General information

All posting locations: Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand

Job Function: 01 - Sales

Date Published: 14-Jul-2022

Ref #: R-51628

Description & Requirements

About the Role:

The Category Finance Manager is the gatekeeper of the P&L for the Ready Meals portfolio across ANZ.

The role owns financial reporting through the Monthly Performance Review & Forecasting processes- is responsible for developing the annual operating plan- and working cross-functionally (with Revenue Management- Category Development- Sales- Marketing and Operations) to deliver the year and plan the future.

Key Responsibilities:

Delivering the Year

  • Preparing and analysing actual performance using variance analysis to arrive at root causes
  • 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

Corporate Reporting

  • Central finance tasks to complete actual and forecast report preparation
  • Own the Monthly Performance Reporting- ensuring that business drivers of performance vs plan and prior year are clearly understood and communicated to key stakeholders using Price Volume Mix analysis
  • Zone reporting requirements
  • Zero Based Budgeting: monthly reporting of assigned packages for fixed selling costs

Planning the Future

  • 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

About You:

  • 5+ year’s work experience that compliments financial training- experience in FCMG an asset
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Accounting/Finance or related discipline is desirable
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Access is a plus
  • Systems knowledge a plus: Tableau- Demantra- JDA- SAP- IRi tools (i.e. Temple- UNIFY)- Quantium
  • Strong analytical skills and financial acumen to assess data and arrive at root cause- with ability to succinctly explain key drivers to senior audience
  • Ability to think strategically about data and translate this thinking into the “so what”
  • Problem-solving mentality with ability to navigate a high pace environment

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
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers
  • In-house training programs - Access to our online learning platform- Ownerversity for continuous learning and development
  • Career Development - Opportunity to be mentored by excellent leaders and have on-the-job skill development and coaching
  • Cultural Leave - Two days paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of fulfilling or observing religious- ceremonial or culturally significant days

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!


About Us

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!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

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.

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