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Associate Scientist, R&D - Packaging 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
The Role

The candidate will be leading/executing packaging technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on growth/innovation, brand maintenance and quality improvement. This includes leading plant and lab based tests, detailed documentation of data, analyzing the data and building a viable path forward, communicating results to cross functional teams to gain alignment, and commercializing products. Communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment. The candidate must also be driven by a curiosity to build on a technical background and apply learnings / scientific principles to new situations. This position requires an individual to manage multiple projects concurrently with moderate levels of supervisor guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.

Key Components of the role

--- Translate research findings into meaningful business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams
--- Execute packaging testing, qualification and commercialization while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments
--- Adapt / apply scientific principles to new situations and products
--- Manage multiple assignments/R&D projects concurrently
--- Specification creation and updating, with attention to detail

Qualifications :

--- BS/MS in Packaging, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field
--- 0-3 years of experience in Packaging Development and commercialization (which can include internships)
--- Basic understanding of key subject matter in areas such as packaging materials, pkg equipment/materials interaction, and new industry advancements
--- Basic understanding of the interrelationship of packaging, product, and process
--- Basic understanding of packaging laboratory test methods
--- Excellent communication, influencing, and problem solving skills
--- Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently
--- Basic understanding of statistics
--- Willingness to travel 25%

Location(s)
Glenview R&D Center, Heinz Innovation Center

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

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

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