General information

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

Job Function: 04 - IT

Date Published: 23-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-78900

Description & Requirements

Internal Job Title: Group Lead, IT Finance - CO & Product Costing

Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect access to an array of holistic wellness benefits* and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 7% 401(k) matching, Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees, an industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus.

*Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees.

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Group Lead, IT - Finance, CO & Product Costing at a glance

Your primary responsibility is to partner with finance to build process and technology that supports the businesses growth and strategic agenda. You will lead a team of RTR experts and configurators on the ‘run’ aspect of the business here – working with the existing global system landscape to build solutions supporting the views and tracking required in a dynamic environment. You will also contribute to the design and build of our future landscape in S4, including Central Finance and Regional instances of the deployed ‘Core’ template.   

What's on the menu?

  • Supporting the design and implementation of a ‘Northstar’ core architecture template for Finance in CO and Product Costing, to deliver excellent stakeholder experience and support their growth strategy

  • Manage key senior stakeholder relationships in the business, particularly with CFOs and their F,P&A leads, demonstrating a clear understanding the importance prioritisation of projects and of exceptional operational deliver and change management for projects

  • Develop and lead a high performing team of SMEs and Configurators to support projects and complex support requirements, covering a diverse range of spaces not limited to Financial Accounting, Project Systems, Fixed Assets, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Product Costing, Financial Planning, Consolidations, Treasury, Tax and Reporting

  • Demonstrate project management experience to be able to translate the broader project plan into actionable steps for their area and drive that delivery, from program development to hyper care

  • Expert in ECC and S4 Hana and related tools in their space, with hands on experience, able to champion the core template solution design, able to train and support the regional SMEs and configurators

  • Enhance and maintain clear architecture and functional documentation, including approval of local exceptions, and a complete test scripts/libraries of all required scenarios (globally and regionally)

  • Develops talent across a key user network in RTR and F,P&A, and ensures appropriate training and knowledge delivery

Recipe for Success: Apply now if this sounds like you!

  • ​I have experience in developing high performing teams of IT professionals

  • I am SAP Certified (S4/Hana & ECC required)

  • I have SAP Functional experience, hands on, across SAP Finance modules

  • I have led large-scale integration and transformation programs in record to report and ERP systems, blending business and technical capabilities to bridge end to end process, operating models and technical architecture

  • I have project scoping, management, requirements analysis/definition/mapping, solution and process design, and test planning/scenario creation for large scale programs, including budgeting and forecasting

  • I have the ability to travel as required by projects (~10-15%)

Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position. A comprehensive job description is shared upon interview.


We hope to find you a seat at our table!

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