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All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands
Job Function: 10 - R&D
Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development
Date Published: 22-Jul-2022
Job Type: Regular
Description & Requirements
About the Position
We have an exciting opportunity for a R&D technologist to make a difference in our R&D organization in Kraft Heinz! This position lies within the Continental Europe R&D team. Get ready for working in International team- as proactive contributor- getting projects delivered and collaborating with internal and external partners. The job holder will work in a multi-functional team and will optimally collaborate across functions.
The R&D Technologist is responsible for:
Carrying out technically NPD- VE & Supply Chain projects through R&D governance
Implementing projects from consumer concepting and prototyping until industrialization and product launch.
Carrying out the category technology program- consolidating technical expertise and delivering future proof technical enablers.
Collaborate with external partners about technology program- co-creations and projects- in line with strategy needs and building strong network
Connecting with Intl BUs for projects harmonies- portfolio management and knowledge sharing
Please be aware that valid permanent working rights in Europe are required to be eligable for this position.
Master’s degree in Food Science &Technology (or equivalent field as Biology- Chemistry- Engineering)
Preferably 1-2 years of experience in food companies and product development.
Ability to understand science & technology and translate in products solution- data driven decision maker
Consumer focus- curious about trends and food innovations
Teamwork - Achieving results with the team is simply the best. You’re a standout colleague- working towards the same common goal together with your teammates. You connect easily with people and feel motivated by international environment and experience different cultures
Ability to Simplify - Simplification skills and pragmatism will be highly appreciated- as your capability to translate concept in delicious product using at the best your technical skills and know-how.
Interpersonal Skills - At Kraft Heinz you’ll easily be exposed to senior management- no matter your level. Therefore- it’s meaningful you have excellent communication skills- to deal with all kinds of different collaborators.
Curiosity- creativity & passion - You’re curious- positive and enthusiastic. You are consumer focused and food passionate. You are a self-starter- driven by purpose and driving initiatives and actions. You are not afraid to challenge to get right results.
What we offer you
A fast career track like only few other companies can match;
A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);
Flexibility; we have a hybrid working model providing the empowerment to take ownership of your work-life balance.
Permanent contract; for we believe in doing big bets on people;
Always room for new insights; if you have an excellent idea- please let us know- and we can set it in action!
Location (s): Nijmegen- Netherlands
Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.