Full Job Description
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 position is a technical role, responsible for creating and driving technical projects and demonstrating leadership within their function. This candidate should also have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of settings. This includes analyzing data, drawing conclusions, documenting, and communicating results. Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a cross-functional environment. Candidate will be responsible for packaging development as well as installing, commissioning and qualifying new packaging equipment. In addition, candidate will be consulted for trouble shooting, collaborating with manufacturing facilities, sales, marketing, quality and equipment vendors. This role will also interact directly with customers on innovation and trouble shooting.
Key Components of the role
Independently lead packaging development and commercialization of material and packaging systems to deliver against short and long term business objectives
Manage technical timelines, provide timely communication, raise issues and risks, and develop contingency plans leveraging strong project management skills
Coordinate and conduct functional testing including lab testing, plant trials, package qualifications
Responsible for identifying, defining, and solving technical packaging challenges
Collaborate and partner with suppliers to identify new technology opportunities, optimizing the utilization of Kraft Heinz and supplier resources and tools
Elevate the competence and know-how of junior developers through direct management, training and coaching
Establish self as a technical subject matter expert in packaging materials, applications, testing and problem-solving
Lead Technical Services team to provide technical information to customers, marketing and sales.
BS in Packaging, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering
Minimum 12 years packaging development experience in the food or consumer products industry
Proven ability to lead and execute technical complex packaging projects for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging
Experience with flexible and semi-rigid films, rigid, thermoforming and composite packaging is desired
Ability to lead, coach and motivate others
Ability to work cross functionally with a solution oriented mindset
Excellent communication, influencing, and problem solving skills
Able to manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to prioritize work
Strong understanding of Design of Experiments
Willingness to travel 30%
Glenview R&D Center
Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity