General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 18-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74143

Description & Requirements

***The budgeted base salary for this position is set at $110-000***

Position Summary

The Finance Manager acts as a primary business partner to the North America R&D organization.  This position will serve as a key bridge between finance and our cross-functional partners to drive FP&A activities- influence and optimize the product developments investments that will power growth at KHC for years to come.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead business partner to the President of R&D- R&D Leadership team and commercial business partners
  • Provides insights and strategic vision to help influence how we manage and optimize our product development investments across KHC
  • Owns R&D ZBB
    • Provides insights on entity level forecasts using cost drivers- benchmarking analyses- and other KPIs to drive efficiencies and KHC business decisions
    • Identifies and proactively acts on opportunity & risk assessments (including gap solves)
    • Controls periodic entity specific SG&A spend (e.g.- Fees- Travel) and Complex spend (e.g.- SCL- Warehouse) Packages
    • Manages the annual ZBB/CAPEX operating plan builds for these entities
      • (i) Driving/analyzing ROI-driven investment trade-offs- and aligning to KHC’s growth plan with investments cross-functionally
      • (ii) Building towards internal and external BU-specific and P&L line-specific targets
      • (iii) Creating LT & MBR presentation materials as needed
  • Manages ad hoc fixed cost analysis (e.g.- transformation/ restructurings- ROI benchmarking)
  • Leverages cross-functional network to deliver business objectives (e.g.- Commercial Business Units- Sales- Operations- CAPEX/ZBB)
  • Partners closely with Disruption innovations pods and PMO to drive new product innovations- innovation pipeline tracking and help deliver growth plan objectives.


  • BS in Finance- Accounting- Business Administration- or relatable fields
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in Finance/Accounting- FP&A- Consulting- Investment Banking- Private Equity- or similar experience required
  • Experience using Microsoft products (e.g.- Excel- PowerPoint)- SAP suites (e.g.- BOI- BI- BEX)- Tableau
  • Influential with excellent leadership- communication- organizational- and problem-solving ability
  • Communicates well and strives to build cross-functional relationships with Senior Leadership as well as within peer group
  • Independent learner and team player with a sense of urgency that works well under pressure
  • Positive attitude- open to change and evolving responsibilities

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.

Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact