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General information

All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 03 - Packaging Development

Date Published: 18-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the Position

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced R&D Packaging professional to make a difference at Kraft Heinz in an exciting new role – Packaging Manager Meals- International. The Packaging Manager role sits within the International Packaging Development function (EMEA- LATAM- APAC). You’ll be working in a high performing team- alongside peers always trying to reach the next level. Get ready for a lot of exposure to internal and external senior stakeholders. Your primary responsibility will be to lead the central packaging team for Better Meals and deliver the category agenda across the International zone.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide technical packaging knowledge in multidisciplinary teams (Sales- Marketing- Procurement- Supply-Chain and FSQ) for optimal packaging design while supporting the packaging strategic agenda- meeting quality standards and driving business growth.
  • Develop and deliver the packaging innovation pipeline for Meals categories across EMEA with international support where needed.
  • Develop and deliver innovative packaging solutions to drive business growth- focusing both on sustainability and convenience- utilizing trend data.
  • Support in the implementation of the innovation processes in the different Business Units for the Better Meals category
  • Implement new or existing packaging formats in factories across International
  • Collaboration across the International zone with particular focus on EMEA
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of all aspects of packaging technology- identifying those trends and developments which can enhance product performance- efficiency and quality
  • Build the capability and competencies of the Packaging Development Team- located in the Kraft Heinz Innovation Centre and in the factories


Hard Skills

  • Bachelor or Masters’ Degree in Packaging / Engineering
  • Extensive experience in packaging development in a complex / matrix organisation
  • Understanding of food technology and preservation
  • In depth material knowledge on rigid plastics- flexibles- metal- corrugated and glass
  • IT – Microsoft suite
  • Passionate and curious to learn all there is about Packaging and Food
  • Language Knowledge – English- fluent. Other languages a plus

Professional Attributes

  • Communication Skills
    • At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s important you have excellent communication skills- to deal with all kinds of different stakeholders.
  • Ability to Simplify
    • We like to keep it simple. And to execute fast. Your ability to simplify will be highly appreciated- when you provide simple solutions dealing with complex challenges.
  • Analytical
    • We’re a very data driven company. You know how to translate complex data into a simple solution with your analytical mindset.  
  • Project management skills
    • Time management has no secrets for you. You’re organized- structured and always have an overview of all the deliverables. You know how to bring multiple projects to a successful ending within the given timeframe.
  • Proactive
    • You are a self-starter- driven by purpose and driving initiatives and actions through to their conclusion. You are not afraid to challenge to get the right result

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;
  • Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know and we can set it in action!

Location: Nijmegen- NL- Kraft Heinz Innovation Centre

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