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General information

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

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 02 - Application Development & Support

Date Published: 08-Sep-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Manager- IT- Capital Financial Planning & Performance Management will lead the North America and Corporate zones IT CAPEX financial portfolios through partnering with project managers in the development and approval of all Capital Appropriation requests.  This role will interface with key CAPEX stakeholders which include corporate business planning teams- global Capex leads and the IT Leadership team.  This role will be expected to manage the project portfolio by using analytical rigor to drive analytical insights- alignment and identify opportunities for process improvements and global standardization.  The manager will be expected to evolve the IT Capex program and serve as a strategic partner with leaders across the organization. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for partnering with the IT Executive Leadership team to prioritize the portfolio and subsequently work with project managers for preparation of quality business cases- monthly forecasting- and monitoring compliance with required ProjectNow (Service Now software) disciplines and routines
  • Own all Capex financials within ProjectNow for the North America and Corporate zones- including ZBB ongoing costs & project Opex costs
  • Responsible for streamlining- driving efficiencies & building analytics to continuously improve all IT Capex PPM deliverables and processes  
  • Responsible for assisting project managers in preparing and gaining approval of Capital Appropriation requests- interfacing with Business unit Budget Planning and Global Capex leads.
  • Act as primary contact for IT organization regarding capital appropriation approval process and monthly financial routines
  • Ensure timelines- budget and quality of project deliverables are monitored and non-compliance communicated to key stakeholders for monthly KPI metrics
  • Monitor- consolidate- analyze and provide real-time and agreed periodical financial reporting of the North America & Corporate Capex portfolios for both IT and Global Capex leadership
  • Perform deep dive analysis to deliver insights on the root causes of issues and make recommendations to drive changes in business strategy to leadership
  • Drive decision making and prioritization for the business through analyzing data- identifying trends and producing optimized capital deployment strategies
  • Apply expertise in quantitative analysis and the presentation of data to help inform and influence key business decisions around the NA and Corp organization
  • Develop spend and schedule analytics and key metrics to help drive actionable strategies for the IT organization

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance- Accounting- or Business Administration- or equivalent experience. MBA is preferred and relevant certifications (CPA- PMP- etc.) are a plus     
  • Preferred 4-6 years’ experience with Capital or Project planning- approval requests- tracking and analysis in support of an operating function (i.e. IT- Supply Chain- Facilities)
  • Experience with ProjectNow Microsoft office or Tableau software preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work and think independently- analyze and interpret data- exercise professional judgment- creatively problem solve and define recommended actions to leadership
  • Effective oral and written communication skills- strong ability to work in a diverse team environment and experience managing stakeholder relationships
  • Strong ability to multi-task with excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to consistently meet deadlines

Domain Expertise

  • Proven track record in managing a capex portfolio/budget
  • The ability to make logical assumptions- incorporate external and internal information- and effectively benchmark results against appropriate baselines.
  • Strong written communication skills- along with clear and concise verbal skills- are required.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to obtain operational buy-in with easy-to-understand analysis and presentations.
  • The candidate should have the ability to manage multiple assignments- has good judgment and prioritizes projects and time effectively. Demonstrates the use of PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) methodologies for planning and problem solving.  
  • The ideal candidate will have a commitment to continued learning- shows career progression and development- and seeks opportunities to stretch capabilities.
  • Excellent skills with MS Excel and MS PowerPoint are required; experience with relational databases and general ledger systems (SAP) and Tableau are preferred

Experiences

  • Experience working in a culture of high performance & collaboration  
  • Experience in managing multiple assignments above and beyond day-to-day responsibilities
  • Experience with enhancement of documentation related to process- SOP’s- schedule templates- reports and communication plans   

Individual Skills

  • Excellent work ethic with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong leader- collaborator- team player- and individual contributor
  • Strong communication skills with comfort in speaking with business stakeholders
  • Strong problem solver with ability to manage and lead the team to push the solution and progress

Mindset & Behaviors

  • Passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas – loves and embraces change
  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration- transparency- safety- and trust
  • Not afraid to “roll up sleeves”; seeks to go beyond comfort to learn & pushes teams to do the same
  • Empowers others to fail- learn- and grow with an experimental mindset to drive innovation

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.