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Principal Scientist, Packaging

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 Overview
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 technical depth.
--- Work directly, interface, and influence cross-functional team (Marketing, Procurement, Operations, and Supply Chain) and vendors.
--- Develop and implement best practices around knowledge capture, transfer, and reuse.
--- Lead Canada Zone business continuity tracker and processes for packaging team.
--- Manage multiple initiatives with complex scope concurrently.
--- 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 technology adoption.
--- 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 packaging team.
--- Have a high degree of autonomy.
--- Be a big dreamer.


--- BS/MS - Packaging, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related fields
--- 6+ years of experience in packaging development for consumer product industry
--- Desire for experience in the food industry
--- Ability to work effectively autonomously, and in a team environment
--- 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 skills
--- 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 .

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: .


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