General information

All posting locations: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 02-May-2024

Ref #: R-80804

Description & Requirements

Reporting to the Manufacturing Finance Manager, the key responsibilities for this role will be:

  • Financial business partner to the operations side of the business which includes multiple sites
  • Analyse 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 costs
  • Critical review of site cost drivers (variable or fixed) and identification 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 costs and contribute to 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 in a manufacturing environment would be highly preferable
  • Experience with Data analysis and presentation of Data is mandatory, 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 ERP or Finance systems (such as SAP, JDE)
  • Kraft Heinz 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.
  • Positive self-starter who can take the initiative and drive their own learning.
  • Enjoys working with a variety of stakeholders and manages relationships well.

About us:

  • Hybrid Working – Flexibility around when and where you work.
  • Pay for Performance – industry-leading variable compensation offerings tied to company and individual performance on top of a competitive base salary package.
  • Parental Leave options for both primary and secondary carers
  • Leave Options – Purchased leave, volunteer leave and LiveWell leave programs give you even more flexibility to plan your life and spend time on causes that matter.
  • In House Training Programs
  • Corporate Discount Programs – Utilize a range of discount programs (gym membership, health insurance, banking) depending on location.


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.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.