Assoc Sci, R&D - Packaging Dev

The Kraft Heinz Company Glenview, IL
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Job DescriptionJob Description

Role / Title

This is a Research and Development (R&D) Packaging technical role leading and executing projects across our North American Refrigerated business. The candidate will be leading/executing packaging technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on growth/innovation, brand maintenance and quality improvement. This includes leading plant and lab based tests, detailed documentation of data, analyzing the data and building a viable path forward, communicating results to cross functional teams to gain alignment, and commercializing products. Communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment. The candidate must also be driven by a curiosity to build on a technical background and apply learnings / scientific principles to new situations. This position requires an individual to manage multiple projects concurrently with moderate levels of supervisor guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.

Key Components of the role

* Work with cross functional teams to execute projects across Refrigerated BU (Meat and Cheese)

* Translate research findings into meaningful business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams

* Execute packaging testing, qualification and commercialization while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments

* Adapt / apply scientific principles to new situations and products

* Manage multiple assignments/R&D projects concurrently

* Specification creation and updating, with attention to detail


* BS/MS in Packaging, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field

* 0-2 years of experience in Packaging Development and commercialization (which can include internships)

* Basic understanding of key subject matter in areas such as packaging materials, pkg equipment/materials interaction, and new industry advancements

* Basic understanding of the interrelationship of packaging, product, and process

* Basic understanding of packaging laboratory test methods

* Excellent communication, influencing, and problem solving skills

* Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently

* Basic understanding of statistics

* Willingness to travel 30%

EEO Statement

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

Location(s)Glenview R&D Center