Sr Sci, R&D - Packaging Dev Agile Disruptive Innov

at The Kraft Heinz Foods Company in Glenview, Illinois, United States

Job Description

About Us
The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We're a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we're united under one vision:To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we're transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion - and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen - there's only one thing to do: join our table and let's make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration
We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level - from entry-level intern to senior leader - to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners - to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz - which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You're expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level - and you'll be rewarded. You're given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won't do it alone. You're supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.
Job Description
Are you ready for a challenging and unique type of Packaging R&D role? This position is a Senior Scientist, Packaging Developer on the Agile Disruption Innovation R&D team, where the individual will be challenged to immerse themselves with the consumer and develop new disruptive food-based solutions. This individual will work with one to three small cross-functional teams ("pods") where collaboration, trust, and ownership drive the team forward while engaging in the Agile @ Scale framework at Kraft Heinz.

As a Senior Scientist, you will be a critical part of the Build and In-Market Validation Phases of the project where promising disruptive concepts are brought to life. You will collaborate with the cross-functional Core Pod Team to understand the key design principles and guardrails to incorporate into the product design. Iterative development will begin with scrappy prototypes and benchtop experiments with promising solutions progressing through pilot plant and factory scale-up. While working with the R&D Technical Lead for sprint-to-sprint activities, the Package Developer will have a clear line of ownership and accountability for specific technical workstreams with significant influence over solution development. Success is measured by validating consumer behavior and quantitative metrics across Desirability, Feasibility, and Viability OKRs.

In addition to this Senior Scientist's technical contributions, they will also support cross-functional aspects of the project in areas related to consumer insights, marketing, and financial viability.
This is an individual contributor role with leadership opportunities through organizational influence and partnership with internal technical functional partners.

Key Responsibilities

Collaborate with R&D Technical Lead to prioritize package development tasks

Lead execution of all aspects of package development (primary, secondary, tertiary, etc)

Explore and evaluate potential suppliers and development partners

Complete rapid prototyping and iterative solution development that achieve design principles

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It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.

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Job Posting: 10967885

Posted On: May 28, 2023

Updated On: Jun 27, 2023

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