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Principal Scientist- R&D - Meat

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Glenview
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Glenview, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 14-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-76386

Remote, Hybrid or Onsite: Hybrid

Description & Requirements

Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect access to an array of holistic wellness benefits* and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 7% 401(k) matching, Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees, an industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus.

*Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees.

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Principal Scientist - Meats at a glance...

This is a Research and Development (R&D) role leading product development project initiatives across Core Meats categories (Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts, Bacon, Hot Dogs) within the Platform. The candidate will utilize their Meat Science Experience to identify and advance new initiatives, technologies and work plans for the Oscar Mayer Meats Portfolio. We will look upon this role to provide/share meat expertise and mentor junior meat scientists in the group. Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a dynamic cross-functional environment. A growth minded strong technical background in Meat Science and ability to think critically or apply prior knowledge and scientific principles to new situations are a must.

What's on the menu?

  • Identify/Advance New Technology
  • Optimize Process Improvement
  • Ideate around new product innovation
  • Network with Internal and External Experts, Associations, and Suppliers
  • Help to build the technical strategy for the Meats Platform
  • Mentor Junior Developers
  • Design and execute plant trials, then summarize and translate results clearly for technical and non-technical teams
  • Direct communication with suppliers and manufacturing partners
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products with support

    Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!

    • BS/MS/PhD in Meat Science or related Field
    • 8+ Years of Experience working in Meat Science Field
    • Demonstrated Experience advancing ideas from Benchtop through Commercialization.
    • Ability to effectively communicate, influence, and collaborate
    • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to make connections to the big picture
    • Willingness to travel approximately 25% of the time

      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 Us

      We 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.

      Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

      We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.

      Kraft 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

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