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Principal Scientist, R&D - Whitespace

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Kraft Heinz
Physical Address

Glenview, IL 60026
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 CollaborationWe’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


This is a Research and Development (R&D) Product Development role providing leadership for and execution of projects across Whitespace platforms. The candidate should have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of challenging and complex settings, across multiple categories. Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment. This position requires an individual to manage multiple projects concurrently and demonstrate the ability complete work with minimal guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.

Key Components of the role

+ Work with cross functional teams acting as the lead product developer to drive execution across multiple projects

+ Demonstrates the willingness/ability to learn new product categories and/or processing areas

+ Translate research findings and communicate to cross-functional teams

+ Manage and execute product testing and qualification while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments

+ Manage multiple projects concurrently and possess the ability to call out priority conflicts between a variety of business initiatives


+ BS/MS in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or Related Field

+ Strong understanding of key subject matter in areas such as ingredients, processing equipment, ingredient interactions, and food product laboratory test methods

+ Excellent communication, influencing, project management and problem solving skills

+ Ability to lead, coach and motivate others

+ Highly motivated and ability to multi-task complex projects

+ Manage multiple projects concurrently with the ability to question the priority of work

+ Strong understanding of Design of Experiments

+ Willingness to travel 30%

Kraft Heinz is an EO employer – Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories

Location(s)Glenview R&D CenterEqual Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

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