Principal Scientist, Packaging
Company: Kraft Heinz
Posted on: March 14, 2020
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
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
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.
This Packaging Development position will primarily support the
Canada Zone businesses, be based in Glenview, IL and primarily work
on developing the technical sustainability strategy for the zone to
advance growth and ensure business continuity for Kraft Heinz
Canada. The role will engage closely with the newly created Head of
Sustainability in the Canada Growth organization as sustainability
continues to expand in focus for the zone. The role provides
opportunities to lead initiatives within the zone and further
collaborate with global technical partners within NA and EU on an
overall technical strategy.
The candidate must have strong technical skills and be able to link
technologies to applications. Demonstrating intellectual curiosity,
problem solving, leadership, and project management skills, while
ensuring connectivity to developing brand strategies, will be key
to the role. This position requires an individual to manage
multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently with a high degree of
autonomy. The candidate is expected to exhibit a collaborative
mindset to apply innovative solutions. Ready?
--- Manage the resources and budgets for sustainability platform to
drive execution and direct project team members as needed.
--- Possess strong technical aptitude and functional skills:
experienced across multiple packaging areas with significant
--- Work directly, interface, and influence cross-functional team
(Marketing, Procurement, Operations, and Supply Chain) and
--- Develop and implement best practices around knowledge capture,
transfer, and reuse.
--- Lead Canada Zone business continuity tracker and processes for
--- Manage multiple initiatives with complex scope
--- Interface and collaborate with technical experts in US/EU zones
to share and leverage technology development.
--- Execute research plans, including patent/literature reviews,
prototyping, lab tests, consumer tests, qualification on pilot and
production scale equipment.
--- Build and coordinate relationships with suppliers and
technology partners to drive technology pathways.
--- Translate research findings into meaningful business
recommendations, communicate results, driving decision making and
--- Maintain clear and thorough technical documentation.
--- Act as a technical mentor to junior developers on the team and
flex onto projects requiring problem solving.
--- Drive functional training and process improvements for the
--- Have a high degree of autonomy.
--- Be a big dreamer.
--- BS/MS - Packaging, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or
--- 6+ years of experience in packaging development for consumer
--- Desire for experience in the food industry
--- Ability to work effectively autonomously, and in a team
--- Expert understanding of packaging material interactions,
functionality, qualification and commercialization of multiple
packaging formats, design of experiments and ability to coach
others in these areas
--- Executional excellence and personal leadership.
--- Highly motivated problem solver and the drive to deliver
objectives in a complex environment.
--- Ability to plan, put together well thought out design of
experiments, anticipate next steps and incorporate course
corrections when hurdles appear.
--- Excellent, proven communication, influencing, project/platform
management and problem solving skills.
--- Executional excellence, personal leadership and prioritization
--- Ability to learn new materials and processes quickly
--- Strong ability to lead, coach and motivate others
--- Manages multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the
ability to prioritize work for self and others.
--- Willing to travel up to 30%. Travel could include (but not
limited to): within United States and Canada to internal plants,
co-manufacturers, and suppliers.
About The Kraft Heinz Company
The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) is the third-largest food and
beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and
beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A
globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz
Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all
eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The
Company's iconic brands include Kraft , Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun ,
Classico , Jell-O , Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Ore-Ida,
Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Plasmon , Quero, Weight
Watchers Smart Ones and Velveeta . The Kraft Heinz Company is
dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and
our Company. For more information, visit www.kraftheinzcompany.com
The Kraft Heinz Company is committed to a diverse and inclusive
workforce. Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation
during the recruitment process or would like more details about
accessibility should contact: email@example.com .
Glenview R&D Center
Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals
with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
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