Scientist, R&D - Packaging Development
Warrendale, PA 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description
Job Description
Job Description

Are you passionate about packaging 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 Packaging Scientist! We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead packaging development projects across our Platforms, working with renowned brands like Oscar Mayer, Kraft, Maxwell House, Kool Aid, and many others!

As a Packaging Scientist, you will have the opportunity to drive innovation, renovation, and maintenance of packaging, enabling growth and ensuring quality objectives and business continuity for Kraft Heinz. From crafting and performing tests to analyzing data, presenting results cross-functionally, and commercializing pipeline opportunities, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our packaging solutions.

What's on the menu?

  • Lead packaging development projects from concept to commercialization, driving the execution of ongoing business results and broadening the innovation pipeline.
  • Act as the packaging lead, working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure timely execution across multiple projects.
  • Simultaneously lead multiple projects with complex scopes, demonstrating exceptional project management skills.
  • Provide support for general brand maintenance to ensure business continuity across multiple categories as needed.
  • Collaborate with technical authorities, US/Category packaging scientists, and leverage technologies and applications.
  • Manage technical timelines, communicate effectively, identify and address issues and risks, and develop contingency plans.
  • Conduct lab tests, pilot plant trials, and large-scale tests to optimize packaging performance within manufacturing facilities.
  • Write detailed specifications to ensure consistent, high-quality products.
  • Maintain clear and comprehensive technical documentation.
  • Embrace a visionary mindset and think big!

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

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Packaging, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or related fields.
  • A solid background in the Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG)/Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry or a comparable field, with Packaging expertise in a relevant category.
  • Exceptional teamwork skills and ability to thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • In-depth understanding of packaging material interactions and functionality.
  • Demonstrated executional excellence and personal leadership.
  • Highly motivated problem solver with a drive to achieve objectives in a complex environment.
  • Ability to plan and execute well-thought-out design experiments, anticipate next steps, and adjust course when facing challenges.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding prioritization and project management abilities.
  • Quick learner with the ability to adapt to new materials and processes rapidly.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% within the United States and Canada, visiting internal plants, co-manufacturers, and suppliers.

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


Location(s)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 .

It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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