General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 29-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74811

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

Position Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our team and lead the development of a demand planning tool tailored specifically for marketers. As the SME- you will be responsible for leveraging your expertise in demand planning- marketing- and technology to design- build- and optimize a tool that enables effective demand forecasting and planning for commercialization teams. This role requires a deep understanding of marketing strategies- forecasting- data analysis- and technology solutions- combined with excellent communication and project management skills.



  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams- including marketing- demand planning- sales- finance- data analytics- and software development- to identify and define key features- requirements and functionalities of the demand planning tool.
  • Conduct in-depth research on existing demand planning tools- industry best practices- and emerging trends to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications and work closely with the development and ui/ux teams to ensure the tool's successful implementation.
  • Support data scientists in driving the design and development of algorithms and models for demand forecasting- considering factors such as historical data- market trends- consumer behavior- commercialization-specific variables and integration to operational team requirements. 
  • Validate and refine the accuracy of demand forecasts by analyzing historical performance and incorporating feedback from stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with data engineers to ensure the tool's integration with relevant marketing data sources and systems- enabling real-time data insights and reporting capabilities.
  • Conduct and lead user testing and gather feedback from end user teams to identify usability improvements and refine the tool's user interface and functionality.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support to internal stakeholders in change management including marketers- sales teams- and executives- by delivering insights- reports- and training sessions related to demand planning and the use of the tool.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends- technological advancements- and best practices in demand planning and marketing analytics to drive continuous improvement and innovation in the tool and associated processes. 



  • Proven experience working in demand planning- marketing analytics- or a similar role- preferably in a marketing-driven organization.
  • Strong understanding of marketing concepts- campaign lifecycles- and demand generation strategies.
  • Proficiency in data analysis- statistical modeling- and forecasting techniques.
  • Experience with demand planning tools- marketing automation platforms- and data visualization software.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements into technical specifications and work collaboratively with software development- data science- date engineering and IT teams.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills- with the ability to interpret complex data and provide actionable insights.
  • Strong project management skills- including the ability to prioritize tasks- manage timelines- and deliver high-quality results within deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills- both written and verbal- to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and present insights to stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and quality in all deliverables.

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