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Associate Director- Marketing and R&D Finance

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 11-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-81166

Description & Requirements

Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect access to an array of holistic wellness benefits* and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 7% 401(k) matching, Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees, an industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus. *Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees. Get a peek into life here at Kraft Heinz through our Instagram and TikTok channels!

Associate Director at a Glance....

The Associate Director Marketing and R&D Finance acts as a primary business partner to the North America Chief Growth Officer and North America R&D President, and their respective organizations. This position will serve as a key bridge between finance and our cross-functional partners to drive FP&A activities, influence our Innovation efforts and optimize the Marketing investments that will power growth at KHC for years to come

What's on the menu?

  • Strategic business partner to the NA Chief Growth Officer, NA R&D President, and their respective Leadership teams
  • Lead short and long-range planning for these key NA Zone organizations, influencing strategic choices, identifying / acting on key opportunities and risks
  • Effectively build and leverage cross-functional network to deliver business objectives
  • Lead team responsible for all finance activities within Growth Office (marketing) and R&D organizations, a $400M+ budget
  • Lead development and coaching of team to achieve individual growth plans
  • Drives insights and strategic vision to help influence how KHC manages and optimizes commercial marketing ($1B/year) and R&D product development ($45M+/year) investments in accordance with our resource allocation models and growth plan
  • Oversee Media and Omni financial planning processes and governance
  • Own in-year performance, guaranteeing control of our marketing and R&D expenditures and providing visibility of their performance; including implementation of any analytics enabler
  • Coordinate innovation efforts ($700M+ in annual sales) across Commercial Business Units, supporting functions and finance teams
  • Develop capabilities and tools while influencing process improvements to innovation financial tracking
  • Drive education of broader North America organization on Marketing and R&D finance topics

    Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!
    • BS in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related fields
    • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in Finance/Accounting, FP&A, Consulting, Investment Banking, Private Equity, or similar experience required
    • Experience using Microsoft products (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint)
    • SAP suites (e.g., BOI, BI, BEX), Tableau experience preferred
    • Positive attitude paired with strong problem-solving ability, open to change and evolving responsibilities
    • Excels in communication skills, strives to build cross-functional relationships with Senior Leadership as well as within peer group
    • Independent learner and team player that operates with strong bias to action and sense of urgency

      About Us

      Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

      Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

      Why Us

      We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

      Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

      Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

      We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.

      Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

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