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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 based technical leadership role providing direction for and execution of projects across our North American business . The candidate will be identifying, scoping and/or driving technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on Innovation, Renovation and Brand Maintenance. This candidate should have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of settings. 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.
Responsible for developing and commercializing new products, renovating existing products, and delivering cost savings across the Easy Meals Made Better unit.
Scoping and/or driving projects to meet the business objectives.
Includes activities such as feasibility assessments, prototype development, costing, supervision of factory trials, development of recipe and factory documentation, recipe and label development, technical approval, shelf life assessment and technical support for initial factory production.
Excellent communication, influencing, 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% pending business needs
B.S. degree in Food, Dairy, Meat Science or Chemical Engineering or equivalent; 2-3 years relevant job experience
Experience in the food or consumer products industry preferred
Proven leadership of commercialization and/or margin enhancement programs across multiple technologies
Glenview R&D Center
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity