General information

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

Job Function: 04 - IT

Date Published: 20-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-75175

Description & Requirements

Locations: Chicago - Hybrid - Standard Business Hours

What do we bring to the table?

  • Benefits begin immediately upon hire. Fully customizable medical plans (HRA, HSA, FSA), 5 different carrier choices

  • Prescription (Rx) card

  • Full suite of additional plans: vision, dental, life, disability, adoption/family planning reimbursement, childcare, parental leave LiveWell lifestyle/well-being discount and rewards program (for example, $50 subsidy for fitness tracker)

  • 401(k) matching + extra 3% freebie company contribution

  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs)

  • 18 days of PTO + 12 holidays (1 floating)

  • 6 weeks work from anywhere

  • Award-winning Ownerversity learning & development resource library

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental health support

  • Learn more about life #hereatKraftHeinz on our youtube channel!

Associate Director, IT - Central Payables & Receivables at a glance

As the Associate Director, IT - Central Payables & Receivables you will manage the S/4 Hana Central Finance implementation project and provide expertise in Central Payables, Receivables, and Banking/treasury management. This includes the SAP Central finance integration to the KHC receivables system (High Radius) for cash applications, collection and dispute management, and the implementation of Central Vendor Payment and Bank integration.  You will lead the KHC IT resources and the SI partner, closely working with senior stakeholders in business & IT into requirements gathering, solution, and delivery of the new platform. The lead provides input into a project plan, status reporting, and management of project controls, and ensures quality delivery in their respective area. Engage with subject matter experts in the business throughout the project to ensure the solution will meet business needs. Also work with Global Business Services teams, Treasury and external banks.

What’s on the menu?

  • Lead business requirement discussions with business teams to implement S/4 Hana Central Finance solutions for the Central Payables, Receivables & Banking /Treasury integration. Provide a strong technical understanding of the product and demonstrate its capabilities to meet business needs. 

  • Map business requirements, and processes, and develop KDDs for fit-gap analysis and WRICEFs recommendations to meet business needs. 

  • Conduct complex and interactive solutions workshops. 

  • Utilize strong knowledge of SAP implementation Activate methodology or other SI partner methodologies. 

  • Roadmap new capabilities and engage stakeholders to build the benefits case. 

  • Creates a successful bridge between the Finance/GBS organization needs and the technical aspects of the Central Finance Modules implementation with the IT Team (including SI partner).

  • Provides functional expertise, guidance, presentation, and training on SAP functionality, as the starting point for training the trainer.

  • Remove any impediments preventing the team from making progress.

  • Map business requirements, processes, and objectives and develop necessary product modifications.

  • Conduct complex and interactive solutions workshops.

  • Conducts testing cycle with the business.

  • Manages relationships with business process owners and obtain signoffs as applicable.

Recipe for Success: Apply Now if this sounds like you!

  • I have experience working in SAP implementations, specifically in Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables and banking/treasury integration. I have at least one full lifecycle implementation experience in S/4 Hana Central Finance as a core team member.

  • I have experience in leading teams and influence with the ability to engage at the executive level.

  • I have experience in working in a large global FMCG company.

  • I have proven experience implementing on-time SAP rollouts.

  • I am a forward, strategic thinker who can help craft the way their business process or domain operates in the future.

  • I am open for travel internationally to support the project needs. Expected 15 to 20% travel.

Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position. A comprehensive job description is shared upon interview.

We hope to find you a seat at our table!

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