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Food Scientist, R&D -Footprint - Glenview, IL



This is an entry level technical role providing direction for and execution of projects for the Oscar Mayer Core Meat businesses (cold cuts, hot dogs, and bacon).  The candidate will be driving technical projects to meet business initiatives including new products, brand renovations, quality improvements, and productivity.  This candidate should have experience executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of settings.  This includes understanding the business need, designing and executing tests, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, documenting, communicating results, and commercializing products.  Communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a cross-functional environment. The candidate must be able to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations. Candidate will be responsible for product development as well and qualifying products in new processing equipment. In addition, candidate will be consulted for trouble shooting, collaborating with manufacturing facilities, quality and equipment vendors.

  • Work with cross functional team to identify solutions to meet the needs of the core meats businesses
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products
  • Translate research findings into meaningful business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams
  • Formula/product commercialization working closely with cross-functional team members in production plants
  • Specification writing with attention to detail
  • Manage multiple assignments/research projects concurrently


  • BS/MS in Meat, Animal, or Food Science
  • 2 years in a Technical Function (which can include all graduate and intern work) desired
  • Basic understanding of meat product chemistry, analytical testing, formulations and processing used in food manufacturing
  • Understanding of basic meat ingredient functionality and interrelationship of ingredients, process, and packaging
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work cross-functionally and with external suppliers
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Basic understanding of Design of Experiments
  • Willingness to travel 50-80%


Glenview, IL

Kraft Heinz Company, 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 Heinz Company, Inc. is committed to a dive



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