General information

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

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 16-Dec-2022

Ref #: R-64579

Description & Requirements

Role

This is a research based technical development role providing direction for and execution of projects across our North America – Food- Beverage and Desserts team (FBD). The candidate will be implementing and/or driving technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on Innovation- Renovation and Brand Maintenance. This candidate must have a technical background and excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations.  This position requires an individual to lead multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently and demonstrate the ability to complete work with minimal guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mentality and applying creative solutions are a must.

Key Components

  • Responsible for developing and commercializing new products- renovating existing products- reviewing and evaluating ingredients- and delivering cost savings across the business unit.    

  • Collaborate with Packaging R&D- Quality- Operations- Manufacturing- Project Management- Marketing- and Sales to drive- scope- complete projects to meet the business objectives.    

  • Technical project leadership activities include prototype development- cost evaluations- execution of factory trials- development of product specification- factory document generation- recipe and label development- shelf life assessment. 

  • Other project leadership activities include conducting risk and feasibility assessments- coordinating with cross-functional teammates to organize product tastings and sensory evaluations- set-ups of systems for new ingredients and finished goods.

Qualifications

  • Education or Operational/On the job knowledge of Food Science- food chemistry- analytical testing- formulations and processing used in food manufacturing

  • Understanding of ingredient functionality and interrelationship of ingredients- process- and packaging

  • Good communication- critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Self-starter with a passion to learn is a must

  • Strong understanding of Design of Experiments

  • Lead multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to question the priority of work

  • Willingness to travel 30%

  • Internship or Co-op Experience in the food or consumer products industry preferred

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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. 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.

Vaccination & Office Collaboration Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health, wellbeing, and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation.

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 - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.