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Manager, Product Development, Foodservice R&D - Glenview, IL
Kraft Heinz Company

 

 

 

 

         Our Company


The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26.5 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream it is our GLOBAL VISION.  To be the best, we want the best best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

It's a Question of Taste


Do more, be more.  Whatever your aspirations, experience something exceptional at Kraft Heinz.  We'll give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style.  Outperform our expectations and you'll move forward faster than you ever thought possible.  Come ready to dream. Come eager to grow.

Get a taste of what your career could be at kraftheinzcompany.com/careers.

Job Description

Our Company          
The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global food and beverage powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3rd largest food and beverage company in North America and 5th largest in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream it is our GLOBAL VISION.  To be the best, we want the best best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

Owners Only!           
This is a role for someone who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against the model in the largest business unit for Kraft Heinz.  It is both a strategic and a tactical position.  Those that do not want to get their hands dirty or build out a function against a blank slate without buying pre-packaged solutions should not apply. 

Role / Title

This is a Research and Development (R&D) role leading project initiatives & strategies across the Foodservice Business Unit. This candidate should have a proven record of developing and executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of challenging and complex settings.  The candidate will be an R&D leader for technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on growth, brand maintenance, and quality improvement. In addition, the candidate will also lead a team of developers to grow their technical base and execute projects. This role is responsible for the design and execution of product testing, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, documentation, communicating results, and product commercialization.  Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently with a high degree of autonomy.


Key Components of the role:

    • Work directly with the Business Unit, cross-functional team, plants, and vendors as the R&D project leader to drive execution and direct both product and package developers across multiple projects.
    • Manage the resources and budgets for projects and platforms
    • Act as technical/commercialization expert for team
    • Responsible for commercialization of new and reformulated products and successful transition from development to operations.
    • Creates and edits formulas, processing procedures, and finished product specifications.
    • Collaborates with operations to optimize processes and production for existing items within the limits of product specifications.


*Minimum Qualifications

    • BS/MS Food Science, Chemical Engineer, or related field
    • 5 years of experience in food product development preferred
    • Strong communication with ability to interact directly with customers as well as all levels of the internal organization.
    • Ability to inspire team to drive results.
    • Excellent problem solving and decisions making skills.
    • Travel approximately 25% of time

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

Location(s)

Glenview R&D Center

 

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