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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!

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.

Vaccination & Future of Work Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.

We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.

General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 07 - Internal Audit

Date Published: 20-Jun-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Position Summary
The Kraft Heinz Internal Audit Department’s vision is to add value by providing objective and innovative assurance and advisory services.  The Audit Director role holds overall accountability for performing risk assessments; determining adequate audit coverage to monitor system of internal controls/risk mitigation; planning and execution of financial or operational audits in a broad area of responsibility (e.g. supply chain- marketing- information systems- sales- customer service- etc. including managing co-source partnership; recruits- and develops talent in KHC Heinz Company (KHC) rotational positions across the Americas region (US- Canada and LATAM). 

Primary Responsibilities

Technical Competence:   

  • Develop an overall understanding of business risks and the effectiveness of internal controls and operating practices in assigned region
  • Liaison with the Zone CFO Finance on assuring an adequate system of internal controls exists and is monitored appropriately 
  • Develop and update annual audit plan for region as a part of the overall KHC global audit plan- including detailed risk assessment and justification for proposed coverage in any given year
  • Direct co-source provider and with provider assign appropriate resources to ensure planned coverage is met effectively and efficiently 
  • Provide challenging and career-developing experience to retained KHC audit staff
  • Ensure overall quality of audit work by continuously challenging audit teams to focus work on high-risk areas as part of the individual audit risk assessment process 
  • Develop thorough understanding of coverage- control weaknesses- business exposure- and management action plans on each individual audit 
  • Timely issue audit reports for completed audit work
  • Ensure overall quality of audit work performed and documentation/teammate file (both for individual audits and for overall risk assessment) 
  • Assist in the development of annual audit budget in assigned area of responsibility and manage/track audit work throughout the year to work within established budgets 
  • Support the preparation of presentations to key stakeholders- including the Audit Committee and senior management
  • Lead Enterprise Risk Management efforts 
  • Undertake special projects as requested

    

Communication:    

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing by adopting appropriate communication style to individuals at all levels of the organization and remaining open to disagreement or new ideas 
  • Communicate regularly and timely with audit group management- public accountants and other third-parties to understand expectations and trends in risk assessment
  • Communicate with senior segment/function management to solicit thoughts- ideas and concerns relative to the business- particularly with regard to highly volatile businesses or geographic areas- and to share and address common internal control deficiencies across the operating companies 
  • Liaise with the Corporate Controller’s group to coordinate risk assessment and mitigation activities on a company-wide basis (including those related to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance)
  • Communicate regularly and timely with all levels of segment/function management (from functional VPs to managers) regarding annual audit plan and upcoming/ongoing audits 
  • Prepare audit reports with a balanced view of business risk- discuss results of audit work with segment/function management- and manage the audit report clearing process 

Leadership:            

  • Effectively manage and lead the co-source partner to deliver best in class internal audit services 
  • Recruit and develop KHC audit staff through on-the-job coaching- developmental and special assignments- formal training- and regular staff meetings for sharing best practices
  • Develop an open and honest working relationship both within the audit group and within the broader organization 
  • Actively assist in promoting the image and role of the audit group within the broader organization
  • Continue to evaluate audit practices/processes to ensure quality and enable productivity gains and benchmark operational practices through active involvement in peer group meetings and internal audit forums
  • Consistently meet tight deadlines and work under time constraints
  • Work with diverse groups of people at all levels of the organization to manage the audit process and coordinate risk assessment and mitigation activities on a company-wide basis 
  • Proactively track and understand changes in the KHC business environment- and effectively and timely adapt audit plans to meet new requirements
  • Regular interaction with senior management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred.  (MBA or MS plus) 
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a variety of roles within functional finance- and business planning and analysis or business consulting. At least 4 years of External/Internal Audit experience is a must. Deep understanding of business practices within developed and emerging markets 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of internal controls and audit practices 
  • Demonstrated experience to lead Enterprise Risk Management process- including presentation of results to Executive Management and Board of Directors (i.e. Audit Committee) 
  • Demonstrated managerial experience of leading teams 
  • Good knowledge of FMCG key business operations- with in-depth knowledge in the areas of; supply chain- marketing- information systems- sales- and customer service- trade- etc
  • Experience working with and general understanding of enterprise resource planning applications (i.e. SAP R/3)
  • For international offices- fluency in English and proficiency in another language (Spanish or Portuguese) is a must 
  • Audit-relevant professional qualification (CPA- CIA- ISACA or other) preferred 

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