General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 15-May-2024

Ref #: R-82597

Description & Requirements

About the company

Our Company

To be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world isn’t just a dream – it’s our GLOBAL VISION. Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3rd largest food and beverage company in North America and 5th largest in the world. This is the perfect time to join our team and built something great. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people. That’s where you come in…

Our Culture

It takes Great People to dream Big Dreams. Extra ordinary results define our work. Kraft Heinz is not for everyone, but amazing for the few – ambitious, result focused and hardworking people who can turn ideas into reality. We’re looking for people who aren’t just good but want to keep developing themselves. We will reward you with a career where you get the opportunities to keep growing and learning. So, are you already good in what you do? Join us and become the best.

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for a Senior Packaging Developer to make a difference at Kraft Heinz. The position sits within the R&D Packaging team. You’ll be working in a high performing team, alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting into the Packaging Development Manager. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal senior stakeholders. The development of innovative and improved packaging will be your primary responsibility. You’re constantly looking for new and improved packaging solutions for the global market.

In brief, you will be responsible for;

  • Delivering / supporting NPD and cost-out projects to our annual commitments
  • Support the Packaging Development Team and/or the Packaging Development Manager in developing new, improved or more cost-efficient packaging within the framework of the agreed innovation and cost-out pipeline
  • Delivering key goals; perfect the fundamentals, ensure cost competitiveness, make sustainability a competitive edge and strengthen capabilities and competences in the R&D Packaging team
  • Creating, developing, and implementing industrialized packaging solutions under specific projects, ensuring robust risk management and delivery of quality attributes
  • Proactively drive innovation and cost-out ideas to build the pipeline
  • Building strong cross functional relationships


Hard Skills ! Please kindly note that you need to have an EU Working Permit (Orientation Year Visa not included), or be an EU Citizen, in order to proceed for this position. Please make sure you put your nationality on your resume. Unfortunately, we can't proceed with non-European citizens who need support for a working permit.


  • A completed Packaging / engineering / science degree
  • 5-10 years of experience within packaging development in a complex / matrix organization
  • Understanding of food technology and preservation.
  • Good knowledge of PC software packages, Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Business fluency in English (written & verbal)


  • Passionate and curious to learn all there is about Packaging and Food
  • Eager to bring the department and team to the next level
  • Strong in communication: informing, convincing, stakeholder management, intercultural
  • Strong interpersonal skills: different nationalities, team, clients
  • Ability to learn fast and perform in a changing environment
  • Strong in working independently and in teams in Europe
  • Problem solver; be creative and pragmatic
  • Customer focus; external and internal clients
  • Takes action and ownership

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;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Fixed term contract;
  • Reimbursement travel expenses;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea, please let us know, and we can set it in action!

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.