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General information

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

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 12-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements


  • Responsibilities include independent cross collaboration with respective functions to collect data required to facilitate Design To Value Collison Workshops including product formulation- process- manufacturing and competitive teardowns. 
  • Provide R&D expertise- conducting plant trials- investigations of new opportunities- maintaining Kraft Heinz specification database- qualifying new processes and ingredients- and overseeing product launches and first productions.
  • Project management and a great agility to proactively plan and organize multiple projects simultaneously. This includes designing and executing tests- analyzing data- drawing conclusions- documenting- communicating results- and commercializing products.
  • The applicant should also possess excellent analytical skills and knowledge of process analysis- communication and leadership skills- computer skills (Microsoft Office). General knowledge of food quality (HACCP) and food manufacturing principles would surely be an asset.  
  • The candidate must also have a technical background and be able to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations.
  • The candidate is expected to lead his or her projects and exhibit a collaborative mindset to apply innovative solutions.
  • Interface with all related technical experts and US category scientists to understand technologies and applications.
  • Manage technical timelines- provide clear and timely communication- raise issues and risks- and develop contingency plans leveraging strong project management skills
  • Conduct lab tests- pilot plant and large-scale tests within manufacturing facilities to optimize formulation and/or process.
  • Write specifications that deliver consistent- high-quality products.
  • Maintain technical documentation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s is a Plus) - Food Science- Chemical Engineering or similar degree
  • Minimum 2-4+ years Product Development Experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication-. French language is an asset.
  • Self-motivated problem solver and the drive to deliver objectives in a complex environment.
  • The ability to plan- put together well thought out design of experiments- anticipate next steps and incorporate course corrections when hurdles appear.
  • Executional excellence- personal leadership and customer focus a must
  • Ability to learn new products and processes quickly
  • Willing to Travel up to 15%.  Travel could include (but not limited to): Toronto (corporate HQ) and/or US to internal plants- co-manufacturers- and suppliers

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