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: Warrendale, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 17-Mar-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Role

This is a technical leadership role providing direction for and execution of projects across one or more of our US businesses The candidate will be identifying- scoping and driving technical projects to meet business initiatives.  This candidate should have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results.  This includes understanding the business need- designing and executing tests- analyzing data- drawing conclusions- documenting- communicating results- and commercializing products.  Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role- which operates in a cross-functional environment. The candidate must also have a strong technical background and be able to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently and demonstrate the ability complete work with minimal guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.

Key Components

  • Responsible for developing and commercializing new products- renovating existing products- and delivering cost savings across the Easy Meals Made Better unit.   
  • The candidate will be scoping and/or driving highly technical and complex projects to meet the business’ platform and innovation objectives.    
  • Opportunities may exist to lead junior developers on projects.
  • Conduct feasibility assessments- prototype development- costing- supervision of factory trials- development of recipe and factory documentation- recipe and label development- technical approval- shelf life assessment and technical support for initial factory production.
  • Apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations
  • Manage multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently and demonstrate the ability complete work with minimal guidance.
  • Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.
  • Ability to lead- coach and motivate others
  • Ability to scale up products from bench top to full line commercialization at the factory level
  • Interact cross functionally across organization and have the ability to influence others to drive the projects to completion

Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Food- Dairy- Meat- Animal Science- Packaging or Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years in a Technical Function (which can include all graduate and/or internship work)
  • Solid understanding of food chemistry- analytical testing- formulations and processing used in food manufacturing
  • Sauces- condiments and frozen meals experience preferred
  • Understanding of ingredient functionality and interrelationship of ingredients- process- and packaging
  • Excellent communication- influencing- project management and problem solving skills
  • Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to question the priority of work
  • Strong understanding of Design of Experiments
  • Willingness to travel 30%

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