Senior Scientist, R&D - Packaging Development - Sustainability
Glenview, IL 
Posted 2 months 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 - Sustainability at a glance...

Do you have a passion for developing sustainable packaging solutions that deliver exceptional consumer experiences? We want to hear from you!

Join the dynamic R&D team at Kraft Heinz as a Senior Packaging Scientist. In this critical innovation role, you'll lead high-impact projects that enhance packaging design across renowned brands like Kraft, Heinz, and Primal Kitchen.

This is an opportunity to inspire change by pioneering new packaging concepts that align with our sustainability commitments. You'll collaborate with cross-functional partners to implement solutions that reduce environmental impact while upholding our uncompromising standards for quality, safety and performance.

Opportunities Available:
  • Sauces & Condiments

What's on the menu?
  • Lead end-to-end packaging innovation projects, from identifying consumer and brand needs, ideating new concepts, prototyping, testing, and driving solutions to commercial launch.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with R&D, marketing, operations, procurement and external partners to develop comprehensive packaging sustainability strategies that meet business objectives.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend innovative, eco-friendly packaging technologies and materials that enhance product protection, performance and consumer experience while minimizing environmental impact.
  • Conduct consumer tests, performance benchmarks, and lifecycle assessments to validate the viability of potential packaging solutions for quality, safety, sustainability and branding.
  • Champion packaging sustainability by staying at the forefront of emerging technologies, materials, regulations and consumer trends to incorporate ground breaking solutions into project development and strategic planning.
  • Build processes and systems to effectively lead packaging projects from idea generation through execution, ensuring timely, on-budget, and on-brand delivery of packaging innovations.
  • Lead multiple assignments/research projects concurrently and possess the ability to prioritize between a variety of business initiatives.

Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!
  • BS/MS in Packaging, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • 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.
  • Handle multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with ability to prioritize work
  • Willingness to travel 30%

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)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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