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: London, , United Kingdom

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 03 - Packaging Development

Date Published: 07-Jun-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Come to be part of the team that dreams and implements the future of the food industry at Kraft Heinz.

Here in the New Ventures Team - we believe the future can be different. Product Innovation needs to be more consumer centric’ many processes and timelines can be shortened – and we can bring even more impact to consumers’ lives!

About the Position

We have a brilliant opportunity for a Senior R&D Technologist to join the New Ventures Team to bring our product pipeline to life. This role will be reporting into the New Ventures Head of Product & Portfolio Development located in our London office in the Shard.

This person would be responsible for managing all aspects of product development- from idea through to launch ensuring we deliver amazing products to our consumers every time. This role offers the opportunity personally deliver products to market with a huge amount of ownership and creative input along the way. It’s a hands-on position with a high level of responsibility with the opportunity  to develop capability across a range of product categories.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Full ownership of product development and execution- including; co-packer briefing - prototype development - product tasting - nutritional profiling – claims - regulatory and quality.
  • Leading packaging development and structural design. Providing innovative solutions for the consumer and driving the company’s sustainability agenda.
  • Building strong relationships with external manufacturers- organizing co-creation development sessions and utilising the full breadth of their capability.
  • Identifying relevant consumer trends to translate into product pipelines and future launches.
  • Implementing a consumer first mindset throughout the product development process- utilizing a test and learn approach and building connections with consumers throughout.

Soft Skills

  • Strong project management and organizational skills to manage project timelines
  • Resilience combined with emotional intelligence to build collaborative relationships
  • Negotiation and influencing skills to launch products in-line with stretching timelines and cost targets.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Education: BSc in Food Science/ Related subject
  • Work Experience:
    • 3-5 years experience in R&D development role
    • Proven track record of product launches to market
    • Experience in both packaging & product development
  • Language Knowledge: Business proficient English

Professional Attributes

  • Communication: At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent interpersonal skills- to deal with all kinds of different team members.
  • Proactive: You’re a go getter- you’re not easily thrown off your game- not even when you get resistance.
  • Resilience: You’re able to bounce back after a disappointment or set back- big or small. And always continue to move onward & upward.
  • Project management skills: You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.
  • High pressure: You don’t get easily stressed by pressure- on the opposite- a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.

What we offer you

At Kraft Heinz- we’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true: Our employees are what makes us successful. As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve and will be recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for our people!
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on talent
  • Always room for new insights; if you have a phenomenal idea- please let us know- and we can set it in action!

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