Associate Scientist, R&D - Packaging

Kraft Heinz Company - Warrendale, PA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $77,000 - $110,000 a year
Kraft Heinz, The Company

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Job Description


This position provides opportunities to support and lead packaging development initiatives for innovation and renovation and maintenance of established packaging in the Sauces, Frozen and Meals BU. Project opportunities allow this individual to grow their technical leadership through direct interaction with R&D, Marketing, Quality, Operations, Sales and other cross-functional members. Additional responsibilities to include:

Develop and implement new packaging launches from concept to commercialization
Optimize packaging quality
Plan and execute experiments and summarize results
Support project teams as a technical resource
Assist in scoping and facilitating business opportunities
Collaborate with business teams to execute initiatives including innovation, renovation, strategy, and brand maintenance
Develop and manage deliverables to achieve R&D timelines
Create and manage packaging specifications
Design and conduct plant trials
Maintain technical documentation

Preferred Qualifications

B.S in Food Science or related with 0-3 years experience
Willing to travel 25%
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Highly motivated

Ability to multi-task complex projects

Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Heinz Innovation Center
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity