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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.

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General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 06 - Process Development

Date Published: 05-Nov-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

At Kraft Heinz- we believe we can improve the wellbeing of the planet and it’s people by creating more sustainable processing capabilities and producing healthier products. We have a passion for better food and want everyone to have access to this. Therefore- we constantly work to develop new technologies that help us achieve our goals of making the planet a healthier place for all its inhabitants.

One of our key categories is Taste Elevation & Food Service where we have the scope of elevating the taste of our fantastic Heinz Tomato Ketchup and all the other sauces.

To contribute to this goal- for R&D International- we are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Process Technologist who shares our passion for a more sustainable future and for making life delicious!

What will you do?

Working for our International Taste Elevation & Food Service categories- you will bring new technologies to life! As part of the digital transformation (Industry 4.0) of the food industry- you will be involved in developing groundbreaking sensor technology and new ways to improve process efficiency- process control and product quality.

In this role you will work with a dynamic team of both energetic and experienced experts- varying from our internal food technologists to collaborating with Process Engineers in the business- to create new products- design and build new process lines and find cost saving opportunities.

At Kraft Heinz- we believe we can make a difference- and therefore we offer everyone the opportunity to contribute to making a change. If you want to work with us towards a better and more sustainable planet by developing new process technologies- this is an excellent opportunity for you!

You’ll be based in Nijmegen in the International Taste Elevation & Food Service R&D team- taking a role as process technologist in the Kraft Heinz Innovation Centre and looking for ways to enable the right technology- at the right site- and at the right moment. Under normal circumstances- the job could include travelling to the sites and working abroad.


Education: Masters’ Degree in Chemical/Process Engineering- or Process Food Technology

Work Experience: Min. 3 years as Process Engineer/Technologist in a food company- preferably working in emulsion processing


  • Functional understanding of (food) technology including foundational science- ingredient functionality and microbiology
  • Functional understanding of (food) process technology including mass balances- heat transfer calculations and flow diagrams/P&IDs
  • Understanding of product preservation including pasteurization- sterilization and thermal validation
  • Understanding of data analysis

  • Understanding of quality and food safety standards including hygienic design- HACCP and GMP.
  • Understanding of emulsion processing

Language Knowledge: Fluent in English

Professional Attributes

  • Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm: You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic. People know you as the driver of the team.
  • Passion for improving and proactive nature: Working in R&D always means challenging the status quo and always looking for opportunities to improve.
  • Analytical: We’re a data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical approach.
  • Collaboration: Achieving results is nice but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates.
  • Able to Simplify: We like to keep it simple. And to implement fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges.
  • Communication Skills: At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent communication skills- to deal with all kinds of different partners.
  • Result driven: You don’t only focus on your own results- but always do what’s best for the company.

What we offer you / You deserve

  • An ambitious employer - we only want to the best for you
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match
  • Permanent contract - we believe in doing big bets on people
  • A competitive salary and reimbursement of travel expenses
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent 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