General information

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

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 12-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74592

Description & Requirements

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Finance lead to join our Finance Digital Transformation journey. In this role- you will manage S/4 Hana Central Finance implementation and provide SAP Finance & Accounting expertise. You will lead the Finance team and the SI partner- closely with senior stakeholders in business & IT- into requirements gathering- solutioning and delivery of the new platform. The lead provides input into project plan- status reporting- management of project controls- ensure quality delivery in their respective area. Engage with subject matter experts in the business throughout the project to ensure solution will meet business needs. 

The Payables Lead will be responsible for the implementation of Central Vendor Payment and Bank integration for the Americas Region. That includes responsibility over the financial impact of Invoice Receipt and Payables process. This lead will ensure accuracy between FGP and Invoice receipt processing (Purchase order- Good Receipt & Invoice Receipt) in regional systems also overseeing Vendor master data integration- including reference master data mappings/replication. This role requires strong partnership with the Global Business Services teams.  

Responsibilities (Duties that must be performed on a regular basis): 

  • Creates a successful liaison the Finance/GBS organization needs and the technical aspects of the Central Finance Modules implementation with the IT Team.  

  • Provides functional expertise- hands-on delivery- customizations- guidance- presentation- and training on SAP functionality- as the starting point for train the trainer. 

  • Remove any impediments preventing the team from making progress 

  • Map business requirements- processes- and objectives and develop necessary product modifications 

  • Conduct complex and interactive solutioning workshops. 

  • Conducts testing cycle with the business  

  • Maintains relationships with business process owners and obtain sign-offs as applicable 

Requirements : 

  • Experience: 8+ years of experience working in Finance or FP&A 

  • Indirect team leadership experience and influence with ability to engage at the executive level  

  • Experience in working in a large global FMCG company 

  • Knowledge of offshore / outsourced financial models 

  • Shown experience implementing on time SAP roll outs 

  • A forward- strategic problem solver that can help craft the way their business process or domain operates in the future  

  • A Subject Matter Expert (SME) in their domain with a strong understanding of how the existing business works or strong knowledge in functional skillset   

  • Great communicator – written and verbal  

  • Has foresight to see issues- and risks in their domain- and have the courage to escalate where required  

  • Open for travel- within Europe and to Americas during specific periods of the project (~10% of time) 

If you possess the required skills and experience and you are enthusiastic about leading SAP Central Finance implementation and driving transformation solutions- we invite you to join our team and contribute to our success. 

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 NATAI@kraftheinz.com.