Senior Scientist, R&D - Packaging Development Platform
Glenview, IL 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect access to an array of holistic wellness benefits* and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 7% 401(k) matching, Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees, an industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus.

*Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees.

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Senior Scientist, R&D - Packaging Development Platform at a glance...

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 outstanding individual to lead packaging development projects across our Platforms, working with renowned brands like Oscar Mayer, Kraft, Maxwell House, Kool Aid, and Crave.

As a Sr Scientist, you will have the opportunity to drive innovation, renovation, cost savings and brand maintenance of packaging, enabling growth and ensuring quality objectives and business continuity for Kraft Heinz technical leadership role and will play a crucial role in crafting the future of our packaging solutions.

Opportunities Available:
  • Meals & Kits
  • Sauces & Condiments
  • Packaging & Processing

What's on the menu?
  • Work with cross functional teams, acting as packaging lead to drive execution across multiple projects from different product categories.
  • Lead multiple assignments/research projects concurrently and possess the ability to prioritize between a variety of business initiatives.
  • Complete packaging testing, qualification and commercialization while working closely with cross-functional team members in laboratory and production environments.
  • Translate research findings into relevant business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products
  • Specification creation and updating, with attention to detail

Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!
  • BS/MS in Packaging, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • This candidate should have a consistent record of carrying out work plans and committing to results in a variety of exciting and sophisticated settings, passionate about growth, cost savings and brand maintenance and quality improvement.
  • This includes understanding the business need, designing, and implementing tests, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, documenting, communicating results, and commercializing products.
  • Proven communication and collaboration skills are critical in this role, which operates in a dynamic and cross-functional environment.
  • The candidate must also have a technical background and be able to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations.
  • This position requires an individual to prioritize multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently and demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, a majority of the time.
  • Proven experience in Packaging Development and commercialization (which can include internships)
  • Strong understanding of key subject matter in areas such as packaging materials, pkg equipment/materials interaction, and packaging laboratory test methods
  • Excellent communication, influencing, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate others.
  • Willingness to travel 30%


Location(s)Glenview R&D 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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