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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!

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: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 03 - Packaging Development

Date Published: 25-Mar-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity available for a technologist to make a difference in our R&D organization in Kraft Heinz. This position lies within the International R&D center. You’ll be working in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. You’ll be reporting to the International R&D Packaging Manager Meals.

We are looking for a proactive contributor with a can-do mentality- who is not shy of reaching out to teams and partners internally and externally for getting projects delivered. The job holder will work in a multi-functional team and will effectively collaborate across functions. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the Packaging Development team in developing new- improved or more cost-efficient products within the framework of the agreed innovation and cost-out pipeline
  • Deliver and support NPD and cost-out projects to AOP commitments
  • Delivering key goals; perfect the fundamentals- ensure cost competitiveness- make sustainability a competitive edge and strengthen capabilities and competences in the Packaging team
  • Creating- developing and implementing industrialized packaging solutions under specific projects- ensuring robust risk management and delivery of quality attributes
  • Proactively drive innovation and cost-out ideas to build the pipeline
  • Building strong cross functional relationships


Hard Skills

  • Master’s degree in Packaging or Engineering
  • 2 - 5 years experience within packaging development in a complex / matrix organization
  • Understanding of food technology and preservation
  • Good knowledge of PC software packages- Excel- Word & PowerPoint
  • Very strong communication skills (verbal and written) and business fluency in English
  • Ambitious- energetic & pragmatic.
  • Out-of-the-box thinker and able to challenge the status quo

Professional Attributes

  • Creative & agile
    • Creativity is expected to drive into solutions and clear outcomes in the most agile way in a changing environment.
  • High pressure
    • You don’t get easily stressed by pressure- on the opposite- a demanding and dynamic environment is what keeps you energized.
  • Team player
    • Achieving results is nice but achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a team player- which means you’re sometimes a leader- sometimes a follower but always working towards the same common goal together with your teammates. 
  • Curiosity- positivity & enthusiasm
    • You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic with strong Innovative mindset.

What we offer you

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you;  
  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
  • Reimbursement travel expenses;


Location (s): Nijmegen- Kraft Heinz Innovation Centre


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