Scientist, R&D- Packaging Development

Kraft Heinz Company - Glenview, IL (30+ days ago)3.7

Our Company
The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream –
it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people. It's a Question of Taste Do more, be more. Whatever your aspirations, experience something exceptional at Kraft Heinz. We'll give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style. Outperform our expectations and you'll move forward faster than you ever thought possible. Come ready to dream. Come eager to grow. Get a taste of what your career could be at Job Description This is a Refrigerated Research-based technical leadership role providing direction for and execution of projects across one or more of our North American businesses. The candidate will be identifying, scoping and/or driving technical projects to meet business initiatives. This candidate should have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results. This includes basic understanding of 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 cross-functional environment. The candidate must also have a strong 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 complete work with minimal guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must. Key Components of the role Demonstrates the willingness/ability to learn new product categories and/or processing/packaging areas. Translate research findings into meaningful business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams
  • Execute packaging testing, qualification and commercialization while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environ ments
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products and have a moderate degree of autonomy
  • Manage multiple assignments/research projects concurrently and possess the ability to call out priority conflicts between a variety of business initiatives
  • Specification creation and updating, with attention to detail

Qualifications :
  • BS/MS in Package Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Packaging Development and commercialization (which can include graduate work and internships. Food packaging experience a plus)
  • Understanding of packaging materials, packaging equipment/materials interaction, and packaging laboratory test methods
  • Excellent communication, influencing, project management and problem solving skills
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate others
  • Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to question the priority of work
  • Strong understanding of Design of Experiments
  • Willingness to travel 30%

EEO Statement
Kraft Heinz is an EO employer - Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories.

Location(s) Glenview R&D Center