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 technical role leading and execution projects across the KHI business. This candidate should have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of challenging and complex settings. The candidate will be leading/executing product development projects to meet business initiatives focused on growth, brand maintenance and quality improvement. This includes understanding the business need, designing and executing tests, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, documenting, communicating results, and commercializing products. Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment. The candidate must also have a technical background and be able to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently and demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, a majority of the time. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.
Key Components of Job:
Work with cross functional teams, acting as product development lead to drive execution across multiple projects from different KHI product categories
Interacting with key customers to understand needs and provide solutions
Manage multiple assignments/research projects concurrently and possess the ability to prioritize between a variety of business initiatives
Execute product testing, qualification and commercialization while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments
Translate research findings into meaningful business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams
Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products
Specification creation and updating, with attention to detail
Assist in scoping and facilitating business opportunities
BS/MS in Food Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field
Desire experience in the ingredients /food industry
3-5 years of experience in Product Development and commercialization (which can include internships)
Confections, cheese, and/or dairy powders experience a plus
Strong understanding of key subject matter in areas such as ingredients, processing equipment, ingredient interactions, and food product laboratory test methods
Highly motivated and team oriented
Ability to be accountable for multiple complex projects
Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with ability to prioritize work
Excellent communication, influencing, and problem solving skills
Willingness to travel 30%
Glenview R&D Center
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity