Full Job Description
Kraft Heinz, The Company
As one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World . Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.
Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.
Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you’re passionate like us - and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen - there’s one thing to do join us.
Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration
We’re not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It’s true Our employees are our competitive advantage.
As part of the Kraft Heinz family you’re supported to grow and achieve. You’re recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You’re given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won’t do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.
This is a Research and Development (R&D) Product Development role providing leadership for and execution of projects across Growth platforms. The candidate should have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of challenging and complex settings, across multiple categories. Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment. This position requires an individual to manage multiple projects concurrently and demonstrate the ability complete work with minimal guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must
Key Components of the role
Work with cross functional teams acting as the platform or pillar lead developer to drive execution across multiple projects
Demonstrates the willingness/ability to learn new product categories and/or processing areas
Translate research findings and communicate to cross-functional teams
Manage and execute product testing and qualification while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments
Manage multiple complex projects concurrently and possess the ability to call out priority conflicts between a variety of business initiatives
Accountable for all project aspects such as project design & timing analysis, cost analysis and management, sourcing raw materials, prototype development, data analysis & interpretation, etc
Assess process integration & co-packing feasibility
Ensure products are developed within nutrition, regulatory and QA guidelines
Manage product stability & shelf life testing
Assist in mentoring staff in developing experimental and implementation
BS/MS/PhD in Food Science/Engineering, Food, Dairy, Meat, or Animal Science
Minimum 10 years in a research function
Expert understanding of food chemistry, analytical testing, formulations and processing used in food manufacturing
Expert understanding of key subject matter in areas such as ingredient functionality, materials, product processing and interrelationship of ingredients
Excellent, proven communication, influencing, project/platform management and problem solving skills
Strong ability to recruit, lead, coach, mentor and motivate team
Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to prioritize work for self and team
Expert understanding of Design of Experiments, and ability to coach others in this area
Willingness to travel 30%
Glenview R&D Center
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity