Full Job Description
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. While Kraft Heinz is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, 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.
We spark joy around mealtime with our iconic brands, including Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Heinz, Philadelphia, Lunchables, Velveeta, Planters, Maxwell House, Capri Sun, Ore-Ida, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Primal Kitchen, and Classico, among others.
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 & 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.
The Kraft Heinz Company is seeking a Lead Nutritionist with the ability to support cross-functional business teams on US/CAN strategic nutrition and wellbeing opportunities for business development through guidance on nutrition trends and opportunities, and through delivery of nutrition science insights and translation. This candidate will also be responsible for leading and engaging in US/CAN nutrition communications; leading, monitoring and advising on corporate ESG nutrition commitments; external affairs; and interpretation of regulations, policies and dietary guidelines. This candidate will support the US/CAN nutrition applications and regulatory needs for stakeholders.
This candidate should have a proven record of influencing others, demonstrating strategic initiative, and driving for results in a variety of settings. Proven leadership, communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a cross-functional environment. The candidate must have a strong nutrition background, including the interpretation, evaluation and translation of nutrition science. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently and demonstrate a high degree of autonomy. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must. Prior food industry and regulatory experience is a plus.
Lead translating current dietary guidance and nutrition science into evidence-based product and claim opportunities across the Kraft Heinz product portfolio through strong collaboration with business teams, regulatory affairs, and food law.
Lead assessing the business implications of emerging science, external issues, food regulations and public nutrition/health policy through external relationships with academic researchers, science/health organizations and industry/trade groups.
Lead driving internal nutrition and wellbeing initiatives through regularly informing and guiding business partners and assessing progress across the product portfolio.
Develop and recommend business strategies related to growth while embracing nutrition possibilities.
Support claim review and substantiation through proven ability to objectively review the scientific literature and provide subsequent input to business and R&D teams. Develop efficient processes for successful implementation.
Lead p roactive identification of nutrition trends, policy implications and communication opportunities by working cross functionally with internal KHC teams such as Marketing, Consumer Insights, Corporate Affairs, Food Law, Marketing and R&D.
Communicate and educate internal stakeholders on the complexity of issues and evolving challenges existing within the company and its external environment, including the nature of current and emerging nutrition science developments
MS+ 15 y of experience or PhD in Nutrition or related field required; registered dietitian a plus
An ideal candidate will have 5-10+ years of experience in Nutrition, Regulatory or R&D with a global/US food manufacturer
Nutrition science education and experience, as well as familiarity with US /CAN regulations preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent problem solving, influencing, organization and time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to prioritize work
Demonstrated track record on influencing cross functional teams and Senior Leadership Teams
Willing to travel 15-20% for external meetings or conferences as indicated
Glenview R&D Center
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity