General information

All posting locations: Southbank, Victoria, Australia, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 24-May-2023

Ref #: R-70219

Description & Requirements

To undertake the research and development of new and existing products and processes to enable the company to meet its marketing and production objectives. This role will be a 12-month fixed term contract.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and improve new and existing products and processes focusing on time- quality and cost expectations- this includes:

  • Project feasibility

  • Prototype development

  • New ingredient evaluation

  • Establishing production methods

  • Setting up of factory documentation

  • Supervision of factory trials and commercial production

  • Development of technical product information including BOMs- production methods- label information- ingredient specifications- product specifications and shelf-life evaluation

About You:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering (Process- Chemical or Mechanical) Food Technology/Science.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Research and Development in the Food industry.

  • Familiarity with and ability to work within manufacturing and Pilot Plant environment.

  • Computer skills including Excel- Word- Project Management tools- PowerPoint and key board skills.

  • Understanding of the FSANZ Food Standards code- AFGC and food labelling requirements. 

  • Understanding of interactions between ingredients- additives- recipes- processes and packaging types.

Benefits Program:

  • Hybrid Working- flexibility around when and where you work.

  • Gatherings - monthly drinks & nibbles- End of Year Celebration.

  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars.

  • Volunteering – volunteer with a community agency of your choice.

  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers.

  • In-house training programs - Access to our online learning platform- Ownerversity for continuous learning and development.

  • Career Development - Opportunity to be mentored by excellent leaders and have on-the-job skill development and coaching.

  • Cultural Leave - Two days paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of fulfilling or observing religious- ceremonial or culturally significant days.

We are a Company that is dynamic and exciting- and one which dreams big. If you are passionate about what you do and enjoy working in a culture that is transparent- collaborative and one where you can make a difference every day- then this is the place for you. Kraft Heinz promotes a culture of ownership and meritocracy- that you could be a part of.

If you think you are up for the challenge that this role offers- then don’t hesitate to apply NOW!


We are proud to announce that we have been recognised as a Skilled Workplace by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.