General information

All posting locations: Glenview, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 13-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-74531

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect access to an array of holistic wellness benefits* and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 7% 401(k) matching, Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees, an industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus.

*Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees.

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Senior Scientist, R&D - Packaging Development - Sustainability at a glance...

Do you have a passion for developing sustainable packaging solutions that deliver exceptional consumer experiences? We want to hear from you!

Join the dynamic R&D team at Kraft Heinz as a Senior Packaging Scientist. In this critical innovation role, you'll lead high-impact projects that enhance packaging design across renowned brands like Kraft, Heinz, and Primal Kitchen.

This is an opportunity to inspire change by pioneering new packaging concepts that align with our sustainability commitments. You'll collaborate with cross-functional partners to implement solutions that reduce environmental impact while upholding our uncompromising standards for quality, safety and performance.

Opportunities Available:

  • Sauces & Condiments

What's on the menu?

  • Lead end-to-end packaging innovation projects, from identifying consumer and brand needs, ideating new concepts, prototyping, testing, and driving solutions to commercial launch.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with R&D, marketing, operations, procurement and external partners to develop comprehensive packaging sustainability strategies that meet business objectives.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend innovative, eco-friendly packaging technologies and materials that enhance product protection, performance and consumer experience while minimizing environmental impact.
  • Conduct consumer tests, performance benchmarks, and lifecycle assessments to validate the viability of potential packaging solutions for quality, safety, sustainability and branding.
  • Champion packaging sustainability by staying at the forefront of emerging technologies, materials, regulations and consumer trends to incorporate ground breaking solutions into project development and strategic planning.
  • Build processes and systems to effectively lead packaging projects from idea generation through execution, ensuring timely, on-budget, and on-brand delivery of packaging innovations.
  • Lead multiple assignments/research projects concurrently and possess the ability to prioritize between a variety of business initiatives.

Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!

  • BS/MS in Packaging, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Proven experience in Packaging Development and commercialization (which can include internships)
  • Strong understanding of key subject matter in areas such as packaging materials, pkg equipment/materials interaction, and packaging laboratory test methods
  • Excellent communication, influencing, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate others.
  • Handle multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with ability to prioritize work
  • Willingness to travel 30%

Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position. A comprehensive job description is shared upon interview.


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.

Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today’s workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role’s responsibilities and requirements.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact