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Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz

Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Job Description

Scientist, R&D Product Dev at a glance:

Are you passionate about Food Science innovation and ready to make a significant impact on iconic brands? Join the dynamic and cross-functional team at Kraft Heinz Research & Development as a R&D Scientist! We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead Product development projects across our Platforms, working with renowned brands like Oscar Mayer, Kraft, Maxwell House, Kool Aid, and Crave.

As a R&D Scientist, you will have the opportunity to drive innovation, renovation, and maintenance of product lines, enabling growth and ensuring quality objectives and business continuity for Kraft Heinz. Your role will involve prioritizing and executing technical projects that contribute to the ongoing projects and Innovation Pipeline for the business. From crafting and performing tests to analyzing data, presenting results cross-functionally, and commercializing pipeline opportunities.


  • Meals & Kits

  • Meat & Cheese

  • Sauces & Condiments

  • Beverages & Confections

What’s on the menu?

  • This role has responsibility for developing new product formulations, portfolio renovation and customer product solutions across various product lines.

  • Work from ideation to commercialization, from benchtop samples to final production, and from raw material to finished product specification.

  • Manage multiple assignments/development projects concurrently to meet R&D timelines.

  • Build strong relationships and collaborate with internal and external colleagues to optimize new product development processes.

  • Utilize ingredient and process knowledge, experimental design and data interpretation tools to make technically sound recommendations.

Recipe for Success: Apply now if this sounds like you!

  • BS/MS in Food Science, Food Engineering, Dairy Science, Meat Science, Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, or related field

  • Minimum of 2 years in a Technical Function (which can include all graduate and/or internship work)

  • Product development and commercialization experience

  • Understanding of ingredient functionality and interrelationship of ingredients and process

  • Excellent communication, influencing, prioritization, and project management skills

  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to make connections to the big picture

  • Ability to lead, coach, and motivate others

  • Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to question the priority of work

  • Willingness to travel approximately 30% of the time

Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position. A comprehensive job description is shared upon interview.



Glenview R&D Center, Heinz Innovation Center

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact .