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Product Development Scientist-1500134 - IL-Glenview




Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is one of North Americaís largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies, with annual revenues of more than $18 billion. With the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse, Kraft has an unrivaled portfolio of products in the beverages, cheese, refrigerated meals and grocery categories. The companyís iconic brands include Kraft, Capri Sun, JELL-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters and Velveeta. Kraftís 22,500 employees in the U.S. and Canada have a passion for making the foods and beverages people love. Kraft is a member of the Standard & Poorís 500 and the NASDAQ-100 indices. For more information, visit and


This Product Development position will support the Natural Cheese Category within the Cheese Business Unit located in Glenview, IL. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide technical leadership for product development and to identify and commercialize technologies to advance productivity, growth and quality objectives of the Natural Cheese business. This role interacts broadly with business partners in Integrated Supply Chain, RDQ&I, Operations,Marketing, Sales, Procurement, Finance, and external ingredient/product suppliers.


Primary responsibilities:

         Lead collaboration between R&D and Operations to create and execute plans for future state processes to reduce process complexity and enable product quality, food safety & innovation.

         Interact with Operations, Dairy Technology, equipment vendors, Quality, Regulatory,Finance and Marketing on an as needed basis to drive effective results.

         Interface with all related technical experts to understand technologies and applications.

         Independently lead process and product development initiatives from concept to commercialization.

         Manage technical timelines, provide clear and timely communication, raise issues and risks, and develop contingency plans leveraging strong project management skills



         Bachelor's Degree - Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemical Engineering.

         3+ years Product Development Experience

         Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

         Understanding of ingredient interactions / functionality.

         Executional excellence and personal leadership.

         Self-motivated problem solver and the drive to deliver objectives in a complex environment.

         The ability to plan, put together well thought out design of experiments, anticipate next steps and incorporate course corrections when hurdles appear.

         Strong verbal and written communication

          Willing to Travel 30%

Key Competencies

         Functional/Technical Skills

         Problem Solving

         Learning on the Fly

         Drive for Results

         Interpersonal Savvy


Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. As an equal opportunity employer, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americanís with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 847 646-6044 for assistance.



 : Research & Development

Primary Location

 : NA-US-IL-Glenview


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