General information

All posting locations: Warrendale, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 11-Sep-2023

Ref #: R-74508

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

This is a Research and Development (R&D) role covering project initiatives across our NA Platforms. The candidate will be an R&D resource for technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on growth- brand maintenance- productivity- and quality improvement. This candidate should have experience developing and executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of challenging and complex settings. This role is responsible for the design and execution of product testing- analyzing data- drawing and documenting conclusions- communicating results- and product commercialization.  Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role- which operates in a dynamic cross-functional environment. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/tasks and timelines concurrently.


  • Work directly with the Business Unit- cross-functional team- plants- and vendors as an R&D project leader to develop and launch new products and renovations
  • Responsible for commercialization of new and reformulated products and successful transition from development to operations
  • Conduct risk and feasibility assessments on all projects
  • Create and edit formulas- processing procedures and finished product specifications
  • Research and incorporate new flavors- ingredients and processes into new product ideas
  • Execute benchtop- pilot plant and plant trials to support project goals
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teammates to organize product tastings and sensory evaluations
  • Manage multiple assignments/research projects concurrently and possess the ability to prioritize between a variety of business initiatives
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products- exhibit critical thinking and problem-solving skills


  • BS/MS degree in Food Science- Food Engineering- Chemical Engineering- Microbiology- Chemistry- Biochemistry- Life Sciences- or related field
  • Educational research & hands-on knowledge of consumer goods- food chemistry- analytical testing- formulations- and processing used in food manufacturing.
  • Understanding of ingredient functionality and interrelationship of ingredients- process- and packaging
  • Experience across a broad range of cheese and dairy ingredients- formulations- and manufacturing processes desired- but is not a prerequisite.
  • Good communication- critical thinking- and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with attention to detail and a passion to learn


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