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Food Scientist-1500974 - 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 position allows for the candidate to work across Jell-O (Dry Packaged Desserts, Refrigerated Ready to Eat Desserts) on core business initiatives such as productivity, brand maintenance, renovations, and line extensions.  While in this role, the candidate will lead product development for specific areas of Jell-O and the subsequent commercialization efforts.  The individual will collaborate with other product and process developers, coordinate with the cross-functional commercialization team, and interact closely with procurement and operations.


The position will afford the individual the opportunity to lead their own product development projects from development through commercialization and also gain exposure to a core function focusing on productivity, brand maintenance, renovations, and product line extensions. 

Key Benefits to the Candidate

         Gain experience in dry powder product development and functional ingredients used in DPD systems

         Gain experience in product development of thermally processed and low acid systems

         Exposure to key productivity initiatives based on ingredient platforms

         Grow commercialization proficiency in desserts- dry mix and aseptically processed

         Become knowledgeable of and involved in DPD and RTE R&D projects

         Build perspective on product/process issues that arise during daily manufacturing, learn how to not only address issue, but develop to prevent them


         The candidate will independently lead product development projects from formulation through scale up and start up.

         Support extended cross functional team on initiatives to ensure speed to market.

         Act as a R&D point person for the manufacturing plant and assist plant Operations with trouble shooting, design and/or product quality related issues.  Support general brand maintenance needs.



         BS/MS in Food Science or Chemical Engineering

         At least 3 years of experience with R&D product development in a CPG company (with Kraft or other Food & Beverage Company)

         At least one year of development experience with products which require both formulation and process to create.

         Self-Motivated by problem solving and inherient curiosity to understand how things work.

         Ability to work effectively in a team and with others

         Strong technical skills in food science

         Ability to handle complex assignments on aggressive timing

         Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication

         Executional excellence, personal leadership and customer focus a must

         Ability to learn new products and processes quickly

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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Kraft Foods Group is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Kraft provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteransí Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact 847-646-6044 to request assistance.













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