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 & Future of Work Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health 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. This will enable our transition to hybrid work while maximizing the wellbeing of our entire team.

We believe the office is a critical driver of innovation, connection and development, but also realize providing more flexibility to our employees is critical in this new world. Starting in January 2022, the majority of our salaried employees will be able to work virtually for up to two days each week to create a more agile and modern workplace. Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in person depending a role’s responsibilities and requirements.

General information

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

Job Function: 16 - Digital

Department: 16 - 02 - Data Science

Date Published: 20-Oct-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

As a Group Lead Data Scientist you will be leading a team of 15-20 data scientists that are all on cross-functional teams – disrupting from inside of a global powerhouse.  You will help build our next generation of advanced analytics products using AI- Data Science- and Machine Learning.  Examples of problems you will solve include helping R&D determine the next generation of household products- revolutionizing consumer engagement with personally relevant content- and reinventing our supply chain to eliminate food waste. Furthermore - you will:

  • Lead a team of 15-20 data scientists that are working in various agile pods.  This will include 1-3 people managers.
  • Work with the data scientists on your team to develop- own- implement and deploy state of the art machine learning algorithms and other predictive models which will service as a guiding light for change and improvement.
  • Work with your data science team and own selection- enhancements and integration of disruptive technologies (AI/ML- Automation- Optimization) focused on fundamentally transforming the way in which we operate.
  • Work with the data scientists on your team to engineer end to end solutions and bring creativity and expertise to business challenges.
  • Coach other Data Scientists and Associate Data Scientists and drive technical best practices.
  • Serve as an integral member of your Agile pod as a leader or advisor through identifying and solving complex challenges.
  • Evangelize the value of data-driven decision-making.
  • Continue your growth and serve as a leading expert in the Data Science community.
  • Hire and develop the best data scientists in the CPG industry


  • You have a Bachelors in Data Science- Computer Science- Engineering- or Statistics with 4 or more years of experience. Advanced degree in Data Science or related field ideal.
  • You have at least 3 years of people management experience
  • You have mastery in Python and/or R and other languages.
  • You have expertise in machine learning to deliver clustering- time series- classification- regression- anomaly detection- simulation- and optimization queries.
  • You have experience building owning full cycle end to end model deployment.
  • You have proven expertise in Big Data technologies such as Apache Spark- Snowflake and/or Hadoop.
  • You have proven expertise in cloud technology like Azure- AWS- Cloudera- GC.


We're accelerating our ambition to become a best-in-class Digital leader by making data-driven investments that drive smarter business decisions. As the guardians of 200 beloved brands and the creators of innovative products- we're dedicated To Sustainably Grow by Delighting More Consumers Globally. What we build today helps bring joy to customers- consumers- and communities around the world tomorrow.  Here at Kraft Heinz- we're not afraid to challenge the status quo. We are bold. We embrace new ideas. We value diverse perspectives. And we dare to do better every single day. We reward courage in the face of uncertainty. And every day- we are transforming our industry.  We are creating the future of food- and we invite you to join us.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity