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Scientist, R&D- Product Development

Company: Kraft Heinz
Location: Glenview
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Job Description:

Kraft Heinz, The Company
As one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, we are proud to spark joy around mealtimes with a global portfolio of more than 200 brands. Some are iconic master brands like Heinz, Kraft and Planters. Others are fast growing new sensations that defy status quo like DEVOUR and Primal Kitchen. No matter the brand, we are united under one vision To Be the Best Food Company, Growing a Better World . Bringing this vision to life are our 36,000+ teammates around the world, making food people love.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership and commitment with Rise Against Hunger. And we also stand committed to sustainability, and the health of our planet and its people.

Every day, we are transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you're passionate like us -- and ready to create the future, build on a storied legacy, and participate as a conscientious global citizen -- there's one thing to do join us.

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. It all comes down to the way we empower our people to own their work. It's true Our employees are our competitive advantage.

As part of the Kraft Heinz family you're supported to grow and achieve. You're recognized and rewarded for outstanding performance at every level. You're given the opportunity to leave your mark and build legacies. But you won't do it alone. This is where our values and teamwork thrives and collaborative spirit fuels every day.

Job Description
Role
This is a research based technical leadership role providing direction for and execution of projects across our North American business (Refrigerated). The candidate will be identifying, scoping and/or driving technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on Innovation. This candidate should have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of settings.

This includes basic understanding of 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 of the role

--- Demonstrates the willingness/ability to learn new product categories and/or processing/packaging areas.
--- Develop and implement multiple new product launches from concept to commercialization
--- Design and conduct plant trials and summarize results
--- Support/lead project teams as a technical resource
--- Collaborate with business teams to identify and execute initiatives including innovation, renovation, cost engineering, and brand maintenance
--- Develop and manage deliverables to achieve R&D timelines
--- Create and manage product specifications to detail
--- Maintain technical documentation

Qualifications:

--- Excellent communication, influencing, and problem solving skills
--- Ability to lead, coach and motivate others
--- Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to question the priority of work
--- Strong understanding of Design of Experiments
--- Willingness to travel 30% pending business needs
--- B.S. degree in Food Science or Chemical Engineering or equivalent; 2-3 years relevant job experience
--- Experience in the food or consumer products industry preferred
--- Proven leadership of commercialization and/or margin enhancement programs across multiple technologies

Location(s)
Glenview R&D Center

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

Keywords: Kraft Heinz, Glenview , Scientist, R&D- Product Development, Other , Glenview, Illinois

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