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.

General information

All posting locations: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 01 - R&D Management

Date Published: 31-Aug-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Key Activities

  • Manage product development R&D projects (innovation- renewal and productivity)- with focus on Taste Elevation platform (Condiments and Sauces)
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams- acting as a product development team lead to drive execution across multiple projects while maintaining and achieving timelines to ensure speed to market.
  • Work together with R&D team- exploring pilot plant and research capabilities
  • Keep connection with Int’l R&D to capture the needs for the Latam regional projects and leverage technologies and applications.
  • Interface with the Mkt area- Commercial and Purchasing
  • Ensure the correct application and use of project management tools
  • Responsible for lead and execute regional projects- improvements in performance and value Engineering- according to needs and in accordance with Latam legislation and company guidelines- seeking deliveries the financial targets
  • Lead multiple projects through a complex scope and varying priorities concurrently.
  • Leadership with multifunctional and technical teams.
  • Effective connection with Global teams to align and seek opportunity in Innovation projects.
  • Knowledge of the main regulatory standards
  • Participate in the main technical forums of the regional projects

Skills (Knowledge/ Capabilities):

  • Knowledge of food standards - Food Safety - Product Development - ISO- HACCP and Project Management
  • Understanding of the workflow in the area of packaging- sensory- physical and chemical and / or consumer- are desirable and necessary
  • Technical background in production of mayonnaise- sauces- ketchup and/or condiments
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and driving clarity in times of ambiguity and extreme complexity.
  • Goal oriented individual with executional excellence and inter-personal leadership
  • Highly motivated problem solver with a clear track record of results to deliver objectives in a complex environment
  • Ability to navigate through the company and find unique ways to drive results
  • Willing to travel 


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Food Science- Chemical Engineering- or related fields
  • Fluency in English and intermediate Spanish
  • Background in food and related industries- while performing on sauces process and product development is an interesting plus.

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