General information

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

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 02-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-79036

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

Kraft Heinz seeks an innovative leader to lead all aspects of R&D for our iconic Heinz, Classico, BBQ Sauce, and Tomato Product brands. You will lead a team of experts to drive new product development, process improvements, and technology adoption across North America.

What’s on the menu?

  • You will be an inspiring leader that tracks both consumer trends and technical innovations to push forward new ways of bringing products to market via process optimizations, new ingredient or equipment technologies, or creative extensions of current portfolio.

  • You will be a strong leader, and cross-functional collaborator with other business teams and partners in the product development process, including category management, culinary, packaging, marketing, sales, and global business partners.

  • You will lead multiple assignments/development projects concurrently to meet R&D timelines.

  • You will engage with internal and external groups to establish relationships with internal teams, suppliers, key customer contacts, industry groups, and universities.

Recipe for Success: Apply now if this sounds like you!

  • I have a wide depth of R&D and technical service experience in the tomato or tomato processing industry or business-related experience with sauces product development for consumer product industry and management of technical operations.

  • I have a strong background in product development and a consistent track record of leading successful R&D teams.

  • I have a strong understanding of ingredient functionality and the interrelationship of ingredients, processing, and packaging.

  • I excel working with a diverse array of personnel, from product developers to global leadership.

  • I am willing and able to travel approximately 30% of the time for site visits and meetings with vendors.

  • I ensure consistency and accountability for my own and my team’s results.

  • I am able to traverse my work environment, sustained up to 1/3 of my working hours.

  • I am able to perform sedentary work: occasionally exerting 0-10 lbs. of force, limited movement from my workstation for brief periods of time

Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position. A comprehensive job description is shared upon interview.

We hope to find you a seat at our table!


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