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Associate Director, Finance - Strategic Planning

Company: Kraft Heinz Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

About Us 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. 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. 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. Job Description Position Summary The Associate Director, Finance - Strategic Planning will be responsible for developing an overall division strategy (both short- and long-term) regarding the financial planning of the Taste, Meals & Away From Home (TMA) division of Kraft Heinz in order to prioritize, focus and initiate on key financial areas that could impact the profitability of the organization. Primary Responsibilities Provides economic analyses, studies, and counsel on all matters of potentially significant financial impact to the company, including economic/competitive trends, pricing, cash flow, product line evaluation, and capital additions Develops long-range budgets and other projective guidelines and measures. This is a high-level analytical position, combining a thorough knowledge of accounting and finance issues with business sense Analyzes and reports external economic trends, including effects of government legislation, and appraises financial effect on the company Prepares long-term profit/loss forecasts to facilitate management review of capital appropriations, expansion strategies, product line changes, etc Lead long term planning processes for BU (incl. Strat Plan, Impairment, AOP) Evaluates and provides recommendations for pricing practices, and reviews significant pricing decisions for economic soundness. Leads special projects such as the economic evaluation of divestitures or acquisitions, financial effectiveness of internal operations, and product/profit performance. System implementation / enhancement (e.g. SST, BI tools) as well as run point on disruptive projects (e.g. M&A) Qualifications Bachelor's degree required, MBA/CPA preferred Minimum 8+ years' of Finance related strategic planning Strong Technical and Systems orientation with Excel mastery and financial systems acumen Strong communication & influencing skill sets, with a proven ability to work across organization verticals & horizontals to meet business needs Strong business acumen, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills as well as exhibiting strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills An active learner and ambitious individual who will take pride and ownership of both short-term & long-term objectives, have a sense of urgency and works well under pressure Motivated self-starter who can effectively work under pressure and manage multiple priorities while also having the ability to influence cross-functional team members and can lead teams Team player who manages collaboratively with the ability to influence management, in some cases without authority Location(s) Chicago/Aon Center Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

Keywords: Kraft Heinz Company, Chicago , Associate Director, Finance - Strategic Planning, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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