General information

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

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 13-Jan-2023

Ref #: R-65402

Description & Requirements

Senior Scientist – R&D Nutrition

The Senior Scientist in Nutrition will provide scientific thought leadership for current brands and future innovations. 

Responsibilities

  • Translate current dietary guidance and nutrition science into evidence-based product and claim opportunities across the North America Kraft Heinz product portfolio

  • Strong collaboration with business teams including R&D- Marketing- Regulatory- Legal and Global Nutrition  

  • Support assessment of business implications of emerging science and nutrition policy internally and via external relationships with academia and industry trade groups

  • Drive internal nutrition and wellbeing initiatives through assessment of the product portfolio and effective nutrition communication   

  • Drive claim review and substantiation and provide subsequent recommendation to business teams

Relationships (External and Internal):

  • Collaboration with internal cross functional teams- including R&D- Marketing- Regulatory- Legal and Global Nutrition

  • Establish partnerships with academia and industry trade groups

Qualifications

  • Minimum Master’s degree in Nutrition or Life Sciences (PhD preferred)

  • Preferably Registered Dietitian

  • Proven experience in the food industry

  • Familiarity with North American food regulations (US and Canada) 

  • Experience with nutrition claims substantiation  

  • Experience working with cross functional teams such as R&D- Marketing- and Legal

  • Strong written and oral communication skills for technical and non technical audiences

  • Excellent problem solving- influencing- organization and time management skills

  • Travel for external meetings and conferences as indicated

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About Us

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.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Vaccination & Office Collaboration Expectations

Our highest priority is always the health, wellbeing, and safety of our Kraft Heinz family. We require our office-based, home-based, R&D, and sales team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a medical or religious accommodation.

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 - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for protected individuals, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HRCompliance@kraftheinz.com for assistance.