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Lead- North America R&D - Transformation

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: 19-Mar-2024

Ref #: R-80626

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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Lead, North America R&D - Transformation at a glance...

Establish the North America R&D Transformation Management Office (TMO) to champion organizational change and lead the evolution of R&D. Build and inspire a future thinking capability strategy that creates organizational value, improves functional effectiveness, and develops R&D technical mastery and new, prioritized capability growth. Bring capability strategy to life through training, collaboration, customized programs, pilots, and strong performance metrics. Develop and implement programs and pilots to deliver to capability development. Be a key partner for scaling of Transformation team priorities (e.g. communication, change management, and digital enablement).

What's on the menu?

  • Establish and lead the NA R&D TMO to evolve the operating model, improve functional effectiveness, and enable business value creation
  • Manage NA R&D TMO principle ways of working and prioritized initiatives. Maintain governance of resources and identify objectives and metrics to provide direction and validate performance of the TMO
  • Develop new R&D capabilities to enable prioritized transformation initiatives and drive technical mastery through defining and directing R&D through the annual training plan, managing the budget, and owning specific development programs and pilots
  • Work cross-functionally as a key partner for communication strategy, change management, and digital enablement

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

    • BS/MS/PHD in Food Science, Food Engineering, Packaging, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Life Sciences or related field
    • 10+ years in a Research and Development Function including focus in Innovation, Product, Process, Packaging, Sensory, Analytical, etc.
    • Excellent communication, influencing, project management and problem solving skills
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and grow teams and lead organizational change


      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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