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Sr Manager, R&D - Packaging Dev

Company: Kraft Heinz Company
Location: Glenview
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Sr Manager, R&D - Packaging Dev page is loaded Sr Manager, R&D - Packaging Dev Apply remote type Hybrid locations Glenview, IL time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id R-72714 Job DescriptionThis position is a technical and managerial role, responsible for creating and driving technical projects and demonstrating leadership within the packaging function of the business. This candidate should also have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of settings. This includes analyzing data, drawing conclusions, documenting, and communicating results. Proven communication, teamwork, and people development skills are essential in this role, which operates in a cross-functional environment. Candidate will be responsible for not only packaging development, but collaborating with Business Unit Partners and cross functional peers to build yearly business plans aligned with KraftHeinz strategy where packaging will/can be influential. Candidate will be responsible for collaborating with cross functional network to help build a robust pipeline of Innovation, New Product Development, Brand Maintenance, and Value Engineering projects. In addition, candidate will be consulted for trouble shooting, collaborating with manufacturing facilities, quality and equipment vendors. Key Components of the role

  • Building 1yp with Business Unit Partners
  • Translating strategy and brand role/guardrails into execution plans and needs with Platform Innovation leader
  • Independently lead packaging development and commercialization of material and packaging systems to deliver against short and long term business objectives
  • Manage technical timelines, provide timely communication, raise issues and risks, and develop contingency plans leveraging strong project management skills
  • Coordinate and conduct functional testing including lab testing, plant trials, package qualifications
  • Responsible for identifying, defining, and solving technical packaging challenges
  • Collaborate and partners with suppliers to identify new technology opportunities, optimizing the utilization of Kraft Heinz and supplier resources and tools
  • Elevate the competence and know-how of junior developers through training, coaching, and external networking
  • Establish self as a technical subject matter expert in packaging materials, applications, testing and problem-solving
  • Management of junior staff including creation of development plans, building teamwork, and balancing of workload to help deliver in-year and pipeline projects
  • Strategic project influence in collaboration with OPS and marketing.
  • Help plan and execute budget needs for technical and capital execution
  • Be consumer driven and elevate Innovative Packaging to help solve consumer pain points
  • Self motivating with a sense of urgency to prioritize against KraftHeinz's overall strategic path, both within the role and from a broader company delivery
  • Understand and be fluent in day to day routines and systems for commercialization
  • Drive engagement for respective team while partnering with peers Qualifications
    • BS, MS, or PhD in Packaging, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering
    • Minimum 7 yrs packaging development experience in the food or consumer products industry
    • Proven ability to lead and execute technical complex packaging projects
    • Experience with rigid plastics, flexible and semi-rigid films, tray sealing, and MAP packaging is desired.
    • Ability to lead, coach and motivate others
    • Excellent communication, influencing, and problem solving skills
    • Able to manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently -with the ability to prioritize work
    • Ability to apply processes and improve with recommendation where needed
    • Strong understanding of Design of Experiments
    • Willingness to travel 30%#LI-HybridLocation(s)Glenview R&D CenterKraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact . ABOUT US Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. -With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. -We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food. WHY USWe grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands.Good isn't good enough. -We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food. Challenging the status quo takes talent. -We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz. INCLUSION MATTERS TO USEveryone is welcome at our table. In fact, we thrive on learning and growing from our diverse backgrounds and perspectives.Doesn't matter who you are, where you're from, or who makes your heart sing. We want you to show up as your authentic self, excited to work with amazing colleagues to solve complex challenges and innovate in an ever-changing industry. -We're committed to:
      • Hiring and growing talent from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
        • Growing our Business Resource Groups - vibrant, celebrated communities that enhance our business through thought leadership employee engagement and professional development opportunities.
          • Providing our managers and leaders high quality learning experiences to explore how to foster inclusion and belonging.

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