Principal Scientist, R&D - Meat
Glenview, IL 
Posted 21 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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Principal Scientist - Meats at a glance...

This is a Research and Development (R&D) role leading product development project initiatives across Core Meats categories (Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts, Bacon, Hot Dogs) within the Platform. The candidate will utilize their Meat Science Experience to identify and advance new initiatives, technologies and work plans for the Oscar Mayer Meats Portfolio. We will look upon this role to provide/share meat expertise and mentor junior meat scientists in the group. Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a dynamic cross-functional environment. A growth minded strong technical background in Meat Science and ability to think critically or apply prior knowledge and scientific principles to new situations are a must.

What's on the menu?
  • Identify/Advance New Technology
  • Optimize Process Improvement
  • Ideate around new product innovation
  • Network with Internal and External Experts, Associations, and Suppliers
  • Help to build the technical strategy for the Meats Platform
  • Mentor Junior Developers
  • Design and execute plant trials, then summarize and translate results clearly for technical and non-technical teams
  • Direct communication with suppliers and manufacturing partners
  • Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products with support

Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!
  • BS/MS/PhD in Meat Science or related Field
  • 8+ Years of Experience working in Meat Science Field
  • Demonstrated Experience advancing ideas from Benchtop through Commercialization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, influence, and collaborate
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to make connections to the big picture
  • Willingness to travel approximately 25% of the time


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
Required Experience
8+ years
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