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Senior Scientist - Packaging - Margin Enhancement

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: 05-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-78331

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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Sr Sci - Packaging - Margin Enhancement at a glance...

This is a Research and Development (R&D) role leading Productivity and Supply Product initiatives across all businesses within the Kraft Heinz North America. The candidate will be developing and executing work plans and driving for results to meet business initiatives focused on productivity idea development and execution. This includes basic understanding of the business need, commercialization, designing and performing tests, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, documenting, and communicating results to both technical and non-technical audiences. Proven communication and teamwork skills are crucial in this role, which operates in a dynamic cross-functional environment. The candidate must also have a strong technical background and ability to think critically to apply prior knowledge and scientific principles to new situations. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently and with a moderate degree of autonomy. Collaboration, growth-oriented mentality, and flexibility are a must.

What's on the menu?

  • Product lead collaborating with cross functional teams to drive execution of projects from concept to commercialization across multiple project in different businesses/categories.
  • Demonstrate ability to quickly learn new product categories and/or processing/packaging areas
  • Handle multiple assignments/development projects concurrently to meet R&D timelines, prioritize between a variety of business initiatives
  • Design development plans and complete from benchtop to pilot plant to plant trials
  • Summarize and translate results clearly into recommendations for technical and non-technical teams to drive business decisions.
  • Lead formula/product commercialization working closely with teams at production plants
  • Lead communication with suppliers and manufacturing partners
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products and demonstrate the ability to work autonomously a majority of the time.
  • Create and update multi-component product specifications with attention to detail

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

    • BS/MS Packaging Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
    • 3-6 years in a development/commercialization role (which can include all graduate and/or internship work)
    • In-depth understanding of packaging materials, functionality, qualification, and commercialization of plastics, coatings, barriers, and design of experiments. Excellent communication, influencing, prioritization, problem solving and project management skills
    • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to make connections to the big picture
    • Ability to lead, influence, coach, and motivate others
    • Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to question the priority of work
    • Strong understanding of Design of Experiments
    • Willingness to travel approximately 30% 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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