About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 02 - Accounting- Reporting- and Controlling

Date Published: 19-Nov-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role:

This newly created role will play a critical part in the transformation of the Manufacturing Finance function. Reporting into the Head of Manufacturing Finance and working closely with a tight knit team- you will drive standardization and process improvement across all sites across Australia and New Zealand. In addition- you will be a key support for the Site Finance Controllers.

Supply Chain Finance combines the best of two worlds: analysis and insight to influence decision making with the teams who are at the heart of what we do- making great products and getting them into the hands of consumers. In this team- you can see the fruits of your labour on the supermarket shelf.

If you are naturally curious- have a passion for problem solving- and don’t mind rolling up your sleeves and getting into the detail- then read on about this exciting opportunity.

Key responsibilities:

  • Financial business partner to operations which include multiple sites
  • Analysis of daily- weekly and monthly manufacturing performance; reported to site management- head office- and world headquarters respectively.
  • Forecasting weekly & monthly manufacturing performance in variable and fixed cost
  • Critical review of sites cost drivers (variable or fixed) and identify of any risks/opportunities in delivering site results
  • Detailed analysis of variances in variable & fixed cost spend versus standard- forecast and budget
  • Identify opportunities to reduce total cost and integral to in the development of action plans around spend management in line with Budget/Forecast
  • Active involvement in project implementation and reporting- including savings validation (variable- fixed or asset)


About you:

  • Degree qualified in business/commerce preferably experience in management accounting
  • Experience with data analysis and presentation of data- you will also have experience with a variety of software applications including excel with a strong spreadsheet competency
  • Ability to analyse and problem solve is paramount- along with good organisation and planning skills.
  • Understanding of transactional processes/core systems (preferably BPCS or SAP)
  • It is a fast paced and dynamic work environment where the work load depends on changing business requirements so you would need to be flexible and able to perform the routine tasks as well as rise to the challenge of ad hoc requests

Not essential but nice to have:

  • Experience in FMCG and/or a manufacturing environment.

Benefits program:

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Hybrid Working- flexibility around when and where you work
  • Gatherings - monthly drinks & nibbles- End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Volunteering – volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger
  • Purchase Leave – purchase additional annual leave at the beginning of each calendar year
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. So- if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified)- please don’t hesitate to apply!

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