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This is a Center Research-based technical leadership role providing direction for and execution of projects across one or more of our North American businesses (Grocery, Refrigerated, Bev & Snack Nuts, Foodservice/KFI and Canada Zone). The candidate will be identifying, scoping and/or driving technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on Cost Engineering. This candidate should have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results. This includes basic understanding of the business need, designing and executing tests, analyzing data, drawing conclusions, documenting, communicating results, and commercializing products. Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role, which operates in a cross-functional environment. The candidate must also have a strong technical background and be able to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently and demonstrate the ability complete work with minimal guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.
Key Components of the role
Work with cross functional teams to scope and develop Cost Engineering opportunities
Demonstrates the willingness/ability to learn new product categories and/or processing/packaging areas.
Translate research findings into meaningful business opportunities and communicate to cross-functional teams
Formula/product commercialization working closely with cross-functional team members in production plants
Adapt and apply scientific principles to new situations/products and have a moderate degree of autonomy
Manage multiple assignments/research projects concurrently and possess the ability to call out priority conflicts between a variety of business initiatives
Specification creation and updating, with attention to detail
BS/MS in Package Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field
3+ years of experience in Packaging Development and commercialization (which can include graduate work and internships. Food experience a plus)
Understanding of ingredient functionality and interrelationship of ingredients, process, and packaging
Excellent communication, influencing, project management and problem solving skills
Ability to lead, coach and motivate others
Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to question the priority of work
Strong understanding of Design of Experiments
Willingness to travel 30%
Location(s)Glenview R&D Center, Heinz Innovation Center
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