboration with the Commodity Procurement Finance team to understand the commodity performance and ensure proper translation of pricing into the P&L
Oversees a team of resources who conduct P&L financial analysis and cost modeling at the individual category level
Co-leads development and implementation of the pricing strategy based on competitive prices and commodities
Develops accurate financial plans and forecasts, ensures thorough understanding of opportunities, risks, and rewards, and influences the business to drive profitable growth
Coaches and develops direct reports to own category-specific finance processes, targets, and deliverables
BS in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration required. MBA preferred.
Minimum of 15 years of experience in Finance/Accounting
Outstanding business acumen, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
Ability to influence cross-functional team members
Motivated self-starter who can effectively work under pressure and manage multiple priorities
Possesses the ability to lead teams and effectively work through others
Team player who manages collaboratively with the ability to influence management, in some cases without authority
Excellent analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity