General information

All posting locations: Utrecht, , Netherlands

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 24-May-2024

Ref #: R-80655

Description & Requirements

About the Position

Financial analyst

We have an excellent opportunity available within Manufacturing finance to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The Financial Analyst position lies within the Utrecht factory. You’ll be reporting into Site Controller of Factory. The delivery of accurate and on-time reports for financial planning, analysis and control activities for the factory will be your primary responsibility.

We are looking for a self-starter, eager to learn with a hands-on mentality. Apart from the actual, forecast and budget routines your main goal is to improve factory performance and deliver support on all finance topics. You feel a high responsibility in driving results and deliver targets. To be successful in this position you need to be analytical, accurate and able to motivate others.

Main Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and delivering period-end closing in SAP and preparing review of actual results vs budget, forecast, prior year etc
  • Forecasting and budget activities and related reports and analyses aligned with factory  operational functions to manage accuracy
  • Ensure complete and timely management reports for performance measurements against operational KPIs and financial objectives
  • Analyzing past results, performing variance analysis, identifying trends, and making recommendations for improvements
  • Analyzing financial data and creating financial models for decision support
  • Consolidate the information for the open POs together with Accounts Payable team and coordinate required actions with site functions
  • Be the point of contact within the site considering materials and vendor set up, PO and vendor reconciliation
  • Take the initiative to drive improvements and efficiencies in working methods and reporting structures within the site and with central office
  • Provide decision support regarding cost prices and improving the quality/accuracy of cost prices in the system
  • Set up and maintain SAP master data impacting standard costing
  • Ensuring compliance with internal and external accounting standards and regulations (including SOX)


Experience and Education

  • Bachelor's degree in business economics or related master’s degree
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in financial analysis or business control, preferably in a factory environment
  • Knowledge of accounting is a plus
  • Experience in SAP Finance and Controlling modules is an advantage
  • Strong MS Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Professional English skills, speaking Dutch or willingness to learn is an advantage


  • Strong analytical skills to translate complex data into clear overviews to drive improvements.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work combined with full view on the final results.
  • Skilled in planning and prioritization. Be able to work under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines.
  • Curiousity and proactiveness in problem solving.
  • Strong communication skills and team player.

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.