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: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 06-Jan-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

We have an excellent opportunity for an R&D Innovation Chef to make a difference in our International R&D organization here at Kraft Heinz. Your role will perform as a crucial collaborator within the ‘International Consumer Culinary experience’ team- working alongside passionate culinary professionals striving to achieve ambitious goals. You’ll be reporting to the R&D Culinary Innovation Manager interlinked with cross-functional colleagues and external business partners.

Role responsibilities

  • Design & deliver culinary insights- consumer trends- inspiration/ideation sessions for innovation projects and cross-functional teams via virtual or live audiences

  • Define 'culinary gold standards’ and support technical teams to translate into commercially feasible products

  • Serve as a culinary quality guardian when co-developing with external suppliers and product developers through the innovation process

  • Lead as a professional culinary brand ambassador within Kraft Heinz and external marketplaces

  • Maintain strong nutritional awareness- combined with Culinary expertise and creativity

  • Lead Culinary platforms with a strong business perspective and international approach

  • Be an active member of the global KHC Culinary network community- sharing trends- recipe ideas- and building best practice capabilities.

  • Ensure the compliance to the Kraft Heinz Code of Business Principles- all safety and hygiene policies required by local law.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Culinary degree (i.e. Certificates from hospitality school- apprenticeship- Bachelors diploma)

  • 4+ years’ work experience (international or specific region) in food service (applicable channels: hotels- FSR- QSR- pubs- catering- industry or institutional)

  • 1+ years’ experience in a corporate R&D environment is preferred

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the Kraft Heinz portfolio

  • Must have excellent communication/presentation and networking skills- with digital understanding

  • Excellent English language skills- spoken and written

  • Must demonstrate an enthusiastic passion for food

Professional Attributes

  • Teamwork: Achieving results is nice- but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a great teammate- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards a common goal together with your teammates.

  • Communication Skills: At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important to have excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Resilience: You're able to bounce back after a disappointment or set back- big or small. And always continue to move onward & upward.

  • Results: You don’t only focus on your own results but always do what’s best for the company.

  • Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm: You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team.

  • Organizational skills: Time management has no secrets for you. You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of the end goal. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.

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. You’re 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.

  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;

  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people!

  • Always room for new insights; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know- and we can set it in action!

Location: Nijmegen- The Netherlands

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