General information

All posting locations: London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 13-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74635

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for an experienced finance professional to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The Commercial Finance Controller position sits within the Foodservice function of the Northern Europe business unit – an exciting growth engine for the business- with ambitious plans for the next 5 years.  You will work in a high performing Foodservice leadership team and play a key role in the overall leadership of the function.  You will report to the Director of Foodservice- with exposure to senior stakeholders – including the Northern Europe Leadership Team- Sales LT and Category LT.  You will have one direct report to assist you and you will lead and develop this individual to continue our journey of financial excellence across the function.  

Your primary responsibility will be to partner with the FSLT in the financial delivery of our 1y Annual Operating Plan and 5y Strat Plan.  You will be accountable for our forecast - including understanding key drivers & variances to plan and will be responsible for deep-dive assessments of structural and strategic financial concepts.  You will be responsible for our pricing strategy and revenue growth management plans- with ownership of our annual operating plan and strategic plan for the Foodservice business.  

This role acts as CFO for the Foodservice business – which includes Sales- Marketing- Finance- Supply Chain- Culinary and eCommerce.  You will have ownership of the full P&L and be an important conduit with other functions impacting our business- such as Procurement- Operations and R&D.  This role interfaces across the Northern Europe BU and the central International Zone foodservice function.

In brief- your responsibilities include:

  • Ownership of all financial analysis within the sales team- marketing team- category teams and FP&A for the Foodservice business: financial modeling- assessing performance- pricing strategy and impact assessment- scenario analysis- variances to forecast- creating and monitoring structured business plan (AOP and Strat Plan).
  • Actively driving improved financial performance of the channel by highlighting improvement opportunities – including all the RGM levers- pack strategy and mix.
  • Partnering with the National Account Managers and Foodservice leadership team (FSLT) to create and validate the sales forecast to highlight risks and opportunities.
  • Partnering with the NAMs and FSLT on commercial opportunities for new business and category expansion – including approvals for customer business plans and negotiations.
  • Driving financial awareness- financial systems- and ownership of all relevant financial metrics within the Foodservice team.  Complete ownership for all budgets and relevant cost centres.
  • Leading one direct report to aide in the above responsibilities.
  • Supporting in leading an Operational team which focusses on invoicing- accruals and demand planning.
  • As a member of the FSLT you will also be expected to play a key leadership role to the overall Foodservice function of approximately 30 people.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree/master’s degree
  • Previous experience in a commercial / finance role managing a complex P&L
  • Consistent track record of problem solving as an owner- taking on entrepreneurial challenges and simplifying the complex
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in SAP an additional benefit


Professional Attributes

  • Communication Skills: At Kraft Heinz you will be exposed to senior management- no matter your level.  Therefore- it is important you have excellent communication skills and can present clearly to senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to Simplify: We like to keep it simple- and to execute fast.  Your ability to simplify will be a key factor for success in communicating with senior stakeholders and providing solutions to complex problems.
  • Analytical: We’re a very data driven company.  You will have a curious mind and know how to analyse market- and customer data- to identify key trends and recommend creative- profitable solutions.
  • Result driven: You don’t only focus on your own results- but always do what’s best for the company.
  • Project management skills: Time management is key. You will be organised- structured- and always have an overview of key deliverables.  You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.

What we offer you

  • Ownership from Day 1; we take big bets on people through giving them big challenges;
  • An accelerated career trajectory which few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and above-market bonus structure;
  • An environment to learn and develop in a daring and driven workplace;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- let us know!
  • We are obsessed with continually improving.

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.