General information

All posting locations: Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Date Published: 20-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-79557

Description & Requirements

About the Role

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working directly with the Head of Portfolio and Head of Marketing, Director of Commercial Strategy, CFO, 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop and lead 3-5-year strategic revenue optimisation plan for the business unit, 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.

About You

  • 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.

Benefits Program

  • Hybrid Working – Flexibility around when and where you work. 

  • Pay for Performance – industry leading variable compensation offerings tied to company and individual performance on top of a competitive base salary package. 

  • Parental Leave – 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers and up to 1 week for secondary care givers. 

  • Leave Options – Purchased leave, volunteer leave and LiveWell leave programs give you even more flexibility to plan your life and spend time on causes that matter. 

  • Great Place to Work certification in Australia. 

  • In House Training Programs 

  • Corporate Discount Programs & Novated Leasing – Utilize a range of discount programs (gym membership, health insurance, banking) depending on location. 

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.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.