About Us

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!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and 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.

General information

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

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 03 - Packaging Development

Date Published: 12-May-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Role

The candidate will be leading/executing packaging technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on growth/innovation- brand maintenance- quality improvement- and sustainability.  This includes leading plant and lab based tests- detailed documentation of data- analyzing the data and building a viable path forward- communicating results to cross functional teams to gain alignment- and commercializing products.  Communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role- which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment. The candidate must also be driven by a curiosity to build on a technical background and apply learnings / scientific principles to new situations. This position requires an individual to manage multiple projects concurrently with moderate levels of supervisor guidance.  Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.

Key Components of the role

  • Translate research findings into meaningful business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams
  • Execute packaging testing- qualification and commercialization while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments
  • Adapt / apply scientific principles to new situations and products
  • Manage multiple assignments/R&D projects concurrently
  • Specification creation and updating- with attention to detail


  • BS/MS in Packaging- Chemical Engineering- Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 0-3 years of experience in Packaging Development and commercialization (which can include internships)
  • Basic understanding of key subject matter in areas such as packaging materials- pkg equipment/materials interaction- and new industry advancements
  • Basic understanding of the interrelationship of packaging- product- and process
  • Basic understanding of packaging laboratory test methods
  • Excellent communication- influencing- and problem solving skills
  • Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently
  • Basic understanding of statistics
  • Willingness to travel 25%

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