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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 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 26-Apr-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Position Summary

We are looking for Senior Technologist expert in Emulsions- bringing innovative and ground-breaking technologies alive. Collaborate with our technology- consumer & sensory insights teams together with external partners to drive innovation within our Mayo and Emulsions portfolio across the International zone. Be responsible for developing our Emulsions technology strategy and roadmap as well as developing innovative solutions and technology with the focus of delivering improvements to Taste- Nutrition & Planet in our Taste Elevation category.

Role Purpose & Accountabilities:

  • Drive Emulsion expertise (product & process) in our key KHC categories- engaging internal team members and leading a network of external partnerships
  • Define and lead 3+ years technology roadmap- developing innovative and sustainable future proof solutions
  • Build the ecosystem map
  • Ensure technology findings are shared and effectively transferred across the organization by developing & implementing standard methodologies around knowledge collection & transfer
  • Interpret competitive technologies through surveillance of patents and other publications
  • Mentor and coach product & process experts in Emulsion formulation & process optimization
  • Develop and lead the resources & budgets for projects & platforms driving proper execution

Education & Experience:

  • MSc (required) in Food Science &Technology (or equivalent in related field as Biology- Chemistry- Engineering)
  • 4+ years’ experience in product design and development in Food companies- expertise in sauces category is preferable
  • Sophisticated knowledge in biochemistry/biotechnology- or equivalent expertise in ingredients functionality and emulsion matrix
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in sophisticated product development projects and adapt to change
  • Able to drive statistically valid trial design plan and product formulation

Professional Attributes:

  • Communication Skills: 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 partners.
  • Simplification: We like to keep it simple and deliver with speed. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges.
  • Result driven: 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!
  • Networking skills: You’re outgoing and interested in business conversations- motivating people to want to be in your network. The stronger the network you have- the more easily you can get things done. You- highly aware of that- are constantly expending your network. You have the ability to work collaboratively across functions- platforms and externally.

What we offer you?

  • An ambitious employer; we only want 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 an extraordinary idea- please let us know- and we can set it in action!
  • Flexible and remote working environment with travel allowance

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