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.
Responsibilities include independent cross collaboration with respective functions to collect data required to facilitate Design To Value Collison Workshops including product formulation, process, manufacturing and competitive teardowns.
Provide R&D expertise, conducting plant trials, investigations of new opportunities, maintaining Kraft Heinz specification database, qualifying new processes and ingredients, and overseeing product launches and first productions.
Project management and a great agility to proactively plan and organize multiple projects simultaneously. This includes designing and executing tests, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, documenting, communicating results, and commercializing products.
The applicant should also possess excellent analytical skills and knowledge of process analysis, communication and leadership skills, computer skills (Microsoft Office). General knowledge of food quality (HACCP) and food manufacturing principles would surely be an asset.
The candidate must also have a technical background and be able to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations.
The candidate is expected to lead his or her projects and exhibit a collaborative mindset to apply innovative solutions.
Interface with all related technical experts and US category scientists to understand technologies and applications.
Manage technical timelines, provide clear and timely communication, raise issues and risks, and develop contingency plans leveraging strong project management skills
Conduct lab tests, pilot plant and large-scale tests within manufacturing facilities to optimize formulation and/or process.
Write specifications that deliver consistent, high-quality products.
Maintain technical documentation.
Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s is a Plus) - Food Science, Chemical Engineering or similar degree
Minimum 2-4+ years Product Development Experience
Excellent verbal and written communication,. French language is an asset.
Self-motivated problem solver and the drive to deliver objectives in a complex environment.
The ability to plan, put together well thought out design of experiments, anticipate next steps and incorporate course corrections when hurdles appear.
Executional excellence, personal leadership and customer focus a must
Ability to learn new products and processes quickly
Willing to Travel up to 15%. Travel could include (but not limited to): Toronto (corporate HQ) and/or US to internal plants, co-manufacturers, and suppliers
Kraft Heinz is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for the MBA opportunities, regardless of race, religion, faith, creed, age, ethnicity, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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