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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.

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General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 21 - Planning and Performance Management (PPM) - Commercial

Date Published: 19-Nov-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Senior Manager is responsible for leading all Sales Finance Planning (PPM) activities and routines across the Customer Sales Team directly supporting Sales leadership.  The Senior Manager leverages a data driven analytical approach to build and optimize a P&L that delivers Net Sales and Profit growth for Kraft Heinz.  Through collaboration with the Sales Customer VPs- the Senior Manager acts as the right hand driving execution of the recommended strategies. The Senior Manager maintains financial controls to ensure trade spending is accurately forecasted- consistent with strategy guidelines- and within budget.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key business partner for the customer field sales teams on accounting and finance related questions
  • Serve as a primary liaison between field sales- Business Units- and HQ Revenue Management to ensure effective communication and execution of trade strategies
  • Utilize analytical frameworks and ROI analysis to identify opportunities to optimize pricing/promotion; influence Sales leadership to implement recommendations
  • Lead the monthly Customer P&L forecasting and reporting processes- clearly articulating drivers of P&L change to Sales and Finance senior leadership
  • Support the annual planning process through validation of YOY drivers of demand- trade budgeting- and assist the development of initiatives to achieve targets 
  • Develop and maintain financial controls to ensure visibility to and accuracy of the monthly trade spend forecast
  • Provide customer specific external analysis to identify areas of improvement
  • Assist CVPs in preparation of joint business plan investment proposals or strategic investments and subsequent customer negotiations
  • Maintain process to periodically assess SKU level P&Ls to ensure ongoing profitability of SKUs
  • Analyzes non-working to trade data- bringing attention to drivers of trends and partnering with support teams on solutions 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required 
  • 5-7 years consumer package goods industry experience or similar experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong sales- finance- category planning and/or analytical background  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills- including reporting and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Savvy with business intelligence tools/software (ex. IRI- Spark- Reveal- Tableau- and Budget Management)
  • Ability to effectively summarize complex information upwards and influence sales leadership to drive appropriate action.
  • Strong at forging internal/external relationships and commanding trust/respect of others.
  • Proven ability to oversee a strategic vision and a team of individuals in a fast-paced- results driven environment
  • Knowledge of retailers and broker environment

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity