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: Southbank, Victoria, Australia

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 01-Apr-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role:

In this position you will undertake the research and development of new and existing products and processes to enable the company to meet its marketing and production objectives. Perform assigned tasks in accordance with all Heinz Food Safety- Environmental- Health and Safety and ethical and human resources policies- programs and goals while upholding the Kraft Heinz values and to work in a way that contributes to the company’s vision.


  • Project feasibility
  • Prototype development
  • New ingredient evaluation & approval product costing
  • Establishing production methods
  • Setting up of factory documentation
  • Supervision of factory trials and commercial production
  • Development of technical product information including BOMs- production methods- label information- ingredient specifications- product specifications and shelf life evaluation
  • New Product Development (NPD) - In house or Co-Pack manufacture
  • Value Engineering (VE)
  • Sensory Evaluation Tests
  • Provide support to Marketing- Manufacturing Sites and Procurement for relevant projects
  • Ensure New or Reengineered Products meet Company’s Regulatory- Quality- Legal & Safety Standards

About you:

  • Good project management- planning and organization skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal- verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving- analysis and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of raw materials and ingredients.
  • Sound Understanding of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Code.
  • Proactive- seeking out opportunities for improvement and development both personally and professionally.
  • Ability to work in a team environment or autonomously to resolve problems and improve systems.
  • Ability to deal with Ambiguity
  • Tertiary qualification (or similar) preferably in Food Science or Technology with 1-2 years of experience
  • Product development experience in the food industry with specialist technical skills- product and processing knowledge in relevant area
  • Experience building up product costing
  • Experience with use of business and production systems- Excel- Word- PowerPoint etc.
  • Experience with working through NPD stage and gate processes
  • Eligibility to work in Australia
  • Current State Driver’s Licence

Benefits program:

We empower our people to own their work- and it’s true our employees are our competitive advantage – so we take care of our Kraft Heinz family with our ‘Live Well’ benefits program:

  • Gatherings - End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing – annual health checks & flu shots- wellbeing sessions & webinars
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregiver

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion

Bring your appetite for more!

Applications may be reviewed and interviews conducted prior to the close date so don’t wait – apply now!


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