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General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 22 - Planning and Performance Management (PPM) - Operations

Date Published: 13-Jan-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

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

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