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General information

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 23 - Planning and Performance Management (PPM) - Support Functions

Date Published: 15-Dec-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced Zero-Based Budget Lead Continental Europe to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. ZBB is the cost control platform of Kraft Heinz which enables the company to efficiently allocate resources to boost our growth- it is a key pillar of our culture and strategy. The ZBB Lead CE will be based in Milan and will be working in a high performing team. You will control a +100 million dollars budget- being responsible to drive processes and manage projects to constantly drive efficiency and the next level of performance. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders. You’ll be reporting into the FP&A Lead CE.

In brief- you will be responsible for:

  • Owning the internal ZBB business cycle in the Continental Europe business unit (Italy- France- Spain- Germany and The Netherlands) and be responsible for the performance deep dive of actual- forecast and aop;
  • Driving marketing spend management process;
  • Planning- overseeing and leading projects from ideation through to completion;
  • Being finance business partner for budget/business owners (e.g. Tax- Accounting- Technology- Marketing and HR);
  • Identifying risks & opportunities in the business- develop and drive action plans;


Hard Skills
Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included) in order to proceed for this position.

  • At least 5 years of experience in project management- FP&A- business controlling or related position;
  • Ability to partner with the business and provide financial insights;
  • Project management skills;
  • High level of proven numeric & analytical capability;
  • Advanced Excel skills;
  • Professional knowledge of English Language;
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines with can do attitude.

Professional Attributes

  • Analytical
    • We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical mindset.
  • Result driven
    • You don’t only focus on your own results- but always do what’s best for the company.
  • High pressure
    • You don’t get easily stressed by pressure- on the opposite- a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.
  • Team player
    • Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates. 

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want the best for you;  
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!


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