Senior Economist, US Zone
Chicago, IL 
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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. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, 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.

We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.

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 & 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.

Job Description

Role / Title

TheSr Economist, US Zone will be critical in helping the US Leadership team understand and react to the impact of economic factors on our business. This role will be the chief economist for the US Zone, working with the US Finance team, Business Units and external partners to create and execute research and analyses that will help address key business problems. This position will apply the frontiers of economic thinking on design, pricing, macroeconomics, microeconomics, strategy, and other areas. This role will build econometric models, use KHC's data infrastructure, and apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast-moving environment.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Own the primary Industry forecasting model for the US Zone, which will drive all key forecasts for the US business
  • Develop econometric models for ad hoc requests, projects and on-going measurements, and increasing efficiency by operationalizing data feeds from various data sources
  • Partner with Government Affairs team to determine the impact of Policy changes to our business and make actionable recommendations to mitigate or maximize those impacts
  • Present to the US Leadership team on significant economic changes, particularly in preparation for key forecasting cycles.
  • Design experiments to validate causal results derived from observational data
  • Partner with other areas of the US Organization to formulate and produce actionable analyses
  • Keys to success in this role include exceptional analytics, statistics, judgment, and communication skills. The candidate will need to be able to extract insights from data and be able to clearly communicate appropriate triggers and actions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with modelling large individual-level datasets
  • Experience finding practical solutions for ambiguous and challenging business questions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Strong research track record
  • 5-7 years of experience in Economics, Data Science, or related field
  • Experience with econometrics and databases.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree
  • Experience using Python, Stata
  • Consulting or equity research Experience
  • Understanding of the economic drivers of CPG businesses, with a quantitative background.
  • Ability to communicate with people from various backgrounds.
  • Contribution to research communities and/or efforts, including submitting research papers within Economics.
Location(s)Chicago/Aon Center

Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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