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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. 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.

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!

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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.

General information

All posting locations: Glenview, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 03 - Packaging Development

Date Published: 26-Mar-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Role / Title

  • This is a Research and Development (R&D) Packaging technical role- in the Away From Home Category.  The position will get to work across the entire Kraft Heinz portfolio and will work directly with cross functional partners through commercialization. This position offers the candidate an excellent opportunity to execute packaging projects to meet business needs for Growth- quality improvements- and brand/customer maintenance. This includes conducting packaging testing- analyzing results and drawing conclusions.  Candidate must have technical background with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The candidate will need to independently manage multiple projects at once.  

Key Components of the role:

  • Work with cross functional teams to execute projects across the Business Unit.
  • Able to qualify and commercialize projects across a wide range of products- packaging formats-  and manufacturing equipment.
  • Work with internal teams and cross functional partners to understand opportunities and build solid plans with defined deliverables.
  • Execute packaging testing- qualification and commercialization while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments
  • Manage multiple initiatives/R&D projects with varying scopes concurrently
  • Specification creation and updating- with attention to detail
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products
  • Translate research findings into meaningful business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams.
  • Technical capability that is able to identify potential risks- and cost considerations throughout project implementation.
  • Understand cost implications of new packaging and communicate changes to business team.
  • Highly motivated individual able to work on own initiatives and collaborate with others and cross enterprise platforms concurrently.

Qualifications:

  • BS/MS/PhD in Packaging- Mechanical- Materials- Chemical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Packaging Development or Research and commercialization (which can include graduate work and/or internships)
  • Basic understanding of packaging materials- functionality- qualification and commercialization of multiple packaging formats- design of experiments.
  • Excellent- written and verbal communication- and problem solving skills.
  • Experienced with MS office suit and able to work on MS teams
  • Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to prioritize work for self and others.
  • Willingness to travel 30%

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