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Senior Scientist- R&D - Packaging Development - Sustainability

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-80624

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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Senior Scientist, R&D - Packaging Development at a glance...

  • This is a Research and Development (R&D) Packaging technical role, in the Packaging Technology Platforms Group. This position offers the candidate an excellent opportunity to identify, drive and lead innovative and disruptive packaging technology initiatives (for innovation and sustainability) that will be instrumental in delivering novel, competitively and cost advantaged solutions across the Kraft Heinz portfolio.
  • The role includes supporting research pathways, demonstrating proof of concept, build processes, technology scale up, and commercialization or transition of technologies to the business unit.
  • Conduct consumer tests, performance benchmarks, and lifecycle assessments to validate the viability of potential packaging solutions for quality, safety, sustainability, and branding.
  • This individual must have strong technical skills and be able to link technologies to applications, while demonstrating intellectual curiosity, problem solving, leadership, and project management skills.
  • Champion packaging sustainability by staying at the forefront of emerging technologies, materials, regulations, and consumer trends to incorporate groundbreaking solutions into project development and strategic planning.
  • This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently with the ability to work autonomously, a majority of the time.
  • Exhibiting a collaborative approach both internally and with external partners to develop comprehensive packaging sustainability strategies that meet business objectives.

    What's on the menu?

    • Work with internal teams and cross functional partners to understand opportunities and build solid plans with defined results.
    • Manage multiple initiatives with complex scopes and/or cross enterprise platforms concurrently
    • Implement research plans, including patent/literature reviews, prototyping, lab testing, consumer testing, qualification on pilot and/or production equipment
    • Build and coordinate relationships with suppliers and technology partners to drive technology pathways
    • Translate research findings into meaningful recommendations, communicating results and driving decisions and technology adoption
    • Present to global teams, senior leadership and key partners
    • Have a high degree of autonomy

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

      • BS/MS/PhD in Package, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
      • Proven 3-6 years of experience in Packaging Development and commercialization (which can include internship).
      • Strong understanding of key subject matter in areas such as packaging materials, functionality, design of experiments, qualification, laboratory test methods and commercialization of multiple packaging formats.
      • Excellent communication, influencing, project management and problem solving skills
      • Ability to lead, mentor and empower others
      • Willingness to travel 30%

        Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position. A comprehensive job description is shared upon interview.


        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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