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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!

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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.

General information

All posting locations: Southbank, Victoria, Australia

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Department: 01 - 02 - Business / Category Development

Date Published: 12-Jan-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Role:

The Category Finance Controller has strategic and operational responsibility for driving sustainable revenue and profitability plans for portfolio as well as ensuring reporting and consolidation of the portfolio’s financial results. This role supports the Portfolio Head with major projects- from analysis to execution- and leverages insights to drive more efficient financial decisions for Kraft Heinz.

Must have strong people management and positively lead a team towards a clear vision especially during periods of change and ambiguity.

Key Responsibilities:

Delivering the Year

  • Working directly with the Head of Portfolio and Head of Marketing- Director of Commercial Strategy- and other senior leaders to ensure all are fully aware of the shape of the business- minimizing surprises
  • Manage and control the monthly- quarterly- and annual business cycles for the business unit
  • Assess complex situations and translate findings into recommendations and action plans suitable for executive management
  • Work cross-functionally with Sales & Trade Finance to vet financials of customer-facing opportunities and assess trade spend issues
  • Act as the gatekeeper of the P&L by challenging team to optimize financial results and paybacks
  • Add value to the business by ensuring cross-functional team receives timely information and understand its implication to support great business decisions
  • Drive profitable growth strategies by assessing- recommending and activating pricing- promotion and mix opportunities

Corporate Reporting

  • Own the Quarterly Performance & Growth and Quarterly Financial Forecast cycles- ensuring that business drivers of performance vs plan and prior year are clearly understood and communicated
  • Support with ANJ or International zone reporting requirements- where applicable

Planning the Future

  • Develop and lead 3-5-year strategic revenue planning for the businesses- including long range pricing- promotion and mix strategies
  • Preparing inputs for and analysing financial forecast- Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plan including zero based budgeting 
  • Work cross-functionally with Marketing in development of innovation P&Ls
  • Work cross-functionally with Operations to enable complete business reporting and understanding- driving efficiency to the portfolio through commercial assortment and value engineering opportunities scoping.
  • Build out or assist with tools- processes- insights and systems capabilities associated with performance in category- revenue management and category finance
  • Lead and develop a team of Revenue Management and Category Finance professionals towards a clear vision through navigating change and ambiguity

About You:

  • Tertiary qualifications - Bachelors Degree- Masters or MBA preferably in finance or accounting
  • 10+ years of working experience preferably in FMCG
  • Strong positive leadership qualities that create strong team culture
  • Strong people management skills that can lead teams through change management
  • Ability to think strategically and translate this thinking into measurable actions
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and sell recommendations internally
  • Strong analytical skills and financial acumen that enable decision making
  • Ability to follow up- understand issues and their resolution- and work them through to completion
  • Systems knowledge a plus: Nielsen or IRi- BPCS- SAP- Regression Analysis- Market Track- Promotion evaluation tool

Benefits Program:

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Hybrid Working- flexibility around when and where you work

  • Free Food - our kitchen is fully stocked with our products for you to enjoy!

  • Gatherings - monthly drinks & nibbles- End of Year Celebration

  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars

  • Volunteering – volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger

  • Keeping Fit – join our Run Club and sign up for discounted gym memberships & classes

  • Purchase Leave – purchase additional annual leave at the beginning of each calendar year

  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. So- if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified)- please don’t hesitate to apply!


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